Central Washington University Graduate Schools

Central Washington University (referred to as CWU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ellensburg, WA. It is classified as Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Central Washington University is $11,537 for Washington residents and $24,404 for out-of-state students. The school has 923 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 12,342 including undergraduate students.

Central Washington University Graduate School Overview

Central Washington University (referred to as CWU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ellensburg, WA. It is classified as Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
Central Washington University is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (4/1/1918 - Current).
Central Washington UniversityDirectory Information
School NameCentral Washington University (referred to as CWU)
Address400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501
Phone509-963-1111
Webhttps://www.cwu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.cwu.edu/admissions/online-admissions
Financial Infohttps://www.cwu.edu/financial-aid
The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Central Washington University is $11,537 for Washington residents and $24,404 for out-of-state students. The school has 923 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 12,342 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 46 graduate programs through Master's, Post-Master Certificate. Among them, 13 programs are available online classes.
CWU Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$24,404
$11,537 for Washington Residents
Student Population923
Offered Degrees/ProgramsMaster's, Post-Master Certificate
Number of Programs46 graduate programs
(13 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Central Washington University is $11,537 for Washington residents and $24,404 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $319 for Washington residents and $748 for out-of-state students. Central Washington University offers the alternative tuition plansprepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan, including prepaid payment plan, tuition payment plan.
CWU 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Washington Residents$11,537
Out-of-State$24,404
Tuition per Credit Hour
Washington Residents$319
Out-of-State$748
Central Washington University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On Central Washington University campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at CWU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)13 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

Central Washington University 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of Central Washington University is $11,537 for Washington residents and $24,404 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.91% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at Central Washington University
Washington ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$8,586$1,791$20,112$1,791
2016-2017$8,586$1,812$20,112$1,812
2017-2018$8,775$1,866$20,555$1,866
2018-2019$9,214$1,902$21,583$1,902
2019-2020$9,582$1,955$22,449$1,955
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $15,559 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Central Washington University. On-campus living costs are increased by 10.14% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $11,022. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -6.96% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at Central Washington University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$9,780$3,012$9,780$3,012
2016-2017$10,175$3,012$10,175$3,012
2017-2018$10,684$3,012$10,684$3,012
2018-2019$11,115$3,012$8,835$3,012
2019-2020$12,637$2,922$8,100$2,922
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $319 for Washington residents and $748 for other students at Central Washington University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.03% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour Central Washington University
Washington ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$286$670
2016-2017$286$670
2017-2018$292$670
2018-2019$307$719
2019-2020$319$748

Graduate Programs at CWU

Central Washington University offers 74 graduate programs for Master's, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 351 students have completed their study at Central Washington University.
Offered Degrees at Central Washington University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree6617300
Post Master's Degree8051
Total7417351

Central Washington University offers 74 programs through Master's, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 351 students have completed their studies.
  • 300 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 51 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources And Conservation [+] 14 completers-
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (other)9-
Natural Resources Management and Policy0-
Natural Resources and Conservation (other)5-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] (4 completers) 46 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Information Technology18-
Computer Science8-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance20-
Education [+] (9 completers) 57 completers-
Education2-
Educational Leadership and Administration7$59,200
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration12-
Special Education and Teaching4-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Music Teacher Education6-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0-
Reading Teacher Education10-
Technical Teacher Education8-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor8-
Engineering Technology [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician0-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences8-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies0-
Family Systems3-
English Language And Literature [+] (3 completers) 3 completers-
English Language and Literature0-
Creative Writing0-
General Literature3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences9-
Biomedical Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (2 completers) 19 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis1-
Behavioral Sciences11-
Nutrition Sciences5-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] (4 completers) 41 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness12$45,000
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management19-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science10-
Physical Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry6-
Geology/Earth Science9-
Psychology [+] 34 completers-
Psychology0-
Experimental Psychology11-
Counseling Psychology10-
School Psychology9-
Applied Behavior Analysis4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 8 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies8-
Human Services [+] 1 completers-
0-
Public Administration1-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology (other)0-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 12 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts1-
Photography0-
Art/Art Studies1-
Fine/Studio Arts0-
Painting0-
Sculpture1-
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics2-
Metal and Jewelry Arts0-
Music0-
Music Performance4-
Music Theory and Composition0-
Conducting3-
Music Pedagogy0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Public Health0-
Business [+] (2 completers) 28 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration, Management and Operations (other)27-
Accounting1$51,800
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total300
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration0-
Education [+] 43 completers-
Education0-
Technical Teacher Education43-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management1-
Social Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology4-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography0-
Business [+] 3 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0-
Special Products Marketing Operations3-
Total51

Graduate Student Population at CWU

For academic year 2019-2020, total 923 students enrolled into Central Washington University graduate schools where it has total 12,342 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 528 full-time and 395 part-time students. By gender, 346 male and 577 female students are attending Central Washington University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for Central Washington University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
Central Washington University
TotalMaleFemale
Total923346577
Full-time528214314
Part-tme395132263
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Central Washington University.
There are 553 White (59.91%), 23 Black/African American (2.49%), 117 Hispanic (12.68%), 33 Asian (3.58%), and 197 students with other races. 27 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Central Washington University
TotalMaleFemale
Total923346577
American Indian/Native American303
Asian33924
Black/African American231013
Hispanic1174671
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander303
White553204349
Two More462026
Un-Known1184771
Non-resident Alien271017
Central Washington University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 458 graduate students (49.62% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 257 graduate students (27.84% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for Central Washington University.
Distance Learning Student Population at Central Washington University
Number of Students
Total923
Enrolled Online Exclusively458
Enrolled Some Online Courses257
Not in Online Courses208
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Central Washington University. 213 students are aged 20 to 24 (23.08% of total students), 76 students are aged above 50 (8.23%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Central Washington University.
Graduate Student Population By Age at Central Washington University
TotalMaleFemale
Total923346577
Age 20-2113211
Age 22-2420074126
Age 25-29267103164
Age 30-341506486
Age 35-39943262
Age 40-491234182
Age 50-64692346
Over 64770

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