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Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

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Overview

Student Population
12,342
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Location Ellensburg, Washington
Online cwu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 11,017 prospective students applied, and 9,356 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,172 enrolled in the school.  10,568 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,774 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $6,318 plus fees of $1,955. Central Washington University is ranked 654 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
4/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes

Central Washington University is rated within the lower 47% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Central Washington University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Easy
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SAT 950/1170
ACT 17/24
GPA 3.2
Applications Accepted
84.9% 
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Washington Resident Tuition
$6,318
In State Costs for Central Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,955
Room and Board $12,637
Budget for Other Expenses$2,922
Total One Year Cost$24,732
Out of State Resident Tuition
$21,999
Out of State Costs for Central Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,955
Room and Board $12,637
Budget for Other Expenses$2,922
Total One Year Cost$40,413

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Central Washington University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
Education 16%
Social Sciences 14%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234827 IPEDS survey data for Central Washington University.

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