CWU compares ourselves to peer institutions annually using:
- College Results Online is a “…Web tool designed to provide policymakers, counselors, parents, students, and others with information about college graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university in the country.”
College Results Online lets CWU benchmark ourselves to the 15, 25, or 50 most similar colleges.
- CWU checks the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard annually:
The College Scorecard lets CWU compare our average annual costs, graduation rates, and the average salary of CWU alums ten years after entering college to U.S. national medians.
- CWU also uses the PayScale.com Annual College ROI Report:
The PayScale report allows CWU to compare our marginal Return on Investment and marginal Net Present Value to other institutions included in their study.