Why Central

With the academic programs you want, award-winning professors who care, and a welcoming environment, Central Washington University offers everything you’re looking for. Central is one of the most affordable comprehensive universities in the state. It’s the smart choice for a high-quality college education.


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Best in the West

U.S. News and World Report ranks CWU as one of the top 50 universities in the West in its annual college ratings.


More than 135 majors

With more than 135 accredited college majors and 32 accredited master’s degree programs, there are many ways for you to take your education in an exciting direction.

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Best Value College

Smart Asset, an online college ranking site, lists CWU as one of the top 10 Best Value Colleges in the state of Washington.