Central Washington University Rankings

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In the World#1281 of 14178
In North America#400 of 2629
In the United States#362 of 2528
In Washington#7 of 57
In Ellensburg#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
85%
Average SAT
1060
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
11,111
Graduates
547
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
cwu.edu

Central Washington University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate85%83%86%
Applicants11,0174,7266,291
Admissions9,3563,9225,434
Freshmen enrolled full time2,0931,0181,075
Freshmen enrolled part time793247

7,747 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,971 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,671 or 77%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Central Washington University are 950-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
436 or 20%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Central Washington University are 17-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Other Tests Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school record Recommended
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White5934 (51%)
Hispanic1978 (17%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown1345 (12%)
Two or more races920 (8%)
Asian512 (4%)
Black or African American459 (4%)
Nonresident Alien338 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander109 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native25 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,065
Students receiving aid
90%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,318$9,582
Tuition in-state$6,318$9,582
Tuition out-of-state$21,999$22,449
Fee in-district$1,955$1,955
Fee in-state$1,955$1,955
Fee out-of-state$1,955$1,955

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,955
Combined charge for room and board$13,688
Room charge$6,188
Meal charge$7,500

Central Washington University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Elementary Education and Teaching193
Psychology, General174
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other10730
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies1324
Accounting113
Social Sciences, General91
Marketing & Marketing Management, General75
Finance, General60
Music Teacher Education650
Sociology56
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management53
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance467
Business Administration and Management, General52
Organizational Leadership52
Computer Science501
Information Technology3415
Exercise Physiology42
Public Relations & Image Management39
Construction Management37
Human Services, General37
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General37
Mathematics Teacher Education36
Anthropology35
Pre-Medicine & Pre-Medical Studies33
Early Childhood Education and Teaching32
Industrial Technology & Technician31
History, General255
Dietetics & Dietitian29
Creative Writing253
Public Health Education and Promotion26
Kinesiology and Exercise Science197
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General25
Occupational Safety and Health Technology & Technician24
Aviation & Airway Management and Operations22
Biology & Biological Sciences, General174
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration21
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management416
Cinematography and Film & Video Production19
Music Performance, General145
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanical Technology & Technician19
Geology & Earth Science, General145
Political Science and Government, General19
Communication, General18
Behavioral Sciences412
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic)16
Airline & Commercial & Professional Pilot and Flight Crew16
Graphic Design16
English & Language Arts Teacher Education15
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching15
Chemistry, General114
Geography15
Spanish Language and Literature14
Ecology14
Educational Leadership and Administration, General14
Family Systems13
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other12
English Language and Literature, General12
School Psychology12
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General56
Fine & Studio Arts, General11
Broadcast Journalism11
Physics, General11
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other11
Child Development10
Biomedical Sciences, General10
Human Nutrition10
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management10
History Teacher Education9
Education, General45
Japanese Language and Literature9
Actuarial Science9
Business & Managerial Economics9
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General18
Music, General8
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General8
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General8
System, Networking, and LAN & WAN Management & Manager8
Energy Management and Systems Technology & Technician8
Reading Teacher Education8
Art & Art Studies, General7
Retailing and Retail Operations7
Tourism and Travel Services Management7
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology7
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician7
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other42
Biochemistry6
Journalism6
Acting6
Voice and Opera6
Pre-Nursing Studies6
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology6
Economics, General6
Geography, Other6
Experimental Psychology6
Social Science Teacher Education5
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education5
Applied Behavior Analysis5
Counseling Psychology5
Musical Theatre4
Pre-Veterinary Studies4
Mathematics, General4
Applied Mathematics, General4
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education4
Environmental Biology4
Technical Teacher Education4
Special Products Marketing Operations3
Public Policy Analysis, General3
Pre-Pharmacy Studies3
Playwriting and Screenwriting3
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other3
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design3
Economics, Other3
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other3
Nutrition Sciences2
Dance, General2
Environmental Chemistry2
Biology Teacher Education2
French Language and Literature2
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2
Environmental Studies2
Special Education and Teaching, General11
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor2
Women's Studies1
Sales and Marketing Operations & Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education1
Stringed Instruments1
Web & Multimedia Management and Webmaster1
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education1
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other1
Pre-Dentistry Studies1
Metal and Jewelry Arts1
Quality Control Technology & Technician1
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics1
Film & Cinema & Video Studies1
Public Health, General1
Engineering Technology, General1
Grand Total2,461294
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate58%54%61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 46%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,481
Citations
74,636

Publication count by topic

Psychology
434
Geology
296
Computer science
296
Biology
186
Medicine
156
Business
136
Sociology
117
Political science
106
Geography
96
Mathematics
85
History
82
Engineering
81
Chemistry
72
Economics
69
Environmental science
68
Materials science
35
Philosophy
33
Art
33
Physics
22

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology45113,228
History535456
Psychology66528,402
Business10113,438
Sociology10551,761
Philosophy105796
Geography10961,617
Environmental science13122,396
Political science1502357
Medicine16796,029
Economics1830753
Biology19306,373
Computer science20262,422
Mathematics2415999
Engineering2503555
Art26663
Chemistry31751,223
Physics3293143
Materials science3855230

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901929
19911260
19921064
19931358
19941665
19951776
19962183
19971998
199824125
199925187
200042241
200133331
200239456
200337567
200469703
200576876
2006771088
2007811359
20081001632
2009911955
20101082546
20111133454
20121084083
20131455113
20141386042
20151496278
20161426003
20171566270
20181596022
20191457613
20201497511

General info

Alternative namesCWU
Founded1891
WikipediaCentral Washington University
MottoDocendo discimus
By teaching, we learn
Colorscrimson, black
Academic CalendarSeptember to June. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff1,465
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address400 East University Way
Ellensburg, Washington, 98926-7501
United States
City population18,000
Phone5099631111
Fax+1 (509) 963 3022

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