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Central Washington University

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, And Postbachelor&Apos;S Certificates
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studiesasian Studiesbiological And Biomedical Sciencesbiology/Biological Sciencesbusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Fashion Merchandising; Office Management; Operations Management; Special Products Marketingcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsjournalism; Mass Communication/Media; Public Relations/Image Management; Radio And Televisioncomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer And Information Scienceseducationart Teacher Education; Biology Teacher Education; Business Teacher Education; Chemistry Teacher Education; Drama And Dance Teacher Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; English/Language Arts Teacher Education; French Language Teacher Education; German Language Teacher Education; Health Teacher Education; History Teacher Education; Kindergarten/Preschool Education; Mathematics Teacher Education; Music Teacher Education; Physical Education Teaching And Coaching; Science Teacher Education; Social Science Teacher Education; Spanish Language Teacher Education; Special Education; Technology/Industrial Arts Teacher Education; Trade And Industrial Teacher Educationengineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fieldselectrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology; Industrial Technology; Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology; Occupational Safety And Health Technologyenglish Language And Literature/Lettersenglishfamily And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciencesfamily And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Foods, Nutrition, And Wellnessforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsforeign Languages And Literatureshealth Professions And Related Programscommunity Health Services Counseling; Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic)Historyhistoryhomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administrationmathematics And Statisticsmathematicsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesgerontologynatural Resources And Conservationnatural Resources Management And Policy Relatedparks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studieskinesiology And Exercise Science; Parks, Recreation And Leisure; Sport And Fitness Administration/Managementphilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophy; Religious Studiesphysical Scienceschemistry; Geology/Earth Science; Physicspsychologypsychologypublic Administration And Social Service Professionspublic Policy Analysissocial Sciencesanthropology; Economics; Geography; Political Science And Government; Sociologytransportation And Materials Movingaeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science And Technologyvisual And Performing Artsart; Dramatic/Theater Arts; Keyboard Instruments; Music; Music Management; Music Theory And Composition; Voice And Opera


Admission: 4,553 applied; 3,568 admitted; 1,383 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.1

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application
Application fee: $50
Required: high school transcript, minimum 2 GPA
Required for some: essay or personal statement, interview
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
10,770 Undergraduate Students, 51% Women, 49% Men, 15% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
3% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 4% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 9% Hispanic/Latino, 0.4% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.4% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 6% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 6% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
Housing Info
26% Live On Campus

Campus Life

On-Campus Residence Required For Freshman Year
Coed, Women-Only, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service, Controlled Dormitory Access
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Part-Time Degree Programrotc: Army (B), Air Force (B)School Calendar: Quarters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division II


Total: 589Full-Time: 72% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 21 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2012&-13)
Tuition:state resident $7962 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time; nonresident $18,607 full-time, $596 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load
Required fees:$984 full-time
Room and board:$9240. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2012,7,356 applied for aid, 6,016 were judged to have need, 2,647 had their need fully met. 196 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $2307). 173 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $2654)
In 2012,15 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:83%
Average financial aid package:$11,191
Average need-based loan:$4319
Average need-based gift aid:$8607
Average non-need-based aid:$923
Average indebtedness upon graduation:$24,098

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