“I knew I wanted to get a degree in something that I was going to use, not only career-wise, but also in life,” she said. “I wanted it to be something practical that I could apply directly to my life. WSU Tri-Cities helped me find that path and helped get me there. I found my ideal degree program.”

-Dana Dollarhyde, Digital Technology & Culture Alumna

Small class sizes perfect for learning and building friendships

Experience hands-on, project-based learning in a personalized, small school setting at a leading public research university.

Affordable, world-class education

As a state school, students benefit from lower tuition rates. WSU Tri-Cities also awards more than $275,000 in scholarships each year.

Prestigious internships located just up the road

WSU Tri-Cities students blend coursework with real-world opportunities at prestigious internships just up the road:

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Hanford Site Contractors
    (Mission Support Alliance, CH2M, Washington River Protection Solutions, Bechtel, AECOM, Leidos and more)
  • LIGO
  • Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Lourdes Health, Trios Health
  • Several TV and print news stations and publications

Located in the 7th best place for STEM grads in the US


Strong STEM + Arts Programs


Diverse make-up – A university home for everyone


Connections to Prestigious Internships

On-Campus apartments

On-campus apartments at The Brelsford Vineyards feature modern appliances, in-unit washers & dryers, a private balcony, fitness facility, outdoor basketball court, heated outdoor swimming pool and views of the Columbia River.

Students can rent individual units, where, much like dorms, individual bedrooms lock with a personal key, and students share a common area with a full kitchen.

Centrally-located, lots of fun to be had

Located in the heart of Washington wine country in eastern Washington state, the Tri-Cities is a mid-sized metropolitan area that consists of three neighboring cities: Kennewick, Pasco and Richland.

The Tri-Cities is perfect for those who like the outdoors and features a variety of shopping, access to cultural activities and more.

university home for everyone 

42 percent of the student population is comprised of minority students. We are also the home to the MOSAIC Center for Student inclusion that encourages discussion and holds trainings and experiences on equity and diversity topics.

A home for everyone.


Best place for STEM graduates

Tri-Cities is ranked seventh-best area in the country for STEM graduates – NerdWallet