School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Central Washington University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
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

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of Central Washington University is 88.45% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 14.40%. The application fees are $60 for undergraduate programs and $75 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate88.45 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)14.40 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$60
Graduate Application Fees$75

Tuition & Fees

CWU's 2023 tuition & fees is $8,845 for Washington residents and $25,910 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 2.76% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($25,213).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $12,430 for Washington residents and $26,390 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition increased by 2.76% compared to the last year's rate.
Washington ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,845$25,910
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,430$26,390
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 10,176 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 2,921 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. CWU has 9,566 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 610 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students10,176
Undergraduate Students9,566
Graduate Students610
Online Enrollment2,921

Degree Information and Campus Life

CWU offers 308 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 58 out of the 308 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by CWU
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs308 Programs
Number of online programs58 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification

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