Washington State University (WSU) Vancouver is the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington. Faculty experts work on research of regional, national and international impact, tackling some of the most complex and difficult issues of the modern world. Systemwide, WSU is one of just 108 U.S. public and private universities — out of 4,500+ — singled out for its “very high research activity” in the Carnegie Classification.
WSU was awarded $52.6 million in the state of Washington’s 2021 – 23 capital budget for construction of the Sciences Building, an instructional and research facility that will provide cutting-edge learning opportunities for students in STEM disciplines. The total cost of the building—including predesign, design and construction—will be $57.1 million. The project will break ground in November. It is expected to open in 2023.