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 one hundred -one graduate programs: 71 Master's, 37 Doctorate, 3 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 305 students have been conferred Master's degree and 35 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameCentral Washington University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA
Graduate School Students656 students
366 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,791
Out-of-State$24,976
Student to Faculty20:1 (5.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 111 Graduate Programs
71 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 3 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 $327 for Washington residents and $767 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$9,822$23,007
Fees$1,969$1,969
Cost per Credit$327$767
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)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$10,398$10,641$11,116$11,537$11,791
Out-of-State$21,924$22,421$23,485$24,404$24,976

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Central Washington University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 237 major areas - 68 Master's (18 online programs), 2 Post-Master'(1 online programs). 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
Total30535-3
Men13913--
Women16622-3
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
Education
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
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Work and Family Studies
Social Sciences
Business
Natural Resources And Conservation
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
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
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business

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
Total656
Men Students265
Women Students391
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total656
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
Total656
American Indian /
Native American
5
Asian16
Black15
Hispanic66
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
5
White258
Two or more races20
Un-Known246
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
Total656
21 & Under18
22-24156
25-29199
30-3491
35-3978
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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