Central Washington University

#13 in Federal Region X

  • Public4 Years (or High)Ellensburg, WADegree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or abovePost-master's certificate11,971 Students79.71 % Acceptance Ratio18:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
    Central Washington University is a Public (4 Years or High) college located in Ellensburg, Washington. It has a total enrollment of 11,971 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18:1. It is a Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Post-master's certificate. The acceptance ratio for undergraduate school is 79.71% last year.
  • Open Admission Policy
    Acceptance Ratio79.71 %
    Admission Yield33.05 %
    Undergraduate Application Fees$50
    Graduate Application Fees$50

    The acceptance ratio is 79.71% last year at Central Washington University where total 7,255 students applied and 5,783 were accepted.

  • In-StateOut-of-State
    Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$7,903$22,010
    Graduate Tuition & Fees$10,641$22,421
    On-Campus Living Costs$13,696
    Off-Campus Living Costs$13,696

    The tuition & fees at Central Washington University, for academic year 2017-2018 is $7,903 for in-state students and $22,010 for out-of-students.

    The living cost including room, board, and other expenses is $13,696 when living on campus and $13,696 when living off campus.

    Cost of Attendance
  • NCAA Member

    ROTC Program

    Campus Housing

    Online Learning

    Study Abroad

    Remedial Service

    Career Counseling

    Employment Service

    Central Washington University provides various learning opportunities and services for their students.

    It includes NCAA Member, ROTC Program, Campus Housing, Online Learning, Study Abroad, Remedial Service, Career Counseling and more.

    Explore campus life and get your opportunities at Central Washington University.

    Learning Opportunities & Services

The Numbers Say it All about Central Washington University

Key Stats for Central Washington University

Costs of Attendance relatively expensive

Central Washington University$22,010
All U.S. Colleges$18,355
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges$18,374
4 Years or High Colleges$22,271
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington$11,353

Admission Chances easy to get in


Admission Ratio

  • All U.S. Colleges66.99%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges68.96%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges66.20%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington79.66%

Financial Helps average in nation


Financial Aid Rates

  • All U.S. Colleges76.94%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges74.61%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges82.17%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington56.43%

Student Population small

Central Washington University11,971
All U.S. Colleges20,523,036
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges8,898,653
4 Years or High Colleges14,093,854
Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington280,379

Graduation Rates average


Graduation Rate

  • All U.S. Colleges47.15%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges45.08%
  • 4 Years or High Colleges48.69%
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington37.82%

Major Programs very diverse majors


Major Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges70
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges203
  • 4 Years or High Colleges109
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington215

Distance Learning very diverse online courses


Online Programs

  • All U.S. Colleges8
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges21
  • 4 Years or High Colleges15
  • Public, 4 Years or High Colleges in Washington13

Contact Information & Online Resources


Central Washington University 400 East University Way,
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501
509) 963-1111


Central Washington University is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (04/01/1918 - Current).
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