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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