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Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington


Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

About Central Washington University

Central Washington University, or CWU, is a regional, comprehensive public university located on a 380-acre campus in Ellensburg in the US state of Washington. Founded in 1891, the university consists of three chief divisions include the Office of the President, Business and Financial Affairs, and Academic and Student Life (ASL). Within ASL are four colleges: the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Business (Ellensburg campus and centers in the Puget Sound and central regions), the College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of the Sciences.

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Located in Ellensburg, Washington.

400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA, 98926-7501, Kittitas County

Central Washington University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#654 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Washington

#12 of 112

2024 Best Public Colleges in Washington

#5 of 43

Most Popular Majors

Out of 27 majors categories at Central Washington University, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Central Washington University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni