Independent Colleges of Washington

Seattle WA 98101
United States

Independent Colleges of Washington provide educational opportunity, choice, and success for students.  We accomplish this mission by securing resources for students, advocating for public policy that supports students, and telling the compelling story of academically rigorous independent higher education.

The mission is accomplished by:

*  Securing financial resources for students

*  Advocating for public policy that supports students

*  Building strategic collaborations

Telling the compelling story of high-quality academically rigorous independent higher education. Washington’s private, non-profit colleges help fuel a strong economy for our  state.

Put high-quality, academically rigorous education and economic opportunity within the reach of students from all walks of life.

Confer 1 in 5 baccalaureate and advanced degrees awarded in the state, while our students receive 2% of the state’s higher education budget through student aid.

Create 7,000 jobs and contribute $2.5 billion to state and local economies.

Our students emerge as critical thinkers, ethical leaders, and informed citizens.

Our Member Insitutions:

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY
President - Thayne McCulloh
Founded: 1887
Enrollment: 6,600
502 E. Boone
Spokane, Washington 99258-0087
(509) 328-4220

HERITAGE UNIVERSITY
President - John Bassett
Founded: 1981
Enrollment: 1,300
3240 Fort Road
Toppenish, Washington 98948
(509) 865-8500

PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
President - Loren J. Anderson
Founded: 1890
Enrollment: 3,600
South 121st & Park Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98447
(253) 531-6900

SAINT MARTIN'S UNIVERSITY
President - Roy F. Heynderickx
Founded: 1895
Enrollment: 1,600
5300 Pacific Avenue S.E.
Lacey, Washington 98503
(360) 491-4700

SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
President - Philip W. Eaton
Founded: 1891
Enrollment: 3,800
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, Washington 98119
(206) 281-2000
http://www.spu.edu

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
President - Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
Founded: 1891
Enrollment: 7,200
900 Broadway
Seattle, Washington 98122-4340
(206) 296-6000

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
President - Ronald R. Thomas
Founded: 1888
Enrollment: 2,800
1500 North Warner
Tacoma, Washington 98416-0082
(253) 879-3100

WALLA WALLA UNIVERSITY
President - John McVay
Founded: 1892
Enrollment: 1,900
204 South College Avenue
College Place, Washington 99324-1198
(509) 527-2615

WHITMAN COLLEGE
President - George Bridges
Founded: 1883
Enrollment: 1,450
345 Boyer Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
(509) 527-5111

WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY
President - Beck Taylor
Founded: 1890
Enrollment: 2,500
300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, Washington 99251
(509)777-1000

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