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Central Washington University

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Rating

Public

Type

17,678

Students

$21,999

Tuition

85%

Acceptance

#279

Ranking

Distant Town

Campus Setting

Ellensburg, WA

400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501

Central Washington University is a large public college located in Ellensburg, WA ranked 18th in Washington. It has a total of 16,355 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.92% of applicants. Central Washington University offers 302 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Nursing Studies, Retailing and Retail Operations, and Environmental Control Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 5th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,318 for students from Washington and $21,999 for those from out-of-state, Central Washington University is reasonably high-priced. 56.1% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $46,500 per year, which is 12% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$23,954/Year
Above Average

Central Washington University

$23,954

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$40,413/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$32,500/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

85%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Central Washington University

85%

National

69%
Sat

950 - 1170

77% of students submit

Admissions Yield

23%

ACT

16 - 24

20% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$50

Students

16,355Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

1,886

Part-Time

24
Male

47%

In-state

83%

Female

53%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

19%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
9% Elementary Education and Teaching6% Psychology, General5% Criminal Justice/Safety Studies80% Others

9% Elementary Education and Teaching

6% Psychology, General

5% Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

80% Others

Elementary Education and Teaching

9%

287 Graduates

Psychology, General

6%

192 Graduates

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

5%

143 Graduates

Accounting

5%

139 Graduates

Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

4%

137 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

3%

92 Graduates

Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management

3%

79 Graduates

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

2%

75 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors14:114:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

14

Number of Library Books

548,805

Academic Spend per Student

$9,540

Full-time Retention Rate

71%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$36,900/Year

Central Washington University

$36,900

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$36,900

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$46,500

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

56%