Central Washington University in Ellensburg

Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University offers 651-degree programs and 39 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 20:1. 3 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 86%. The most popular test is SAT - 96% of students submitted it in comparison to 22% of students who submitted ACT. 47.7% are women, and 52.3% are men. 3% percents of international students. Central Washington University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Central Washington University is 14182$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $13031 and $23316 per year. 52% of full-time Central Washington University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is below national average. Average salary after attending is $44,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Central Washington University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$14,182
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Central Washington University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,622
$30,001 - $48,000$10,442
$48,001 - $75,000$14,824
$75,001 - $110,000$18,324
$110,001+$19,631

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 9780

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Percent of students with financial aid

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12%

Types of financial aids

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6161 of Central Washington University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 56 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Central Washington University number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Washington.

Students at Central Washington University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
99.58%
$12,896
$30,001 - $48,000
99.18%
$10,987
$48,001 - $75,000
96.67%
$6,200
$75,001 - $110,000
90.06%
$3,015
$110,001+
67.93%
$1,560

Salary After Attending

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$44,500

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Central Washington University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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52%

52% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Central Washington University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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86%

In comparison to National Average

Central Washington University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 80%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 6%.

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86%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so Central Washington University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 18%.

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86%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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38%

Total

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38%

Full time

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1%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

79%

Part-time retention rate

55%

The Central Washington University full-time retention rate is 79% and part-time retention rate is 55%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Central Washington University students submitting SAT scores

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96%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1260 - 1600

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 420 - 550
Math: 430 - 550
Writing: 410 - 500

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Central Washington University students submitting ACT scores

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22%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
17 - 25

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 17 - 26
Math: 16 - 25
Writing: 5 - 9

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Central Washington University is 20:1, that means that for every 20 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

20:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

432
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3%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Central Washington University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Central Washington University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Washington.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Central Washington University

The campus located by 400 East University Way address in Ellensburg, Washington.

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Central Washington University in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Central Washington University with 0.49% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Central Washington University are burglary, arson, and forcible sex offense.

The percentage of crimes on CWU-Yakima

The campus located by South 16Th And Nob Hill Blvd address in Yakima, Washington.

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CWU-Yakima in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Central Washington University with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on CWU-Yakima is aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on CWU-Des Moines

The campus located by 2400 S. 240Th Street, Bldg 29 address in Des Moines, Washington.

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CWU-Des Moines in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Central Washington University with 0.01% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on CWU-Des Moines is robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Central Washington University offers 651 programs in total: 444 are for Bachelor's degree, 153 - for Master's degree, 48 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 126 universities in Washington state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. Central Washington University is one of the few institutions in Washington that offers a Master's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 39 distance education programs that are offered in the Central Washington University: 27 are for Bachelor's degree, 9 - for Master's degree and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Washington state average data to help you compare.

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Central Washington University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 10442 students with 469868 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 464 with 16718 credit hours.

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Address: 400 East University Way

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Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +5099631111

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: cwu.edu

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