Walla Walla University Ranked Fourth Best Value College in Washington

SmartAsset has ranked Walla Walla University as the fourth-best value university in Washington for 2022. WWU was only topped by the University of Washington’s three campuses.

The study compared colleges and universities across the country based on a variety of financial factors including tuition, living expenses, scholarships awarded, starting salary for new graduates and student retention rate. By comparing these factors, the study explores where students can get the best return on their investment in higher education.

During the 2021–2022 academic year, WWU awarded $46.4 million in financial aid, with students receiving an average of $26,266 each year. Students also benefit from Washington’s high minimum wage while working part-time on campus or in summer jobs.

Cassie Ragenovich, director of student financial services, said, “We know that an Adventist education is a great investment — perhaps the most important one that students and families will ever make. It’s great to see that others see and recognize the value we offer.”

To learn more about making a WWU education possible, visit wallawalla.edu/sfs.

Featured in: September/October 2022