Warner University

Warner University

Warner Southern College, which was established by the Southeastern Association of the Church of God in 1968, was then situated in Anderson, Indiana. In 2008, the institute was renamed Warner University. The main campus of this coeducational Christian liberal arts university is located on 380 acres in Lake Wales, Florida. In addition, Warner University operates the following extension sites in Florida:

  • Hardee County Class Site
  • Lakeland Learning Center
  • Melbourne - Space Coast Learning Center
  • Orlando Learning Center
  • Titusville Class Site

Warner University offers the Associate of Arts, and the Bachelor of Arts degrees. Students can also opt for master's degree programs in business administration, education, and science. Several adult education programs are also available. The university has the following academic divisions:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Professional Studies

The student body of Warner University includes representatives from over 20 states and more than 15 countries across the world. The athletics department fields teams in basketball, baseball, softball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Royals and the Lady Royals, the teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and The Sun Conference.

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Contacting Warner University

Warner University
13895 Hwy 27
Lake Wales , FL 33859-8797
General Phone: (863) 638-1426

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Warner University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management229business management, business administration
Education and Teaching77curriculum and instruction, special ed, elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social science teaching
Liberal Arts51English, liberal arts and humanities, history
Religion and Philosophy13bible studies, religious music, theology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13sports and fitness management, exercise science
Media8communication studies, journalism
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Family and Social Work4social work

Number of programs and degrees for Warner University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree31520
Master's degree453
Associate's degree442
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Warner University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Warner University had a total enrollment of 1,181 students (1,159 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 24%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 13%
20-21 16%
22-24 18%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 10%
40-49 15%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%
New Jersey1%
West Virginia1%

Warner University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %

Warner University Room and Board (2007)

Warner University offers campus housing for 317 of its 1,159 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Lake Wales, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Warner University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal349555
SAT Math342567
ACT Composite1424

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT75%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT58%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Warner University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,790
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,790
Room and board $ 6,580
Room charge $ 3,220
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,360
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,792

Financial Aid:
Warner University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 884800)

Warner University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$53,0340*
Associate professoracademic year4$44,8923$48,320
Assistant professoracademic year5$45,5344$44,400
Instructoracademic year2*4$39,201
All faculty totalacademic year18$47,27911$43,579

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Warner University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Florida Sun Conference
Baseball Florida Sun Conference
Track Florida Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5470124

Warner University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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% students 40 years or older
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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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