Central Washington University
Established in 1977, Central Washington University (CWU) is a dynamic, creative, and inclusive environment that promotes engaged learning and scholarship. It is distinguished regionally for the rigor of its curriculum and scholarship, for the excellence of its pedagogy, for the vibrancy of its co-curricular and residential experiences, for its commitment to providing access to higher education, and for its efforts to advance the social and economic health of the region
Today CWU is a comprehensive university that provides high quality programs to more than 13,000 people at eight locations. CWU is co-located with community colleges in Edmonds, Everett, Des Moines, Steilacoom/Puyallup, Kent, Yakima, Moses Lake, and Wenatchee, where students can complete baccalaureate degrees without leaving their communities
The mission of Central Washington University is to prepare students for enlightened, responsible, and productive lives, to produce research, scholarship, and creative expression in the public interest, and to serve as a resource to the region and the state through effective stewardship of university resources. It is typified by an entrepreneurial spirit that establishes it as a national leader in higher education. It has a strong commitment to engaged learning and scholarship, internationalism, sustainability, inclusiveness, and life-long learning.
Central Washington University exists to advance society through the essential activities of teaching, discovery, and service. As a public comprehensive university, CWU strives to create an engaging learning environment and therefore places its highest priority on teaching, learning, and student success. The faculty is comprised of scholar-teachers working in the interests of their students, their disciplines, and the region.
Central's commitment to hands-on learning and discovery and individual attention takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Each year CWU graduates thousands of well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce: construction management, accounting, engineering technology, teacher education, wine business, para medicine, aviation, and more. CWU prepares students to succeed in a global economy through strong partnerships with 30 colleges and universities around the world.
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