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Willamette University's Salem campus, showing the Hatfield Library and Millstream



University Type

Private university with an undergraduate liberal arts college, an undergraduate art and design college, and four professional graduate schools in law, management, art and design, and computing and data science.


Stephen E. Thorsett

Degree Programs

Tuition and Fees


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Budget and Endowment, 2019–20

  • Operating budget: $80.2 million
  • Endowment: $246.2 million
  • Sponsored research: $680,000

Employees, June 2020

  • Faculty: 247
  • Staff: 438
  • Total: 685


  • 38,125 alumni
  • 71% live in Oregon, Washington or California


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Enrollment, Oct. 2022*

  • College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate: 1,367
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art Undergraduate: 376
  • Joint Degree, JD/MBA, BA/JD, BA/MBA, MBA/MSDS, BA/MSDS: 76
  • College of Law: 322
  • Atkinson Graduate School of Management: 130
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art Graduate: 111
  • Computing & Data Science Graduate: 20
  • Total: 2,402

Degrees Awarded, 2020–21*

  • BA, BS, BM: 393
  • BFA: 87
  • MBA, MBAP: 101
  • JD, LLM, MLS: 103
  • MFA, MA: 52
  • MS: 12
  • Total: 748


  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • University Senate of The United Methodist Church
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • American Bar Association
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

Global Partnerships

  • Co-located with Tokyo International University of America, the American campus of Willamette’s Japanese sister university
  • In a typical school year, more than 40 percent of Willamette’s undergraduates earn credit abroad through opportunities in more than 40 countries