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Western New England University

Western New England University

Western New England University, a comprehensive private institution with a tradition of excellence in teaching and scholarship and a commitment to service, awards undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in various departments from among their Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, and School of Law. One of only a few U.S. comprehensive institutions enrolling under 5,000 students recognized with national and international accreditations at the highest levels in law, business, engineering, and social work, they serve students predominantly from the northeastern U.S., but enroll students from across the country and around the world. The vast majority of undergraduate students reside on campus. Their 215-acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, is remarkable for its beauty, security, and meticulous upkeep.

Western New Mexico University

Western New Mexico University

At a glance, WNMU looks like a traditional small-town college. Friendly professors and a relaxing atmosphere paired with a vibrant downtown community for the more than 3,300 enrolled students. A closer look showcases the university’s innovative programs and unique student-life experience. The University has a distinctly historic focus as a teacher’s college since it’s inception 119 years ago by the state legislature. It’s flagship program, the School of Education has successfully placed teachers in classrooms across the country. Students at WNMU are equipped for the jobs of tomorrow with specialized training for careers such as graphic design, green technologies and digital media. Students looking to focus on more than one area of study may earn degrees in interdisciplinary studies allowing for two disciplines to be mastered. The University setting in a historic southwestern community gives students the opportunity to learn about a diverse population and culture.

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University offers exemplary undergraduate and graduate programs in a supportive and rigorous learning environment. Oregon’s oldest public university, WOU works to ensure the success of students and the advancement of knowledge as a service to Oregon and the region. The University works in partnership with PK-12 schools, community colleges and other institutions of higher education, government, and local and global communities.

Western Washington University

Western Washington University serves the people of the State of Washington, the nation, and the world by bringing together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.

Western will build a stronger Washington by being an international leader in active learning, critical thinking, and societal problem solving.

Westminster College

Westminster College

Westminster College has played a pivotal role in the educational heritage of the intermountain area. Founded in 1875 as the Salt Lake Collegiate Institute, a preparatory school, Westminster first offered college classes in 1897 as Sheldon Jackson College. Named in honor of its primary benefactor, Sheldon Jackson, the college operated for many years on the Collegiate Institute campus in downtown Salt Lake City. Moving to its present location in 1911, Westminster became the first accredited two-year junior college in the intermountain area. In 1935 Westminster modified its curriculum to qualify as a four-year junior college and in 1949 became a four-year liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences. Today Westminster exists as a fully independent, privately funded, nondenominational, comprehensive liberal arts institution of higher learning with selected graduate programs, meeting the West's educational needs as it has since 1875.

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Wharton County Junior College

Wharton County Junior College is a public, two-year, comprehensive community college offering a wide range of post-secondary educational programs and services including associate degrees, certificates, continuing-education courses, cultural affairs, and leisure-time activities for the benefit of the community and a population of students that varies in age, background, and ability.

The college affords opportunities for individual growth and expression and promotes the development of the total person through scholarly and creative activity and the application of knowledge for the good of society. Its curricular and co-curricular activities lay a foundation for lifelong learning and involved citizenship and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, innovation, experimentation, and excellence in human endeavor. It prepares students for entry-level positions, for advancement in various occupations and professions, for a broad understanding of the liberal arts and sciences, and for transfer to baccalaureate granting institutions.

Wheaton College

Wheaton College

Ideally located in Norton, Massachusetts, their residential campus is one of the most beautiful in New England which offers a very relaxed feel. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, students know their professors as teachers, advisers, and often as friends. Wheaton offers a personalized academic experience leading to a bachelor of arts degree in more than 40 majors and 50 minors. All students take connected courses which encourage interdisciplinary work. Wheaton's reputation is directly connected to our pioneering history and dedicated leadership.

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Willamette University

Willamette University provides rigorous education in the liberal arts and selected professional fields. Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in a vibrant campus community. A Willamette education prepares graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.

Wilmington University

Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, non-sectarian university that offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of instructional areas. The University began with a charter class of 194 students in 1968 and has grown to serve a student body of approximately 12,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The program of day, evening, and weekend classes serves traditional high school graduates as well as non-traditional adult students in need of flexible scheduling. Classes are primarily offered in 15-week, 7-week, and weekend modular formats. In addition to these face-to-face learning options, Wilmington University offers a wide array of online learning options, including fully-online degree programs and hybrid courses and programs (combining face-to-face and online learning).

Winona State University

Winona State University

Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester. The mission of Winona State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities they serve. They offer undergraduate programs based on the traditions and values of the arts and sciences and an array of graduate and professional programs that are especially responsive to the needs of the Upper Midwest. They prepare their graduates to serve generously, lead responsibly and respond imaginatively and creatively to the challenges of their work, their lives and their communities.

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