Central Washington University Rankings by Salary Score

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Central Washington University is ranked on 5 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Central Washington University

We calculated a salary score for each of Central Washington University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Central Washington University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for CWU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 43 94% 94% $16,290 $47,170 43
Air Transportation 36 94% 94% $23,570 $42,680 36
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 94 100% 100% $18,440 $79,080 94
Anthropology 27 85% 85% $23,950 $23,650 27
Apparel and Textiles 47 92% 92% Not Reported $36,040 47
Biology, General 62 95% 95% $21,390 $30,690 62
Business Administration, Management and Operations 60 96% 96% $16,730 $45,260 60
Chemistry 54 100% 100% $20,000 $39,010 54
Communication and Media Studies 49 94% 94% $18,360 $33,460 49
Computer and Information Sciences, General 28 93% 93% $21,110 $48,430 28
Computer Science 23 96% 96% $18,330 $53,780 23
Construction Management 88 97% 97% $21,280 $73,040 88
Criminal Justice and Corrections 83 95% 95% $17,640 $41,910 83
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 46 95% 95% $25,000 $22,830 46
Economics 20 91% 91% $18,750 $39,370 20
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 66 100% 100% Not Reported $64,490 66
English Language and Literature, General 12 88% 88% $24,000 $22,710 12
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 63 100% 100% $20,050 $28,240 63
Fine and Studio Arts 12 92% 92% $24,570 $20,140 12
Geography and Cartography 53 100% 100% $26,000 $36,850 53
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57 100% 100% $20,600 $38,290 57
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 59 97% 97% $26,000 $31,310 59
History 27 95% 95% $20,830 $26,740 27
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 44 100% 100% $19,000 $29,140 44
Human Services, General 55 98% 98% $16,200 $33,190 55
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 14 100% 100% Not Reported $41,570 14
Mathematics 80 83% 83% Not Reported $55,510 80
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 44 100% 100% $25,510 $57,320 44
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2 86% 86% Not Reported $18,150 2
Music 51 100% 100% $27,000 $27,860 51
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 19 94% 94% $27,000 $26,930 19
Nutrition Sciences 74 98% 98% $20,500 $34,850 74
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 84 97% 97% $22,410 $36,560 84
Physics 78 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 78
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 74 100% 100% $21,500 $31,240 74
Political Science and Government 54 92% 92% $20,730 $36,080 54
Psychology, General 62 95% 95% $20,000 $31,440 62
Public Health 34 100% 100% $22,500 $32,280 34
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 83 99% 99% $14,950 $43,090 83
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 85 100% 100% $22,250 $68,500 85
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 50 96% 96% $20,670 $31,310 50
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 25 94% 94% $20,830 $24,270 25
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56 96% 96% $18,000 $33,990 56
Social Sciences, General 71 91% 91% $19,860 $38,650 71
Sociology 76 94% 94% $23,590 $36,320 76
Special Education and Teaching 97 100% 100% $21,500 $47,260 97
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 26 100% 100% Not Reported $32,930 26
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 98 96% 96% $20,480 $45,410 98
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 89 98% 98% $22,250 $43,350 89

Salary Scores for CWU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 24 95% 95% Not Reported $56,780 24
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 88 100% 100% Not Reported $58,000 88
Computer and Information Sciences, General 8 98% 98% $25,000 $52,730 8
Educational Administration and Supervision 80 98% 98% $31,860 $67,660 80
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 97 100% 100% $19,330 $54,150 97
Music 100 100% 100% Not Reported $64,490 100

Most Recent Reviews

Haley Brown 8/27/2019

This college was very affordable and the teachers were very passionate about what they were teaching. The class sizes are also pretty small compared to other colleges, so you get more one on one time with your professors. It is in a small town so you can walk or ride a bike pretty much anywhere. The weather is a bit extreme, but other than that, it is a very good school to go to.

Kaytlin Jones 2/28/2019

I really enjoyed my time earning a bachelor's degree in psychology at Central Washington University. I went to Central Washington University for two years, after earning my Associate's of Arts Degree at Centralia College. Central Washington University is a great university to obtain a bachelor's degree of any kind with lower tuition rates than most state universities.