Portrait of Alyssa Tsukada standing in front of a tree, wearing a green button-down shirt over a black top
Class of 2022
What does sustainability mean to you?

In my opinion, sustainability means acting in a way that allows future generations to enjoy the same natural resources we have access to today.

Portrait of Peter Cung standing in front of a tree and lawn, wearing a green button-down shirt, Levi's trucker jacket, black bluetooth headphones, black metal glasses, and black backpack
Class of 2019
What does sustainability mean to you?

Sustainability, to me, requires structures and behaviors that don’t exploit certain people or things and that can be continued for generations to come.

Portrait of Caroline Vogl sitting in front of a beige wall, wearing a blue button-down top and knitted, off-white scarf
Class of 2019
What does sustainability mean to you?

To me, sustainability means the ability to meet the needs of current and future generations, including ecological and social needs.

Portrait of Alyssa Webster sitting in front of a tree and lawn, wearing a camel-colored sweater with 2 sets of red, orange, pink, red, and beige stripes (of varying width) and blue jeans
Class of 2018
What does sustainability mean to you?

Growing up, sustainability sounded like a buzzword that people who were super passionate about recycling threw around.

Huxley Student Body at a Glance

Top majors

Before the 2012 school year, students applied for admission to Huxley College in their junior year. Recently, however, that policy changed, and Western students are now allowed to enter Huxley 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.

Gender data

After several years of growth in the number of female students, Huxley's gender make-up now more closely reflects Western's student body.

Race data

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 Huxley College's 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

Huxley 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%.

NOTE: The data on this page is derived from Western's Office of Institutional Research, which puts out a variety of institutional reports including the WWU Factbook.