Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501
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B+ Great
3.527775 Based on 9 Reviews
Career Preparation
B
Students and Culture
B+
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
B+

Degree Overview

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.

868 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
5
 
 
Applied Mathematics, General
 
4
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Art/Art Studies, General
 
7
0
 
 
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
 
 
 
0
 
Biology Teacher Education
 
2
 
0
 
Business Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Chemistry Teacher Education
 
0
 
1
 
Child Development
 
10
 
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
0
 
 
Creative Writing
 
52
6
 
 
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
 
0
0
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
32
 
4
 
Earth Science Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Education, General
 
4
5
0
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
14
0
 
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
 
 
 
0
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
287
0
25
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
13
0
 
 
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
 
30
0
4
 
Exercise Physiology
 
42
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
 
5
0
1
 
Foreign Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
0
 
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
French Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
General Literature
 
 
0
 
 
General Studies
 
0
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
0
8
 
 
Health Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
42
 
 
History Teacher Education
 
10
 
1
 
Japanese Language and Literature
 
9
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
40
0
3
 
Music Teacher Education
 
12
50
1
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
15
0
1
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
8
2
 
Russian Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
 
 
 
3
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
4
 
1
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
0
 
 
 
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
 
 
 
0
 
Social Science Teacher Education
 
5
 
1
 
Social Studies Teacher Education
 
 
 
0
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
17
 
 
 
Spanish Language Teacher Education
 
0
 
0
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
23
1
5
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
0
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
4
16
 
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
 
 
2
2
 
Technical Teacher Education
 
 
4
22
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

696 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
139
0
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
54
 
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
107
30
0
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
 
0
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
13
 
 
 
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
 
0
 
 
 
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
 
 
 
0
 
Economics, General
 
6
 
 
 
Economics, Other
 
7
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
1
8
 
 
Finance, General
 
61
 
 
 
Financial Planning and Services
 
0
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
37
 
 
 
Information Technology Project Management
 
0
 
 
 
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
 
79
 
0
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
75
 
 
 
Office Management and Supervision
 
0
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
68
 
 
 
Retailing and Retail Operations
 
7
 
 
 
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
 
1
 
 
 
Special Products Marketing Operations
 
3
 
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

550 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
40
 
0
 
Anthropology, Other
 
0
0
 
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
0
 
 
 
Behavioral Sciences
 
5
12
 
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
0
 
 
 
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
 
0
 
 
 
Counseling Psychology
 
 
5
0
 
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
 
 
0
 
 
Experimental Psychology
 
 
6
 
 
Family Systems
 
13
0
 
 
History, General
 
25
5
 
 
Human Services, General
 
38
 
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
4
2
 
 
Museology/Museum Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
 
2
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
0
 
 
 
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
 
12
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
20
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
192
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
0
 
 
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
6
 
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
0
 
 
 
School Psychology
 
 
12
0
 
Social Sciences, General
 
92
 
 
 
Sociology
 
56
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
3
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

183 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
0
0
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
49
7
 
 
Computer Science
 
51
1
 
 
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
 
0
 
0
 
Information Technology
 
37
15
0
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
0
 
 
 
System, Networking, and Lan/Wan Management/Manager
 
18
 
 
 
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
 
4
 
0
 
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
 
1
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

181 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
 
 
4
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
29
 
 
 
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic)
 
32
 
 
 
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
 
0
0
 
 
Gerontology
 
0
 
 
 
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
 
1
 
 
 
Human Nutrition
 
10
 
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
19
7
 
 
Nutrition Sciences
 
0
2
 
 
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
 
0
 
 
 
Pre-Dentistry Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
 
35
 
 
 
Pre-Nursing Studies
 
6
 
 
 
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
 
3
 
 
 
Pre-Veterinary Studies
 
5
 
 
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
26
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
1
0
 
 
Public Health, Other
 
0
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

156 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
 
9
 
 
 
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
 
0
 
 
 
Biochemistry
 
28
 
 
 
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
19
4
 
 
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
 
10
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
12
4
 
 
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
 
0
 
 
 
Environmental Biology
 
8
 
 
 
Environmental Chemistry
 
2
 
 
 
Geography
 
15
 
 
 
Geography, Other
 
6
 
 
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
3
 
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
14
5
0
 
Mathematics, General
 
5
 
 
 
Natural Sciences
 
0
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
12
 
 
 

141 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
 
0
 
 
 
Biomedical Sciences, General
 
34
0
 
 
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
 
0
 
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
 
0
 
 
 
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
 
7
 
 
 
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
 
20
 
 
 
Engineering Technology, General
 
 
1
 
 
Environmental Science
 
0
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
3
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
2
 
0
 
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
 
0
 
 
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
31
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
 
0
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
0
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
 
19
 
 
 
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
 
24
0
 
 

140 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
 
6
 
 
 
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
 
0
1
 
 
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
 
19
 
 
 
Conducting
 
 
0
 
 
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
 
13
 
 
 
Dance, General
 
2
 
 
 
Directing and Theatrical Production
 
0
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
5
6
 
 
Drawing
 
0
 
 
 
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
 
1
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
11
0
 
 
Graphic Design
 
16
 
 
 
Jazz/Jazz Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Keyboard Instruments
 
0
 
 
 
Metal and Jewelry Arts
 
0
1
 
 
Music Management
 
0
 
 
 
Music Pedagogy
 
 
0
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
14
5
 
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
0
0
 
 
Music, General
 
8
3
 
 
Musical Theatre
 
4
 
 
 
Painting
 
0
0
 
 
Percussion Instruments
 
0
 
 
 
Photography
 
0
0
 
 
Playwriting and Screenwriting
 
5
 
 
 
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
 
 
 
0
 
Sculpture
 
0
0
 
 
Stringed Instruments
 
1
 
 
 
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
 
7
 
 
 
Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
0
 
 
 
Voice and Opera
 
12
 
 
 
Writing, General
 
0
 
 
 

76 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
 
11
 
 
 
Communication, General
 
19
 
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
0
 
 
 
Journalism
 
7
 
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Public Relations/Image Management
 
39
 
 
 
Radio and Television
 
0
 
 
 

49 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
 
11
 
 
 
Construction Management
 
37
 
 
 
Fashion Merchandising
 
0
 
 
 
Quality Control Technology/Technician
 
1
 
 
 

32 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
 
0
 
 
 
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
0
 
 
 
Meeting and Event Planning
 
0
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
25
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Restaurant/Food Services Management
 
0
 
 
 
Tourism and Travel Services Management
 
7
 
 
 

29 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
 
15
 
 
 
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
 
 
3
 
 
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
 
 
11
 
 
Natural Resources Management and Policy
 
 
0
 
 

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Check out the online programs offered at Central Washington University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
 
 
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
 
 
 
 
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
Creative Writing
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic)
 
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
 
 
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
 
 
 
 
Human Services, General
 
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
Information Technology Project Management
 
 
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
 
 
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
Retailing and Retail Operations
 
 
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Sociology
 
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
 
Writing, General
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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?

3.1111111111111 Based on 9 Reviews
  • 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

    3 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.

    4 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Double major in English, and Wine Business and Marketing, Class of 2011

    Internships, volunteer work, LinkedIn, guest speakers

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    art, Class of 2003

    nothing. the art program was an insidious joke. the professors are nigh illiterate and absurdly ecomaniacal.

    1 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

3.6666666666667 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 2006

    Young happy looking for a good time

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    psychology, Class of 2013

    I was on a remote campus there was no real culture. Students were great

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 1985

    Mostly white, almost exclusively young adults, at that time (1983-85).

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.A. Public Relations, Class of 2001

    Motivated, down to earth, small town feel.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law & Justice, Class of 2003

    Was varied and interesting. Students were involved.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2003

    The people in my program were motivated, caring, and became some of my best friends.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law & Justice, Class of 2008

    Mostly Caucasian, not very diverse.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    art, Class of 2003

    bunch of hillbillies and middle aged mothers

    1 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.8888888888889 Based on 9 Reviews
  • Alumni
    psychology, Class of 2013

    Great computer labs. No dorms or dining halls. Classrooms were new and excellent

    4 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

    5 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.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law & Justice, Class of 2008

    Reliable, clean and mostly new.

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.4444444444444 Based on 9 Reviews
  • 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.

    3 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.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law & Justice, Class of 2003

    I don't know. I was not involved in the activities/groups.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Anthropology, Class of 2003

    Roots & Shoots Jane Goodall Group

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Law & Justice, Class of 2008

    Rugby, Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute

    5 Rated January 2016

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