Whitworth University

Whitworth University

Whitworth University is a private, Christian college of liberal arts located in Spokane, Washington, United States. It was established in the year 1890. The campus spreads across an area of 200 acres. The institution provides bachelor and master degrees in a wide variety of academic disciplines. Whitworth University's student body has national and international students from over 25 states in the U.S. and 15 countries around the world. The university also offers students oportunities for studying abroad.

Whitworth University's athletics department fields more than 12 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the Northwest Conference of National Collegiate Athletic Association. They are nicknamed the Pirates and participate in sports such as swimming, basket ball, cross country, and tennis, among others.

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Whitworth University
300 W Hawthorne Rd
Spokane , WA 99251
General Phone: (509) 777-1000

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Whitworth University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts145American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, peace and conflict resolution, economics courses, international relations, political science, ...
Education and Teaching138educational administration, special ed, gifted and talended education, school counseling, student counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching
Business and Management128business management, business administration, accounting, international business, marketing
Science50biology, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Media36communication studies, journalism, communication and journalism
Religion and Philosophy30philosophy, religion, theology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22health and physical education, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling21psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine16registered nursing
Mathematics12mathematics, applied mathematics
Drama and Performing Arts11drama
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science
Art Studies8art studies, arts management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54940
Master's degree919

Whitworth University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Whitworth University had a total enrollment of 2,607 students (2,570 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 32%
22-24 15%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%
State unknown1%

Whitworth University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %

Whitworth University Room and Board (2007)

Whitworth University offers campus housing for 1,247 of its 2,570 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Whitworth University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal550660
SAT Math550650
SAT Writing540630
ACT Verbal2529
ACT Math2529
ACT Composite2529

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Whitworth University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,420
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,420
Room and board $ 7,700
Room charge $ 4,144
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,556
Books and supplies $ 937
Other expenses $ 2,547

Financial Aid:
Whitworth University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 380400)

Whitworth University Faculty

Whitworth University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year1*5$75,115
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$96,5707$69,938

*: 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 year32$78,96810$72,153
Associate professoracademic year20$61,30720$65,595
Assistant professoracademic year16$53,9939$55,659
Instructoracademic year4$48,6027$46,374
No academic rankacademic year4$57,3301*
All faculty totalacademic year76$66,32547$61,760

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

Whitworth University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northwest Conference
Basketball Northwest Conference
Baseball Northwest Conference
Track Northwest Conference

Whitworth University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Whitworth University Apart:

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% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Top 11%Whitworth University % of degrees in religion and philosophy
Student SAT scores
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Top 13%Whitworth University Student SAT scores
% of degrees in music
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Top 16%Whitworth University % of degrees in music
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 16%Whitworth University % of degrees in mathematics
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 17%Whitworth University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in science
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Top 18%Whitworth University % of degrees in science
% of degrees in art studies
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Top 18%Whitworth University % of degrees in art studies
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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Top 19%Whitworth University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 19%Whitworth University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
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