We’re located in the gorgeous Kittitas Valley in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Ellensburg is just 90 minutes from Seattle, and a bike ride away from some of Washington’s most breathtaking natural features: the Yakima River Canyon, the Columbia River, Mount Stuart, and so much more. Our historic town center features eclectic shops, galleries, and restaurants, along with elegant buildings from Ellensburg’s past.
With more than 135 degree programs, the university’s graduates bring innovation and energy to the local workforce. World-class music and theatre performances in the beautiful McIntyre and McConnell Halls inspire and delight audiences from all over the world. Catch a lecture by a visiting speaker. Cheer on Wildcat Rugby! Explore the stars at the CWU observatory. Stroll through the Japanese Gardens. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it here!
The average daily commute for employees is 16.5 minutes, and Ellensburg offers a fare-free transit system for all.