Graduate Programs Overview

Central Washington University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Ellensburg, Washington. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,791 for Washington residents and $24,976 for other students in average.

It offers forty-eight graduate programs: 43 Master's, 5 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameCentral Washington University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA
Graduate School Students923 students
458 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,791
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 48 Graduate Programs
43 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 5 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $11,791 and $24,976 for non-Washington residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $319 for Washington residents and $748 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$319$748
Books & Supplies$900
Room & Board$13,787 (On-Campus) / $9,276 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,922 (On-Campus) / $2,922 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$29,400$42,585
Off-Campus Total$24,889$38,074
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Central Washington University offers Masters, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 48 major areas - 66 Master's (17 online programs), 8 Post-Master'. 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.
Visual And Performing Arts
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Physical Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Work and Family Studies
Social Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Computer And Information Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies

Graduate Student Population

Total 12,342 students enrolled in Central Washington University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 923 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 346 male and 577 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 528 full-time and 395 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 458 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 257 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students346
Women Students577
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students528
Part-time Students395
By race/ethnicity 553 White, 23 Black, and 33 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 races46
13 students are younger than 22 and 199 students are older than 65. The school has 467 students aged between 22 and 30 and 244 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under13
40 & Over199
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, 458 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 257 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment923
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses458
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses257
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses208
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses458
Washington Resident434
Other State In U.S.16
Outside of U.S.7

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