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Central Washington University
Location Ellensburg, WA
Setting Distant Town
Enrollment 11,174
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #544
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website cwu.edu
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Central Washington University
Tuition (In State) $6,475
Tuition (Out of State) $22,551
Room & Board $13,787
Avg Net Price $16,441
Avg Grant Aid $7,503
% Receiving Grant Aid 87%


Central Washington University
Applied 13,263
Admitted 11,405
Acceptance Rate 86%
Enrolled % 15.1%
Avg High School GPA 3.07
Typical High School Grades B
Admissions Standards Easy
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 17/24
SAT Range 930/1150
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline Mar 1, 2023


Central Washington University
Student to Faculty Ratio 20:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (29%)
  • Education (16%)
  • Social Sciences (14%)
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting (7%)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (4%)


Central Washington University
Graduation Rate 56%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $47,800
Making Student Loan Payments 60%
Median Student Loan Debt $20,737
Median Loan Payment $214


Central Washington University
% Men 46%
% Women 54%
Racial Diversity High
% White 59%
% Black 4%
% Hispanic 14%
% Native American 1%
% Pacific Islander 1%
% Two or More Races 7%
% International 3%
% Unknown Race 9%


Central Washington University
% In-State 93%
% Out-of-State 7%


Central Washington University
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes No
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/