CWU University Centers are co-located on community college campuses around the state to provide greater access to higher education. CWU knows that students have families, jobs, and commitments that don't always allow them to attend a traditional campus. The university centers provide degree programs and certifications that meet individual and community needs. Classes are available through face-to-face, interactive television, and online classes.
CWU-Pierce County is located at Pierce College, Ft. Steilacoom in Lakewood, Washington. This partnership provides the opportunity for students to earn their first two years of a bachelor's degree at Pierce College and stay on campus to complete their bachelor's degree at CWU-Pierce County.