Core Themes

NWCCU's Standard 1.b.1 requires EWU to identify core themes that reflect our mission. Standard 1.b.2 requires that we establish metrics and goals for each core theme so we can evaluate the degree to which we are accomplishing our mission.

The three core themes of Eastern Washington University's mission are access, learning, and completion.

Access: EWU strives to provide the opportunity for traditional college-bound students, non-traditional students, and students from underserved populations in the Inland Northwest and beyond to obtain a high quality education and earn a marketable degree.

Learning: EWU strives to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for them to be informed citizens of the world and successful in their chosen careers.

Completion: EWU strives to support our students to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Core Theme Metrics

ThemeGoals for AY 2022-23
Access• Increase overall unduplicated student headcount from 15,602 to 17,226
• Increase student FTE from 11,775 to 13,001
• Increase overall headcount of first-time-in-college (FTIC) students from 1,634 to 2,085
• Increase headcount of FTIC underrepresented students in entering class from 602 to 768
• Increase proportion of FTIC underrepresented students in entering class from 36.8% to 41%
• Increase proportion of Pell grant recipients from 42.7% to 45%
Learning• At least 80% of EWU's program will submit an annual assessment report
• Students will have successfully met the target for at least 75% of assess PLOs
• Students will have successfully met the target for at least 75% of assess GE outcomes
• 10% of students will have participated in a designated service-learning course
• 10% of faculty will teach a designated service-learning course
• 7.5% of the courses offered at EWU will be designated service-learning courses
• 40% of departments will regularly offer at least one designated service-learning course
• 75% or more of students will participate in a formalized co-curricular learning activity
Completion• Increase six-year graduation rates for all students from 47% of to 51%
• Increase six-year graduation rates for students of color from 32% to 40%
• Increase six-year graduation rates of first-generation students from 45% to 51%
• Increase six-year graduation rates of Pell Grant recipients from 44% to 51%