CWU boosts our student's earning power and employability better than any other public university in Washington State. The Educate to Career College Ranking Index ranked four-year colleges and universities on student career success after graduation based on their earnings and employability. CWU placed 110th of 1,200 colleges nationwide!
Tuition is $242 per credit up to 10 credits. Credits 11 through 17 are free. Washington undergrads taking 10 through 17 credits pay:
After grants, scholarships and merit waivers, the average resident full-time CWU undergrad pays about $3,000 a year in tuition. For students who qualify for financial aid, average tuition payment is $800 per year.
CWU offers $11-million in tuition waivers annually, more than $40-million in scholarships, grants, and waivers. Mandatory fees, required by the State of Washington, average about $1,000 per year beyond tuition.
The overall cost of living in Ellensburg is 33% lower than in King County.