Assessment and Improvement

The mission of Central Washington University is to prepare students for enlightened, responsible, and productive lives; to produce research, scholarship, and creative expression in the public interest; and to serve as a resource to the region and the state through effective stewardship of university resources.

CWU Compared to Peers

Assessing the Assessment

CWU compares ourselves to peer institutions annually using:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 

College Results Online

  • Main
  • Admissions
  • College Characteristics
  • Degrees Granted by Program Area
  • Financial Outcomes
  • Funding and Faculty
  • Grad Rates by Race AND Gender
  • Grad Rates by Race OR Gender
  • Grad Rates Over Time
  • Price and Financial Aid
  • Retention and Progression Rates
  • Student Characteristics

  • Main
  • Admissions
  • College Characteristics
  • Degrees Granted by Program Area
  • Financial Outcomes
  • Funding and Faculty
  • Grad Rates by Race AND Gender
  • Grad Rates by Race OR Gender
  • Grad Rates Over Time
  • Price and Financial Aid
  • Retention and Progression Rates
  • Student Characteristics

  • Main
  • Admissions
  • College Characteristics
  • Degrees Granted by Program Area
  • Financial Outcomes
  • Funding and Faculty
  • Grad Rates by Race AND Gender
  • Grad Rates by Race OR Gender
  • Grad Rates Over Time
  • Price and Financial Aid
  • Retention and Progression Rates
  • Student Characteristics

US DOE College Scorecard

PayScale.com College ROI Report