University Quick Facts

Founded

1842


University Type

Private university with an undergraduate liberal arts college and two professional graduate schools in law and management


President

Stephen E. Thorsett


Enrollment, 2016–17*

  • Undergraduate: 1,997
  • Graduate: 564
  • Total: 2,561

Degree Programs


Degrees Awarded, 2015-16*

  • Bachelor’s: 418
  • MBA: 126
  • JD, LLM, MLS: 140
  • Total: 684

Tuition and Fees


Budget and Endowment, 2017-18

  • Operating budget: $137 million
  • Endowment: $233 million
  • Sponsored research: $750,000

Employees

  • Faculty: 300
  • Staff: 500
  • Total: 800

Alumni

  • 26,719 located in the U.S. and 79 other countries
  • 73% live in Oregon, Washington or California

Campus


Global Partnerships

  • Co-located with Tokyo International University of America, the American campus of Willamette’s Japanese sister university
  • Sister-university relationships with East China University of Politics and Law and Xiamen University in China
  • 105 international students from 30 countries at Willamette (fall 2016)

Athletics


Accreditations

  • 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)

Recognition

Willamette has been recognized for academics, sustainability and service — see what others say about us.


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