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About CWU

Quick Facts


About 2,000 graduates each year 

Enrollment numbers 2017-2018: 11,376

On-campus residents: 2,800

Male/female ratio: 49.3%/51.7%

Students of color: 33% 

Where Wildcats are from (fall 2016):

  Washington State: 94%

  • King County: 2,866
  • Pierce County: 1,665
  • Snohomish County: 1,162
  • Kittitas County: 1,033
  • Yakima County: 1,032

Estimated costs for 2017-18:

Average out-of-pocket for base tuition: $3,000*

Full price basic tuition, for 10 - 17 credits: $6,037

Room and board: $10,684

Number of students receiving State Need Grants: 2,850


• More than 135 majors

• Nationally and/or regionally distinguished programs in music, geology, paramedicine, physics, and education

• Faculty recognized regionally and/or nationally for collegiate teaching in mathematics, physics, geology, music, and chemistry.

• Average class size: 20

• Student to faculty ratio: 18-to-1

• 5 Top Majors/Degrees Awarded: Business Administration, Information Technology and Management, Elementary Education, Law and Justice, Accounting


Residence halls: 17

Apartment complexes: 5

Living Learning and Theme communities: 14 

Student Life:

More than 125 clubs, organizations, and associations

13 varsity athletic teams

More than 30 percent of students participate in intramural sports 

Approximately 500 students participate in 23 sports clubs

Wildcat Athletics:

Competes in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC)

Men’s varsity sports: 6

Women’s varsity sports: 7

Nationally ranked football, basketball and rugby teams

*After scholarships, grants, and financial aid.


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