Central Washington University

Acceptance Rate 86 %
SAT Average 1,040
Tuition & Fees $24,520
Student Population 11,174
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,332

Academic Overview

Central Washington University is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Ellensburg, Washington. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. The 2021 tuition & fees are $8,444 for Washington residents and $24,520 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 11,174 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 86% and the graduation rate is 58% last year.
The salary after graduation from Central Washington University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $50,100. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Central Washington University are $8,444 for Washington residents and $24,520 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $11,791 for in-state students and $24,976 for out-of-state students.
Central Washington University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Washington ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at CWU. The acceptance rate of CWU is 86% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 23%. The average graduation rate is 58% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $8,332 and 66% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 11,174 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Central Washington University is 86 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Central Washington University is 58 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Central Washington University is 69 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Central Washington University is 11,174
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Central Washington University is 19 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,332 at Central Washington University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

CWU offers 302 major programs through online and on-site education where 49 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate367
Bachelor's Degree19225
Master's Degree6617
Post Master's Degree80

Special Learning Opportunities

Central Washington University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,711)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $7,283)

Veterans Benefits

Central Washington University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges