Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA
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Central Washington University Reviews

Based on 36 Reviews
400 East University Way Ellensburg, WA
College Review
Career PreparationB
Students and CultureB+
FacilitiesA-
Activities and GroupsB+
B+
Great
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Central Washington University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
182
15
Business Administration and Management, General
90
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
100
2
3
Business/commerce, General
1
Business/managerial Economics
14
Business/office Automation/technology/data Entry
0
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management
1
Economics, General
8
Economics, Other
5
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General
3
0
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, Other
0
Finance, General
40
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General
35
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
100
11
Marketing/marketing Management, General
59
Organizational Leadership
7
Retail Management
0
Retailing and Retail Operations
11
Sales and Marketing Operations/marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
0
Special Products Marketing Operations
12
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
44
Asian Studies/civilization
0
Behavioral Sciences
8
8
Chinese Language and Literature
0
Counseling Psychology
7
0
Experimental Psychology
3
0
Family Systems
16
6
History, General
13
7
Human Services, General
30
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
21
1
0
Pacific Area/pacific Rim Studies
10
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
6
Political Science and Government, General
27
Psychology, General
164
Public Administration
18
Public Policy Analysis, General
2
Religion/religious Studies
7
School Psychology
2
Social Sciences, General
149
Sociology
73
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Behavior Analysis
5
Applied Mathematics, Other
0
Art Teacher Education
3
Art/art Studies, General
10
Biology Teacher Education
1
Chemistry Teacher Education
0
Chinese Language and Literature
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
0
Creative Writing
5
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
1
0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
59
Earth Science Teacher Education
0
Education, General
5
0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
11
Elementary Education and Teaching
175
English Language and Literature, General
13
6
English/language Arts Teacher Education
14
Exercise Physiology
62
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
6
0
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
0
French Language and Literature
3
French Language Teacher Education
1
German Language and Literature
2
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General
0
3
Health Teacher Education
0
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
8
History Teacher Education
16
Japanese Language and Literature
8
Mathematics Teacher Education
29
1
Music Teacher Education
24
6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
21
Reading Teacher Education
4
Russian Language and Literature
5
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
0
Spanish Language and Literature
16
Spanish Language Teacher Education
5
Special Education and Teaching, General
30
1
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
15
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
0
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
3
Technical Teacher Education
0
2
11
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew
26
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
15
Corrections
0
Criminal Justice/police Science
0
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
195
6
Legal Studies, General
0
Pre-Law Studies
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
8
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology, General
0
Biochemistry
13
Biological and Physical Sciences
0
0
Biology/biological Sciences, General
60
6
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology
18
Chemistry, General
7
5
Computational Science
0
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
1
Environmental Biology
5
Geography
26
Geography, Other
13
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other
6
Geology/earth Science, General
15
7
Mathematics, General
13
Physics, General
18
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dietetics/dietitian
26
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic)
17
Gerontology
0
Human Nutrition
17
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
55
4
Nutrition Sciences
3
2
Pre-Nursing Studies
13
Public Health Education and Promotion
25
Public Health, General
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
8
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
1
Cinematography and Film/video Production
20
Conducting
3
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
0
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General
8
6
Film/cinema/video Studies
0
Fine/studio Arts, General
14
0
Graphic Design
18
Jazz/jazz Studies
1
Keyboard Instruments
1
Metal and Jewelry Arts
0
1
Music Pedagogy
2
Music Performance, General
6
2
Music Theory and Composition
1
0
Music, General
13
1
Musical Theatre
8
Painting
0
Percussion Instruments
1
Playwriting and Screenwriting
1
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
1
Sculpture
1
Stringed Instruments
3
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
5
Voice and Opera
5
Wine Steward/sommelier
0
Writing, General
27
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biomedical Sciences, General
17
Computer Engineering Technology/technician
1
Construction Engineering Technology/technician
0
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
16
Engineering Technology, General
13
Environmental Science
0
Environmental Studies
5
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
2
20
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other
0
Industrial Technology/technician
14
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
2
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician
26
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/technician
35
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
0
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
5
Computer Science
36
2
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration
1
Information Technology
29
1
System, Networking, and Lan/wan Management/manager
27
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
10
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
7
Communication, General
32
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
0
Journalism
5
Mass Communication/media Studies
0
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
0
Public Relations/image Management
66
Radio and Television
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
11
Construction Management
30
Fashion Merchandising
3
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foodservice Systems Administration/management
3
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
24
Tourism and Travel Services Management
9
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
14
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
17
Natural Resources Management and Policy
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
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  • Whether you're studying online or on campus, borrow up to 100% of the school-certified expenses4
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  • No origination fee or prepayment penalty2
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  • Flexible repayment options
  • No fees for origination, disbursement, prepayment or late payment
  • Skip a payment once per year (once repayment period restarted)3
  • Covers up to 100% of the school's certified cost of attendance
  • Competitive fixed and variable APRs starting at 1.09%1
  • Multiple repayment options including: full principal and interest, interest-only, deferred, and flat payment
  • Flexible payment terms ranging from 5, 8, 10, and 15 years2
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  • Grace period after graduation before payments begin.
  • Pause payments for certain life events.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Central Washington University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (Emt Paramedic)
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Psychology, General
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Writing, General

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Alumni & Student Reviews
B Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Business, Class of 2006
None
Rated January 2016
Alumni
psychology, Class of 2013
I didn't feel like my degree helped with a career in the real world. Just prepping me to get my MA . I have great people skills and I'm a great listener. Probably group projects
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1985
In that time, we had the library with no internet. Networking was limited in terms of internship opportunities and information available through the placement office at the U.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Public Relations, Class of 2001
High quality teachers who actually worked in the field, not just intellectually presenting theory. Also connected through internships, portfolio development, and the industry associations. Involvement with the Alumni Association.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Justice, Class of 2003
None
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Double major in English, and Wine Business and Marketing, Class of 2011
Internships, volunteer work, LinkedIn, guest speakers
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 2003
Internship opportunities
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Justice, Class of 2008
They have advisors
Rated January 2016
Alumni
art, Class of 2003
nothing. the art program was an insidious joke. the professors are nigh illiterate and absurdly ecomaniacal.
Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Business, Class of 2006
Young happy looking for a good time
Rated January 2016
Alumni
psychology, Class of 2013
I was on a remote campus there was no real culture. Students were great
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1985
Mostly white, almost exclusively young adults, at that time (1983-85).
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Public Relations, Class of 2001
Motivated, down to earth, small town feel.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Justice, Class of 2003
Was varied and interesting. Students were involved.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Double major in English, and Wine Business and Marketing, Class of 2011
Liberal, diverse, engaging
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 2003
The people in my program were motivated, caring, and became some of my best friends.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Justice, Class of 2008
Mostly Caucasian, not very diverse.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
art, Class of 2003
bunch of hillbillies and middle aged mothers
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Business, Class of 2006
Adequate
Rated January 2016
Alumni
psychology, Class of 2013
Great computer labs. No dorms or dining halls. Classrooms were new and excellent
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1985
library, placement office
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Public Relations, Class of 2001
Great
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Justice, Class of 2003
Good.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Double major in English, and Wine Business and Marketing, Class of 2011
They have spent a lot of money in the last 10 years renovating everything, so the campus/buildings is (are) new and high tech
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 2003
I don't remember computer labs, I didn't live in the dorms, the classrooms were small and personalized, I felt like I got personal attention.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Justice, Class of 2008
Reliable, clean and mostly new.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
art, Class of 2003
good god
Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Business, Class of 2006
Intramural, skiing, drinking
Rated January 2016
Alumni
psychology, Class of 2013
No idea
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Elementary Education, Class of 1985
I do not remember. I was very focussed on my own work, and I did not participate in any activities outside of my major.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.A. Public Relations, Class of 2001
SwingCats--was a ballroom/swing dance club. Provided a lesson for 30 minutes and open dance time after that. Campus Crusade was a huge part of my life there.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Justice, Class of 2003
I don't know. I was not involved in the activities/groups.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Double major in English, and Wine Business and Marketing, Class of 2011
Popular: floating the river
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 2003
Roots & Shoots Jane Goodall Group
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Law & Justice, Class of 2008
Rugby, Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute
Rated January 2016
Alumni
art, Class of 2003
cow tipping and incest
Rated January 2016