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About CWU

Quick Facts


About 2,000 graduates each year 

Enrollment numbers: 12,342

On-campus residents: 2,800

Male/female ratio: 47.22%/52.78%

Students of color: 35% 

Where Wildcats are from:

  Washington State: 94.6%

  • King County: 3,034
  • Pierce County: 1,949
  • Yakima County: 1,310
  • Snohomish County: 1,269
  • Kittitas County: 1,189

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: Elementary Education and Teaching, General Psychology, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Business Administration, and Social Sciences


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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