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Central Washington University (CWU), a public university founded in 1891, enrolls about 11,000 students. The university offers more than 135 academic majors leading to a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

CWU provides 12 online bachelor's degree programs, in areas such as sociology, psychology, information technology and administrative management, and aviation management.

The university provides 10 online master's degree programs in topics including special education, school administration, and literacy.

The university offers a host of online minors, certificates and endorsements.

Courses feature specific deadlines and assignment due dates, but the university does not require campus visits.

CWU’s online students have access to academic advising, tutoring, library resources and technical support.

The university’s online programs are not available to residents of Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Washington, D.C., Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, or Maryland.

Central Washington University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Central Washington University Featured in TBS Rankings

Accreditation Regional (NWCCU)
Public/Private Public Nonprofit
Region Far West
Acceptance Rate 69%
Retention Rate 80%
Graduation Rate 57.5%
Requires ACT or SAT SAT or ACT
Cost Per Credit
(In-State/Out-of-State)
Undergrad: $289/$289
Grad: $954/$954

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