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CWU Ranks Best in the Northwest for Affordable Online College, an independent academic research organization that evaluates higher education institutions, named Central Washington University as the number one most affordable online college in the Northwest., with offices in Chicago and Seattle, also ranked Central as 36th in the nation in online college affordability.

The company said its rankings were based on an assessment of 251 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

The 2020 rankings are calculated through a scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third party evaluations. analyzed 251 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 60 making it to the final list. The methodology also uses an algorithm which collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university.

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