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Anthropology at Central Washington University

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Anthropology at Central Washington University

The Anthropology major is part of the social sciences program at Central Washington University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. Also, learn how CWU ranks among other schools offering degrees in anthropology.

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Anthropology Degrees Available at CWU

  • Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) in Anthropology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology

CWU Anthropology Rankings

The bachelor's program at CWU was ranked #222 on College Factual's Best Schools for anthropology list. It is also ranked #6 in Washington.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Colleges for Anthropology 160
Best Colleges for Anthropology 222

Popularity of Anthropology at CWU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Central Washington University handed out 24 bachelor's degrees in anthropology. Due to this, the school was ranked #96 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 14% over the previous year when 28 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do Anthropology Graduates from CWU Make?

Salary of Anthropology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of anthropology students who receive their bachelor's degree at CWU is $22,400. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $23,750 for all anthropology students.


How Much Student Debt Do Anthropology Graduates from CWU Have?

Student Debt of Anthropology Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at CWU, anthropology students borrow a median amount of $23,950 in student loans. This is higher than the the typical median of $22,752 for all anthropology majors across the country.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the anthropology program at CWU is $249 per month.

Anthropology Student Diversity at CWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the anthropology majors at Central Washington University.

CWU Anthropology Bachelor’s Program

The anthropology program at CWU awarded 24 bachelor's degrees in 2017-2018. About 29% of these degrees went to men with the other 71% going to women.

CWU Gender Breakdown of Anthropology Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 71% of 2018 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor's in anthropology.

Ethnic Diversity of Anthropology Majors at Central Washington University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 17
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 5

Areas of Concentration for Anthropology

Anthropology students may decide to concentrate in one of the following focus areas. Individual focus areas may not be available for all degree levels.

Concentration Annual Graduates
Anthropology 46

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Social Sciences 107
Sociology 46
Geography & Cartography 28
Political Science & Government 22
Economics 14

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