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Online Learning

Welcome to the CWU Online Learning Website

View a List of Our Online Programs and Advisors

Central Washington University is a regional leader in providing access to high quality, personalized online education. We offer fully-accredited online undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and hundreds of courses are delivered online each quarter. You will work in small classes with faculty committed to teaching, learning, and individual student success. Comprehensive student support services are provided online and in-person at campus locations throughout Washington State.

Take the first step towards completing your degree with affordable, convenient, and flexible online programs delivered where you live!

Authorized states for online courses and online degree programs:

The following states have internship restrictions: Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and West Virginia


Non-Resident Online Student Waivers:

  • Non-resident students enrolled in online programs: Undergraduate, Post-baccalaureate, and Graduate students pay 100% of resident tuition after the waiver is applied.
  • Non-resident students enrolled in online classes: Undergraduates and Post-baccalaureate students pay 150% of resident tuition. Graduate students pay 125% of resident tuition. 

Please review the Waiver Policy Guidelines and contact the CWU Financial Aid Office to identify yourself as a student eligible for a non-resident online student waiver.

Qualifying States Disclaimer:
Central Washington University is not authorized to accept students into online courses and online degree programs from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri. If you reside in a state listed above, you are ineligible at this time for admission. Please check back to our website periodically as new states will be added when we receive additional authorizations.

Internship Disclaimer:
Internships are not allowed or restricted in states colored YELLOW. If you reside in a state with an internship restriction, please contact the appropriate online program advisor about internship requirements prior to applying to the university.

Now offering bachelor's degree programs in:

And master's degree programs in:

Spotlight on Online Programs

English: Professional and Creative Writing

The specialization combines a liberal arts background in literature with specialized writing courses in creative writing (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting), business writing, professional writing, scientific and technical writing, editing, and publishing.

Information Technology and Administrative Management

This Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (BAS-ITAM) degree with an Administrative Management specialization is designed for students who have completed a two-year applied or technical degree. Students who have earned a two-year applied or technical degree can now finish a baccalaureate degree through this fully online program.

Library & Information Science Minor

The minor in library and information science is designed to provide students with an understanding of the methods and means of gathering, organizing, and disseminating information. The minor is appropriate for any students who wish to gain a greater understanding of the field of library and information science.

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