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Central Washington University Student Price Index Reports
This project, led jointly by the Economics Association and the Department of Economics at CWU, develops a price index of the cost of college living in Ellensburg, Washington. Based on the campus-wide survey, each month the members of the Economic Association collect prices of items typically consumed by CWU students from various stores in Ellensburg to calculate the SPI index and inflation rates. This index’s strength lies in identifying the change in prices students in Ellensburg face. We will updating this webpage with monthly reports. To see a larger view, click on the report to enhance it.
2023-2024 CWU Contributors: Erin Ahearn, Sophia Apostolides, Jocelyn Cruz, Morgan Holman, Daizie Jones, Cameron Palmer, Amneet Pawar, Caden McNair (Report Writer), Dr. Yurim Lee (Faculty Advisor).