Washington State University's vision is to provide outstanding education and academic facilities for students to explore the professional world.
- Out of more than 4,600 public and private schools, only 115 American colleges and universities, including WSU, have been named among the doctorate universities with the "highest research activity" by the Carnegie Classification.
- Members of the WSU faculty have been elected to membership in the National Academies, the highest distinction bestowed upon scientists in the country.
- WSU welcomes students from 98 nations, 48 states, and various cultures and backgrounds and encourages them to voice their varied viewpoints.
- More than 200,000 devoted Cougar alums exist in 146 nations and all 50 states. Alumni connections aid in advancing the careers of other Cougars.