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CWU is Best Online University in Washington


According to a national online college rating website, Central Washington University is the Best Value Online School in Washington for 2016.

The site, Best Value Schools (, ranked CWU first on its list of the three best online schools in the state. The other two schools cited in the report were City University of Seattle and St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.

“Central Washington University is widely recognized as a leader in affordable online degrees in Washington,” according to the website. “Not only is CWU about half the price of other schools on this list, but it also features a range of unique degrees that transcend the typical offerings of business and health care.”

CWU Associate Provost Anne Cubilié, who oversees the university’s extended learning programs, said the university was honored to be recognized for the excellence of its online programs.

“At CWU, we’ve sought to be a leader in online education and this new ranking shows we’re doing something right,” Cubilié said. “Our students can find a rich variety of majors, minors, endorsements, certifications, and graduate degrees available through our online learning program (”

CWU is a regional leader in providing access to high quality, personalized online education. It offers fully-accredited online undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as hundreds of courses available online each quarter.

In 2015, Central’s online psychology bachelor’s degree program was named one of the top 30 online psychology programs in the nation. Additionally, CWU’s bachelor’s degree in professional and creative writing undergraduate degree program and master of science degree in Information Technology and Administrative Management were both ranked top ten online programs in the U.S.

Media contact: Richard Moreno, director of content development, 509-963-2714,

- November 30, 2016