Central Washington University: Review & Facts

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Central Washington University is a large four-year, public school with 11,995 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1891 and is the only college located in Ellensburg, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
177
Good
At Central Washington University you can get your several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, master's degree, or postmaster certificate.

Central Washington University implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 177 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Accounting and Finance, and Criminal Justice. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
79%
Good
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.

The rate of student retention at Central Washington University is fair at 79% (above Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
20 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Central Washington University is below average - 54%.

Student to faculty ratio at Central Washington University is reasonably decent: 20:1. Find out more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$21,600
High
Average tuition cost is high - $19,800 a year. The additional fees at Central Washington University beyond tuition are approximately $1,800; which totals $21,600 per academic year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
82%
Easy
As reported in recent data, 4,934 applications were submitted and 4,027 were accepted; so it is easy to become a student at this school.

The college might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

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

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,200
Medium
Central Washington University offers 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
F
Unsafe
Central Washington University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 2,700 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 received 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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