Ellensburg, Washington (WA) Colleges and Universities

There are eight schools located within a 50-mile radius of Ellensburg, Washington. Without looking at specialty schools, we'll go over four areas of school statistics to help you understand your options nearby.

Learn about the student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices of the schools surrounding Ellensburg, Washington. You'll be shown statistics that have been calculated and reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Ellensburg, Washington

There's only one college located directly in Ellensburg, but those looking for something different can find a few more options outside of town. The nearest non-specialty colleges go in the following order:

  • Central Washington University (0 miles)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (28.3 miles)
  • Perry Technical Institute (30.9 miles)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (31.2 miles)
  • Heritage University (44.7 miles)

Largest Schools near Ellensburg, Washington

Within the five non-sepcialty schools near town, there are 2 private colleges and 3 public schools, the ladder of which boast a larger student population. The locational options of these institutions include small urban landscapes as well as a distant town and rural setting. The biggest schools are as follows:

  • Central Washington University (11,993 students)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (3,960 students)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (3,218 students)
  • Heritage University (1,219 students)
  • Perry Technical Institute (825 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price signifies the cost you can expect to need for college after financial aid has been received. It's calculated by taking the average amount of financial aid given and subtracting it from the costs of attendance. Here we'll break down figures that only apply to undergraduate students attending school on a full-time basis during 2014-2015. The lowest net prices around Ellensburg are:

  • Wenatchee Valley College ($7,180)
  • Yakima Valley Community College ($7,512)
  • Heritage University ($10,828)
  • Central Washington University ($15,189)
  • Perry Technical Institute ($17,904)

Highest Graduation Rate

The graduation rates within this section are applicable solely to full-time undergraduate students. Here we'll look at numbers calculated based on 150% of the usual time needed to complete a program in 2015, with the highest graduation rates in the area belonging to:

  • Perry Technical Institute (78%)
  • Central Washington University (52%)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (30%)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (22%)
  • Heritage University (18%)

The Ellensburg are offers a limited landscape of college options, though there is a fairly large public university in town as well as a few smaller and more specialized alternatives not too far.


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