WSU Tri-Cities
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WSU’s most diverse campus

35.5% minority
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10% of WSUTC

students are veterans

Located in the

6th best place

for STEM grads in the US

92% job placement

after graduation
(well above national average)

A day in the life of a WSU Tri-Cities Coug


 Meet some WSU Tri-Cities Cougs

student kylie Chiesa at a desk

Kylie Chiesa

Kylie Chiesa has accepted her first teaching position as a primary autism teacher at Washington Elementary School in the Kennewick School District. “Far too often, children with special needs are told what they can’t do,” she said. “Instead of focusing on everything these children can do. I repeatedly hear them described by their limitations. It is my goal to discover what those children with special needs can do well and assist them in reaching their full potential. There is no greater joy than seeing a student meet a milestone that they have been working so hard to achieve.”


Student Demi Galindo

Demi Galindo

Demi Galindo, a master’s student at Washington State University Tri-Cities, recently received a call that would change the course of her life. She had been accepted to medical school. Better yet, she had received a tuition waiver for her four years of medical education, with the exception of two semesters during her third and fourth years – an acceptance package that is incredibly rare.

Sam Barnes

Sam Barnes may have another semester before graduating from Washington State University Tri-Cities, but he already achieved his dream of starting his own business. While he completed his college education, Barnes worked first as a marketer beginning in Nov. 2013 and then as an office manager for American Family Insurance.


Student Jamie Silva

Jamie Silva

Jamie Silva hadn’t considered a career in the medical profession until he saw directly how he could use research and patient interaction to better medical care for all citizens, regardless of demographic.

The recent nursing graduate of Washington State University Tri-Cities said it was through the research experiences he observed through both as a community college student, as well as in his undergraduate experience through WSU Tri-Cities, that opened his eyes to the possibilities of medicine.


WSU Tri-Cities is a dynamic and engaged university
dedicated to excellence in research and teaching.