The urban campus of Washington State University, WSU Spokane serves the metropolitan Spokane area, the Inland Northwest, the state, the region, and the world. It offers the educational, scientific, economic, and cultural benefits that accrue from access to the services and programs of a major public land-grant research institution. WSU Spokane works collaboratively with communities to enhance quality of life through an intentional and sustained effort to create, interpret, apply, and disseminate knowledge, thereby serving as a model for a world-class urban campus in a regional city.
As a destination campus, WSU Spokane offers all students, from those articulating from other campuses to international students, opportunities for advanced studies and research in a variety of targeted program, enriching the fabric of the WSU system. The campus community values diversity and places a high priority on providing all the elements needed for student success.
WSU Spokane will continue to take the lead in utilizing flexible and creative approaches to meet needs for lifelong learning with research-based teaching.
The campus's mission is to build the intellectual, creative, and practical abilities of individuals, communities, and institutions. It does so by actively fostering learning, inquiry, and public service, and by engaging with constituents in enhancing quality of life and economic vitality.