Welcome to CWU-Sammamish
In January 2016, the City of Sammamish invited CWU to consider providing educational programming to residents of the Sammamish Plateau at the former Mars Hill Church site, which the city had purchased in March 2015. The City's preliminary survey of residents indicated a strong desire for postsecondary programming and community engagement activities. CWU conducted its own community needs and preferences assessment in spring 2016 and found a strong interest in the community for flexible learning options such as Running Start, professional education, and personal enrichment opportunities, and specialized instruction, such as tutoring, testing, and English as a Second Language. CWU began offering such programs on September 20, 2017.
CWU-Sammamish serves the community with a unique combination of educational and community-minded programs including:
- General education classes for credit seeking students and Running Start program participants
- A Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management ITAM
- A Bachelor or Arts in Liberal Studies: Global Communication & Leadership
- A Master's program in Information Technology and Administrative Management ITAM
The site of CWU-Sammamish is an ideal location for these programs because it is within a few miles of four high schools, including Skyline High School, Eastlake High School, Tesla STEM High School, and Eastside Catholic High School.
CWU-Sammamish has leased part of its parking lot to the Microsoft Corporation for employee parking and has a lease with the Sammamish Community YMCA to utilize the gymnasium/multi-purpose area of the building for their programs.
Going to CWU made me feel seen in my classes. Everybody was consistently by my side, and I am so thankful to everyone at CWU for making my experience such an amazing one.