Central Washington University

country rank  272
world rank  771

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University Overview

Founded in 1891, Central Washington University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Ellensburg (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Washington. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Des Moines, Lynnwood, Pierce County, Kent, Moses Lake, Wenatchee, Yakima. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Central Washington University (CWU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Central Washington University (CWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 127 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym CWU
Founded 1891
Motto Docendo discimus
By teaching, we learn
Colours Crimson and black

University Location

Address 400 East University Way
Ellensburg (population range: 10,000-49,999)
98926-7463 Washington
United States
T +1 (509) 963 1111
F +1 (509) 963 3022
Other locations Des Moines, Lynnwood, Pierce County, Kent, Moses Lake, Wenatchee, Yakima

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 400 East University Way
Ellensburg 98926-7463
+1 (509) 963 1211

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Central Washington University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1918


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Social Media

Online Courses

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019