Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington


Graduation and Retention

The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Western Washington University is 68%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 64% compared to 71% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Western Washington University is 82%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate

68%

Graduation Rate by Gender

64%

64% men

71%

71% women

Retention Rate

82%

Graduation by Ethnicity

The distribution of graduation rates by ethnic diversity at Western Washington University comprises of the highest graduation rate of 78% for "Nonresident Alien" followed by 74% for "Black, non-Hispanic", 70% for "White, non-Hispanic", 67% for "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander", 66% for "Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander", 65% for "Asian", 65% for "Two or more races", 57% for "Hispanic", 56% for "American Indian or Alaska Native" and 50% for "Race/ethnicity unknown".

Graduation Rate by Ethnicity

65%

65% Asian

57%

57% Hispanic

78%

78% Nonresident Alien

65%

65% Two or more races

74%

74% Black, non-Hispanic

70%

70% White, non-Hispanic

50%

50% Race/ethnicity unknown

56%

56% American Indian or Alaska Native

66%

66% Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

67%

67% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Graduation by Year

Graduation rate of students varies by number of years taken to complete degree. 37% of the undergraduate students at Western Washington University graduated in 4 years, 63% in 5 years and 68% in 6 years.

Graduation Rate by Year

YearsGraduation Rate
within 4 years37%
within 5 years63%
within 6 years68%