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Whitworth College

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Whitworth College is an institution of higher learning located in Spokane, Washington that offers bachelor's and master's degrees in a variety of academic disciplines. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Founded in 1883 in Sumner, Washington by George Whitworth as the Sumner Academy, it became Whitworth College in 1890. In 1899, Whitworth moved from Sumner to Tacoma, and in 1914, it moved from Tacoma to Spokane.

Recognized as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth enrolls 2,000 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The current president is William P. Robinson. Whitworth enjoys record levels of student enrollment and retention, the strongest financial position in the college's history, and increased external visibility.

Whitworth currently has an enrollment of 2,400 and a Student-faculty ratio of 14/1. 83% of classes have fewer than 30 students and the Freshman-sophomore retention is 87%.

Programs offered currently include Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communications Studies, Economics & Business, Education, English, Kinesiology & Athletics, Mathematics & Computer Science, Modern Languages, Music, Physics, Politics and History, Pre-Professional Health Studies, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Sociology, and Theatre.

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Notable alumni

  • David Myers, social psychologist and author
  • Frank Hernandez, award winning opera singer
  • Charles Boppell, President and CEO of Worldwide Restaurant Concepts, Inc.
  • Jen Pifer, producer of CNN's Weekend Primetime news program.
  • Gary Stebbins, president of Software Tools & Toys, Inc.

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