Students participate in Professor Shira Broschats' Computer Science Class on the Campus of Washington State University, Monday, October, 29, 2018.
WSU System Strategic Plan

At WSU, it’s not just a plan on paper.

Together, we can turn system goals into educational excellence.

Our strategic plan guides everything we do at Washington State University.

In a world defined equally by tremendous opportunities and rapid change, the vision of the Washington State University system is built on the foundational purposes of the land-grant university: to provide education to all, to conduct a scholarly inquiry that benefits society, and to share expertise that boosts the lives of individuals and communities.

Our work in the Office of Strategy, Planning, and Analysis (OSPA) revolves around strategic planning and measuring our success.


Learn who we are as an institution and why we are here.

System Goals

Learn what we are working to accomplish as a WSU system.

Our Progress

Learn about progress we have made toward our goals.


Learn how we are working to make data more accessible.

WSU Mission

Washington State University is a public land-grant research university that is committed to the principles of practical education for all, scholarly inquiry that benefits society, and the sharing of expertise to positively impact the state and communities.


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WSU’s educational mission is to help students become more aware, engaged, and creative.

WSU Strives to make its expertise available to anyone who seeks to benefit from it, regardless of where they live, where they come from, what they believe, or what their life experiences have been.


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WSU’s scholarly mission is directed toward the betterment of human existence through the uncovering of new information, the discovery of how to use that information to solve problems, and the creative expression of human experience. We especially seek to address issues that impact Washingtonians.


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WSU’s outreach mission is to serve the needs of Washingtonians by sharing its expertise and helping residents integrate that knowledge into their daily lives.


Washington State University will deepen and expand its impact by building on the strengths of each campus and location for a stronger Washington state and global community. 

We make a difference, one step at a time.

Reaching our goals as an institution means we are better fulfilling our mission. We accomplish these in a variety of ways throughout the WSU system- and each individual in the WSU community plays a part.


Research, Innovation, & Creativity


Outreach, Extension, Service, & Engagement


Student Experience


Institutional Effectiveness and Infrastructure

View the latest progress on our strategic plan.

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