Central Washington University is about an hour-and-a-half east of Seattle and is known for its friendly, welcoming environment. Based in Ellensburg, Washington, CWU offers 135 degree programs, including some that have earned regional and national acclaim. CWU consistently ranks as the best higher education value in the state and offers the best return on investment for graduates. In short, CWU offers a welcoming, affordable college experience for people from all walks of life. We are always looking for more aspiring young professionals to join the Wildcat family!