Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

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School of Education

The Whitworth School of Education is widely recognized for preparing teachers, administrators and counselors whose exemplary professional skills are matched only by their commitment to those they serve. Whitworth's liberal-arts curriculum and dedicated faculty members give students the broad knowledge base, analytical and communication skills and multicultural literacy to succeed in today's rapidly changing schools and agencies. The undergraduate teacher-education program has one of the highest placement rates in the state, and graduates of the master's-degree programs in education, teaching, and counseling also are in high demand.

Academic programs in Education
Administrative & Nonprofit Leadership, MA
Applied Behavior Analysis, MA
Education Studies, BA
Educational Administration, MEd
Elementary Education, BA
English Language Learner, Minor
Gifted Education & Equitable Instruction, MAT
Marriage & Family Therapy, MA
Master in Teaching (MIT)
Montessori, MEd
Reading Instruction, Minor
School Counseling, MEd
Secondary Education, BA
Social Emotional Learning, MEd
Special Education, BA, MAT, Minor
Teaching & Learning, MEd
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Minor



Ranked #3 among the "Best Regional Universities" in the West | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked #1 among "Best Value Schools" in the West | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked #1 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” in the West | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked one of 126 "Best in the West" colleges and universities | The Princeton Review, 2023


Ranked among the top 10 Military Friendly® Schools | Viqtory Media, 2022-2023


Ranked the #1 "Best Christian College in Washington" | Niche, 2023


Ranked the #2 "Best Liberal Arts College in Washington" | Niche, 2023


Ranked #2 among the "Best Washington Colleges for Education Majors" | Niche, 2023


Ranked #2 among "Best Small Colleges in Washington" | Niche, 2022


Ranked #2 among "Best College Campuses in Washington" | Niche, 2022


Spokane and the Region

Whitworth is located in Spokane, the second-largest city in Washington state and the hub of the Inland Northwest. The Northwest is one of the most naturally beautiful, geographically diverse, economically vibrant, and physically active regions in the country.

• Metro-population: 745,213
• Ideal four-season climate
• Outdoor recreation opportunities galore
• Skiing and snowboarding at five major ski resorts within an hour-and-a-half drive of campus
• 76 lakes and rivers
• Miles and miles of trails for hiking and biking
• Dozens of public parks
• Thriving community life that includes Spokane's acclaimed symphony, Broadway theatre performances, and concerts by local and national musicians
• Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament in the world
• Bloomsday, the city's famous 12K run


• 2,220 undergraduate enrollment
• 372 graduate enrollment
• 11:1 student-faculty ratio
• 60+ countries where students can study abroad
• 78.2% first-to-second year retention rate
• 83% percentage of graduates who finish in four years
• Geographic representation: 33 states, 43 countries
• Domestic students from Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities: 32%
• International enrollment: 5.5%
• Campus size: 200 acres

2022-2023 Costs
Tuition and fees (matriculating day students): $48,990
Room and meals: $13,100

Financial Aid
Average scholarships and grants for 2021-2022 first-year students: $45,568
Percentage of incoming students receiving financial aid: 100%
Total financial aid awarded to all students: $76.6 million

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Upon visiting campus, I was surprised by how welcoming people were. The longer I stayed, the more I realized that the campus is full of amazing people who are willing to ask questions and challenge themselves to positively impact the world around them.”

    • Taylor Pannell
      Art and English