Central Washington University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - BadCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Central Washington University is a medium four-year, public school with 11,270 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1891 and is the only college located in Ellensburg, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
132
At Central Washington University you can get your several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Central Washington University implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 132 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Accounting and Finance, and General Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
74%
The rate of student retention at Central Washington University is fair at 74% (above Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Student to faculty ratio at Central Washington University is reasonably decent -- 18:1. Find out more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$19,600
Average tuition price is fairly high - about $18,600 per year. The additional fees at Central Washington University not covered by tuition are nearly $1,000; which makes it a total of $19,600 per academic year.

Read the details about Central Washington University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
80%
As reported in recent data, 4,528 applications were submitted and 3,630 were accepted; so it is easy to be accepted at this school.

The school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Central Washington University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,200
Central Washington University provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Central Washington University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Central Washington University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 2,600 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low: roughly $4,200 per academic year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Central Washington University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Central Washington University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Central Washington University Location and Maps



Post Address: Central Washington University, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501, USA
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