Central Washington University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,037

2.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,124

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

5.8%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

86.3%

8,597 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,901

84.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

52.8%

876 Graduates

About

Central Washington University is a higher education institution located in Kittitas County, WA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Central Washington University were Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (189 degrees awarded), General Psychology (175 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (155 degrees).

In 2017, 3,241 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Central Washington University. 55.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,958 degrees), 4.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (404 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Washington University is $6,037, which is $-14,696 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Central Washington University is $6,037, which is $-14,696 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,124.

In 2017, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,037

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Central Washington University was $6,037. The cost of tuition at Central Washington University is $-14,696 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,124

2017 Value

0.313%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Central Washington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,124. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Central Washington University grew by 0.313%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,175

Room and Board

$1,002

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Central Washington University was of $10,175 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,002. The cost of room and board increased by 4.04% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

63%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

63% of undergraduate students at Central Washington University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.28% with respect to 2016, when 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

5.8%

2016 Default Rate

170

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Central Washington University was 5.8%, which represents 170 out of the 2930 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Central Washington University received 8,597 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 18.5% annual growth. Out of those 8,597 applicants, 7,423 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.3% acceptance rate.

There were 12,901 students enrolled at Central Washington University in 2017, and 97% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Central Washington University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,423

Accepted Out of 8,597

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Central Washington University was 86.3% (7,423 admissions from 8,597 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 79.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 18.5%, while admissions grew by 28.4%.

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SAT Scores

97%

Submission Percentage

2,066

Scores Submitted

97% of enrolled first-time students at Central Washington University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Central Washington University has a total enrollment of 12,901 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Washington University is 10,912 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,989. This means that 84.6% of students enrolled at Central Washington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Central Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.8% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.25% Two or More Races, 3.91% Asian, 3.8% Black or African American, 0.729% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.589% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Central Washington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.8%), followed by White Male (25.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.4%), followed by White Male (26.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Central Washington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,901 students. The full-time enrollment at Central Washington University is 10,912 and the part-time enrollment is 1,989. This means that 84.6% of students enrolled at Central Washington University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Central Washington University was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Central Washington University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,938

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,005

  3. Two or More Races

    935

The enrolled student population at Central Washington University is 53.8% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, 7.25% Two or More Races, 3.91% Asian, 3.8% Black or African American, 0.729% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.589% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,472 students (11.4%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 351 more women than men received degrees from Central Washington University. The majority of degree recipients at Central Washington University are white (1,958 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (404 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Central Washington University is Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (189 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (175 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (155 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Central Washington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (61 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (89 degrees), and Social Sciences (293 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Washington University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,984,620 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (328,710 people), Secondary school teachers (319,116 people), Education administrators (304,752 people), and Other managers (292,808 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Washington University are Transportation (61 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (89 degrees), Social Sciences (293 degrees), Education (417 degrees), and Protective Services (191 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Washington University are Personal financial advisors, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Central Washington University are Transportation (61 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (89 degrees), Social Sciences (293 degrees), Education (417 degrees), and Protective Services (191 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Central Washington University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,943,083 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (464,193 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (399,445 people), Legal services (286,630 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (227,330 people).

The most specialized majors at Central Washington University are Transportation (61 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (89 degrees), Social Sciences (293 degrees), Education (417 degrees), and Protective Services (191 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Central Washington University.

Most Common

  1. 189 degrees awarded

  2. 175 degrees awarded

  3. 155 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Central Washington University was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 189 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,445

  2. 1,796

In 2017, 1,445 degrees were awarded to men at Central Washington University, which is 0.805 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,796).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Central Washington University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 1.25 times more than the 85 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 136 degrees were awarded to women at Central Washington University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 7.16 times more than the 19 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 24% of students graduating from Central Washington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (59.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Central Washington University is Female and Hispanic or Latino (59.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.02% of graduates (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,958 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    404 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    294 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Central Washington University is white (1,958 degrees awarded). There were 4.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (404 degrees).

9.07% of degree recipients (294 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,105 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    853 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    230 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Central Washington University is white female (1,105 degrees awarded). There were 1.3 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (853 degrees).

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Operations

Central Washington University has an endowment valued at nearly $19.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.07M (20.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Central Washington University had a total expenditure of $255M. Of that $255M, they spent $100M on salaries and $255M on benefits.

Central Washington University employs 156 Professors, 132 Lecturers, and 114 Associate professors. Most academics at Central Washington University are Male Professors (99), Male Lecturers(69), and Male Associate professors (67).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Washington University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 226 employees, Service, with 144 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 122 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.9M

2017 Endowment

3.53%

growth from 2016

Central Washington University has an endowment valued at about $19.9M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Central Washington University grew 3.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $9.2M - Federal

  2. $19.8M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Central Washington University received $9.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $19.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$100M

Salary Expenditure

$255M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Central Washington University had a total expenditure of $255M. Of that $255M, they spent $100M on salaries and $255M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$100M

2017 Salaries

4.62%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Central Washington University paid a median of $100M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($255M) and a 4.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.81% growth from 2015 and a 2.64% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.4M

Instructional Salaries

507

Number of Employees

In 2017, Central Washington University paid a total of $38.4M to 507 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

156 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

226 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Central Washington University were Professor with 156 employees; Lecturer with 132 employees; and Lecturer with 114 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Central Washington University were Office and Administrative Support with 226 employees; Service with 144 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 122 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Lecturer

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Central Washington University was Male Professor with 99 employees, Male Lecturer with 69 employees, and Male Associate professor with 67 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Central Washington University.

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