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Whitworth College is a private, residential, liberal arts college, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. This mission is carried out by a community of Christian scholars committed to excellent teaching and to the integration of faith and learning.
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,700 students and offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Under the strong leadership of President William P. Robinson, Whitworth enjoys record levels of student enrollment and retention, the strongest financial position in the university's history, and increased external visibility.
Whitworth University's 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $60 million in campus improvements have been made recently, including several new and renovated academic buildings, an expanded athletics complex, and two new apartment-style residence halls. A new center for the visual arts opened in fall 2008, and plans are under way for a major addition to the science facilities.
In all of these endeavors, the university seeks to advance its founder's mission of equipping students to "honor God, follow Christand serve humanity."