Graduate Program Overview

Central Washington University is a four-years, public school located in Ellensburg, Washington. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $12,127 for Washington residents and $25,681 for out-of-state students. It offers seventy-three (73) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameCentral Washington University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA
Graduate School Students656 students
366 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$12,127
Student to Faculty20:1 (5.00%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 73 Graduate Programs
69 Master's, 4 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Central Washington University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Washington residents, the tuition & fees are $12,127 and $25,681 for non-Washington residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $337 for Washington residents and $767 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$337$767
Books & Supplies$900
Room & Board$13,938 (On-Campus) / $9,741 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,922 (On-Campus) / $2,922 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$29,887$43,441
Off-Campus Total$25,690$39,244
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Central Washington University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 73 major areas - 69 Master's (19 online programs), 4 Post-Master'(2 online programs). 322 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources and Conservation
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,174 students enrolled in Central Washington University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 656 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 265 male and 391 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 225 full-time and 431 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 366 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 194 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students265
Women Students391
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students225
Part-time Students431
By race/ethnicity 258 White, 15 Black, and 16 Asian students are attending at Central Washington University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races20
18 students are younger than 22 and 114 students are older than 65. The school has 355 students aged between 22 and 30 and 169 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under18
40 & Over114
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Central Washington University, 366 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 194 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment656
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses366
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses194
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses96
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses366
Washington Resident338
Other State In U.S.23
Outside of U.S.5

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