Meet Our Students
Our Student Body at a Glance
Before the 2012 school year, students applied for admission to the College of the Environment (CENV) in their junior year. Recently, however, that policy changed, and Western students are now allowed to enter CENV as "Environmental Studies Phase I" majors in their freshman and sophomore years. The graph above illustrates the popularity of that decision--ENVS Phase I majors currently outnumber all others within the college.
After several years of growth in the number of female students, the gender make-up of CENV now more closely reflects Western's student body.
With students of color accounting for 16% of the Huxley student body, the college is currently lagging behind WWU's overall rate of 22%. This is an area CENV faculty and staff have committed to improving in the latest Strategic Plan. The first goal in the plan reaffirms our commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse, high-quality students.
Residency by state
CENV draws students primarily from Washington and surrounding states. With 16% of our students coming from outside the state, we have significantly out-distanced (ahem) the Western non-resident average of 9%.