School Overview

Central Washington University is a Public, 4 years college located in Ellensburg, Washington. CWU ranked 14th in Washington Colleges and 8th in Federal Region X.
It has a total enrollment of 11,174 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. CWU's acceptance rate is 88.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Central Washington University is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Contact Information
Address400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedMaster's degree

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Central Washington University is 88.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 14.00%. The application fees are $50 for undergraduate programs and $75 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate88.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)14.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$75

Tuition & Fees

CWU's 2022 tuition & fees is $8,685 for Washington residents and $25,213 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $12,127 for Washington residents and $25,681 for out-of-students.
Washington ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,685$25,213
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,127$25,681
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 11,174 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 7,145 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. CWU has 10,518 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 656 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students11,174
Undergraduate Students10,518
Graduate Students656
Online Enrollment7,145

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs179 Programs
Number of online programs35 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Master Certificate

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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