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Top-Rated University in the State

CWU is the top-rated university in the state in a new ranking system that measures economic impact on graduates, according to The Economist magazine. The magazines first-ever college rankings graded four-year, non-vocational American colleges by alumni earnings above expectation. The purpose of the study was to determine which colleges deliver the greatest return. CWU placed first in Washington with its alumni making on average $4,567 more than their expected earnings. It placed 124th out of all 1,275 public and private institutions included in the rankings. The Economist used a formula that anticipates earnings based on factors such as wealth of the state in which the school is located and prevailing local wages. It also considers students receiving Pell grants, family income, SAT scores, demographics, school size, and whether the institution is a liberal arts college.

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