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WSU among MONEY magazine’s top 25 colleges for science

WSU North Puget Sound at Everett senior Andrew Craine
WSU North Puget Sound at Everett mechanical engineering student Andrew Craine

EVERETT, Wash. – March 3, 2016 – Washington State University is ranked among the top 25 universities for students looking to study science and engineering, according to MONEY Magazine.

WSU ranked 13th on the magazine’s list because of its accessibility as well as the success of its graduates. See more at http://time.com/money/4203233/great-science-colleges-for-good-students/.

“WSU is known for producing quality graduates who are ready for the workforce,’’ said Candis Claiborn, formerly dean of WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. “Our graduates play an essential role in meeting industry demand and in growing our economy in a wide range of fields.’’

With support from the Washington State Legislature, the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture has increased its enrollment by 65 percent in the past five years, to more than 4500 undergraduates.

“We are proud to offer place-bound, adult learners an option to complete their Bachelor of Science degree in electrical, mechanical and software engineering in North Puget Sound in conjunction with WSU’s nationally-recognized programs,” said WSU North Puget Sound at Everett engineering academic coordinator Pam Loughlin.

To meet the growing demand for engineers, WSU will launch several new engineering programs in fall 2016, including a software engineering degree program at WSU North Puget Sound at Everett, an electrical engineering degree program at Olympic College in Bremerton, and a construction engineering degree program at its Pullman campus.

MONEY based its rankings on data obtained by Payscale.com and the U.S. Department of Education. WSU made MONEY’s because the university accepts 82 percent of its applicants and has a good graduation rate. And, recent WSU alumni who majored in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) earn, on average, more than $50,000 a year.