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Is CWU a Good School for the Money?

Above Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$141,077 Avg Total Cost

Central Washington University Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if CWU is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 15% National Quality
Fair Price

Central Washington University is ranked #1,060 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Compared to other schools of similar quality, Central Washington University is priced appropriately for the kind of quality provided and is thus a fair value according to College Factual's Best for the Money Ranking.

National Value Ranking  1060 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  52.70 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

SchoolTotal PriceValue Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $141,077 in Total

On average, a bachelor's degree from CWU will cost you about $141,077. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $31,774 and a typical 4.44 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$31,774
Average Years to Graduate4.44
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$141,077

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about CWU cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$80,542 In-State With Aid
$164,968 Avg Cost No Aid
4.44 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CWU.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$164,968#0F
All Students$141,077#1,060C
Only Students Receiving Aid$129,834#691B
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$115,675#F
All Students$91,784#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$80,542#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Washington.

About 88% of CWU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CWU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average CWU cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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