Higher education is predominantly a state function, the largest institution being the University of Washington in Seattle (1861), with branch campuses at Bothell and Tacoma. Washington State University at Pullman was founded in 1890 as a land-grant college for agricultural and mechanical arts; it has branch campuses at Spokane, Vancouver, and Richland. Three state colleges—at Bellingham (1893), Ellensburg (1890), and Cheney (1889)—evolved from small teacher-training institutions to university status, becoming Western Washington University, Central Washington University, and Eastern Washington University, respectively, in 1977. Evergreen State College at Olympia was added to the state system in 1971. A system of community colleges was combined under state administration in 1967 and now numbers more than 30 institutions. The state is also home to many private institutions, several of which are denominational. They include Whitman College (1882) in Walla Walla, the University of Puget Sound (1888) in Tacoma, Gonzaga University (1887) in Spokane, and Seattle University (1891).
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