Central Washington University

Men's MCLA Contact: Ethan Olson
8 / 10
12,080 Undergrads / 12,901 Students
3 / 10
$14,124 Net Price
1 / 10
86% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 2

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Town: Distant

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
28% / 52%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

The Wildcats travel around the Northwestern region to nearby states like Oregon and Idaho as well as in-state contests against Seattle University, Gonzaga University, and Pacific Lutheran University.

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400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA, 98926, Ellensburg, WA, 98926 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Yakima Washington Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • Richland/Kennewick/Pasco Washington Area
  • Spokane Washington Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Bellingham Washington Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Boise Idaho Area
  • Greater New York City Area
Where Grads Work
  • Boeing
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • T-Mobile
  • Starbucks
  • Nordstrom
  • University of Washington
  • US Army
  • AT&T
  • State of Washington
  • Wells Fargo
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Windermere Real Estate
  • Moss Adams LLP
  • King County WA
What Grads Do
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Support
  • Administrative
  • Human Resources
  • Program and Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Arts and Design
  • Media and Communication
  • Engineering
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
480 - 580
480 - 570
970 - 1180
15 - 23
17 - 24
17 - 24

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 410 - 510 for SAT; 7 - 8 for ACT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 8,597 3,860 4,737
% Admitted 86% 85% 87%
% Admits That Enroll 29% 32% 26%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.16
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  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (25%)
    Education (11%)
    Social Sciences (10%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (7%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (7%)
    Psychology (6%)
    Engineering Technology (4%)
    Communication & Journalism (4%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (3%)
    Health Professions (3%)
    Transportation & Materials Moving (2%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (2%)
    Physical Sciences (2%)
    Foreign Languages (1%)
    History (1%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (1%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Personal & Culinary Services
    Natural Resources & Conservation
    Mathematics & Statistics
    Legal Professions
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$7,903 $21,522
    Books & Supplies$1,002 $1,002
    Cost of Living$10,684 $10,684
    Personal Expenses$3,012 $3,012
    Sticker Price$22,601 $35,711

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    88% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship79%$7,096
    Federal Grants36%$4,378
    Pell Grants36%$4,137
    Other Federal9%$985
    State & Local Grants32%$5,467
    Institutional Grants64%$3,521
    Student Loans60%$5,809
    Federal Loans60%$5,188
    Other Loans3%$11,311

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $19.9 Million $1,546

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $20,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $14,669 $213

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.2%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 6,078 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $46,500

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.83 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 28% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 13 9
    Fondling 5 4
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 1 -
    Aggravated Assault 1 -
    Burglary 9 5
    Motor Vehicle Theft 2 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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