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WSU ROAR

WSU ROAR
Washington State University
WSU ROAR
160 Cleveland Hall
Pullman, WA 99164-2132
Program Contact Katie Abrams
Email coe.roar@wsu.edu
Phone (509) 335-4078
Website https://education.wsu.edu/undergradprograms/wsuroar/
Facebook link to program Facebook page

WSU ROAR (Responsibility Opportunity Advocacy and Respect) is a two-year inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The program provides individualized programs of study in education, social skills, and vocational training through person-centered planning. WSU ROAR students live communally on campus during the University’s fall and spring semester, attend individualized programming, and complete WSU audit courses with same-aged peers. Most importantly, the WSU ROAR program welcomes young adults with I/DD to be part of the Cougar family experience. WSU ROAR is a Comprehensive Transition Program, as described by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program information submitted: February 24, 2021

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 12
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: March 30 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: recommended ages 18-26
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • ADD, AHDH, OHI, & Hearing impairment
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 45.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 25.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance:

These numbers do not include the percentage of students who deferred their enrollment until fall of 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $27000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $27000.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

WSU ROAR Scholarships

Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Information on special classes:

Students in the ROAR program take a four-course sequence of Digital Literacy, Health & Wellness, Independent Living, and Career Planning & Professional Development

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: WSU ROAR certificate of completion, recognized by the College of Education
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 38%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Swim Club Environmental Club