Central Washington University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Central Washington University ranks better than 64% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Central Washington University ranks better than 78% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for CWU Bachelor's Degrees

CWU ranks higher than 64% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 43% $16,291 $47,173 43%
Air Transportation 36% $23,567 $42,682 36%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 94% $18,435 $79,081 94%
Anthropology 27% $23,950 $23,649 27%
Apparel and Textiles 47% Not Reported $36,042 47%
Biology, General 62% $21,385 $30,687 62%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 60% $16,730 $45,256 60%
Chemistry 54% $20,000 $39,009 54%
Communication and Media Studies 49% $18,362 $33,459 49%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 28% $21,110 $48,432 28%
Computer Science 23% $18,333 $53,775 23%
Construction Management 88% $21,281 $73,035 88%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 83% $17,642 $41,912 83%
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 46% $25,000 $22,834 46%
Economics 20% $18,750 $39,369 20%
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians 66% Not Reported $64,493 66%
English Language and Literature, General 12% $24,000 $22,710 12%
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 63% $20,048 $28,236 63%
Fine and Studio Arts 12% $24,568 $20,140 12%
Geography and Cartography 53% $26,000 $36,848 53%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 57% $20,604 $38,289 57%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 59% $26,000 $31,314 59%
History 27% $20,832 $26,739 27%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 44% $19,000 $29,141 44%
Human Services, General 55% $16,204 $33,192 55%
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 14% Not Reported $41,565 14%
Mathematics 80% Not Reported $55,512 80%
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians 44% $25,512 $57,318 44%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2% Not Reported $18,154 2%
Music 51% $26,998 $27,862 51%
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 19% $27,000 $26,933 19%
Nutrition Sciences 74% $20,500 $34,847 74%
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 84% $22,409 $36,560 84%
Physics 78% Not Reported $52,107 78%
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences 74% $21,500 $31,236 74%
Political Science and Government 54% $20,725 $36,077 54%
Psychology, General 62% $20,000 $31,439 62%
Public Health 34% $22,500 $32,284 34%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 83% $14,950 $43,087 83%
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians 85% $22,250 $68,499 85%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 50% $20,667 $31,314 50%
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 25% $20,832 $24,267 25%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 56% $18,000 $33,993 56%
Social Sciences, General 71% $19,860 $38,649 71%
Sociology 76% $23,592 $36,324 76%
Special Education and Teaching 97% $21,500 $47,260 97%
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations 26% Not Reported $32,925 26%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 98% $20,482 $45,410 98%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 89% $22,250 $43,351 89%

Salary Scores for CWU Master's Degrees

CWU ranks higher than 68% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 24% Not Reported $56,776 24%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 88% Not Reported $57,995 88%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 8% $25,000 $52,733 8%
Educational Administration and Supervision 80% $31,860 $67,660 80%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 97% $19,333 $54,153 97%
Music 99% Not Reported $64,493 99%

Central Washington University Reviews

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.