Washington State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Public
Terms Semester
First year of program Before 1993-1994

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 110
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 51
Average online teaching experience 6 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 88%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 72%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 59%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 80
Part-time faculty with doctorate 24
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 1
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 4
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 15
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 12
Average class size 22
Maximum class size 100


Online bachelor's degree programs 8
Online courses 249
Five most popular majors
Social Sciences, General 43%
Operations Management and Supervision 11%
Human Development and Family Studies, General 10%
Management Information Systems, General 8%
Accounting 7%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Operations Management and Supervision
Management Information Systems, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Psychology, General
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

WSU Global Campus excels at helping adult learners who have a well-defined educational goal. We focus on students’ needs and provide a personal level of support to help them navigate all aspects of university life. Our courses are taught by the same faculty that teach on campus and are designed to be engaging and interactive. We provide numerous extracurricular activities and are unique in that we have a student government that represents the interests of online students.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Encouraged
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can take classes on campus without notification
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once Yes
Exams have random question order Yes
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

All student authenticate into University systems to gain access to their online course space. University Academic Integrity policy is included in every online course syllabi. Instructor engagement and interaction with the students. A variety of methods are employed to assess student work. WSU has online proctoring center. The virtual proctoring process includes: 1.Student image with photo ID is captured and stored. 2.Student desk top and test taking is monitored throughout the activity by a virtual proctor 3.Test taking sessions are recorded and archived

List of Student Assessments Administered

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Yes
National Survey of Student Engagement results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 30
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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