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About CWU

Quick Facts

2020-2021 Overview

  • Number of graduates each year: About 2,000 
  • Total undergraduate and graduate enrollment (full-time equivalent): 10,327
  • On-campus residents: 2,800
  • Male/female ratio: 46%/54%
  • Students of color: 42% 
  • First-year student retention: 71%

Where Wildcats are from (2020):

  Washington state: 93.49%

  • King County: 1,960
  • Kittitas County: 1,334
  • Pierce County: 1,217
  • Yakima County: 893
  • Snohomish County: 722 

Estimated costs:

  • Average out-of-pocket for base tuition: $3,000*
  • Full price basic tuition, for 10-17 credits: $6,621
  • Room and board: $13,787

* After scholarships, grants, and financial aid.

Academic:

  • More than 135 majors
  • Nationally and/or regionally distinguished programs in music, geology, business, physics, education, and STEM
  • Faculty recognized regionally and/or nationally for collegiate teaching in mathematics, physics, geology, music, and chemistry.
  • Average class size: 20
  • Student to faculty ratio: 20-to-1
  • Five Top Majors/Degrees Awarded: Elementary Education and Teaching, General Psychology, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Business Administration, and Social Sciences

Housing:

  • Residence halls: 20
  • Apartment complexes: 5
  • Living Learning and Theme communities: 14 

Student Life:

  • More than 125 clubs, organizations, and associations
  • More than 30 percent of students participate in intramural sports 
  • Approximately 500 students participate in 23 sports clubs

Wildcat Athletics:

  • Competes in NCAA DIvision II 
  • Men’s varsity sports: 6
  • Women’s varsity sports: 7

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.

Admissions@cwu.edu