The Spokane region and the University District (UD) in particular are where education and business grow together. The UD is home to six outstanding higher education institutions that together enroll close to 11,000 undergraduate and grad students. Proximity to these urban Spokane campuses, and to the best and brightest graduating from them, presents tremendous talent opportunities for our region and beyond. These institutions are impacting and driving the knowledge economy, medical research, smart urban design, business innovations, and scientific breakthroughs. Resources for businesses abound on each campus. See the links below for more information on these institutions and their students in the University District.

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Community Colleges of Spokane  (86 CCS administrative office staff in UD; their 19,000 students and 2,300 faculty and staff are on campus outside the UD)

Eastern Washington University  (1,521 students, 140 faculty and staff)

Gonzaga University  (6,756 students, 1,321 faculty and staff)

University of Washington  (182 School of Medicine and RIDE program students, 43 faculty and staff)

Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane  (1,570 students, 700 faculty and staff)

Whitworth University (600 students in the UD, 150 faculty and staff)