Study at Heritage UniversityHeritage University was established by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1907. It was then known as the Holy Names College. It later became the Fort Wright College, and in 1982, moved to its present 23-acre campus in Toppenish, Washington. The same year, the institute was renamed the Heritage College. The university currently offers classes in 5 regional sites located in Moses Lake, Seattle, Tri-Cities, Wenatchee, and Yakima. Heritage University offers a vast number of associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in the fields of arts, science, social work, education, and teaching. Several certificate programs are also available. The academic divisions of the university include:
The students of Heritage University are involved in various clubs and organizations including the Accounting Club, Music, Drama, and Fine Arts Club, Native American Club, and Social Work Student Association. Students also participate in sports including soccer, basketball, softball, flag football, and volleyball.
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education and Psychology
Profile of Heritage UniversityHeritage is in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Toppenish, WA. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Heritage earn degrees up to the Master's degree.
There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Heritage include education and teaching.
All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.
Heritage, in 2007, had 1, 198 students (827 full-time equivalent). Heritage Programs and Degrees
Contact: HeritageHeritage University
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Education and Teaching||253||education, school Counselling, elementary school teaching, ESL instruction, multilingual education, educational administration, special ed, math teaching, . . . |
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||23||licensed practical nurse, pre-nursing|
|Family and Social Work||17||social work|
|Liberal Arts||11||English, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, English language and literature, Spanish language|
|Business and Management||11||business management, accounting, business|
|Computer Science and Engineering||7||computer science|
|Science||6||science and society, biology|
|Therapy and Counselling||3||psychology|
|Conservation and Resource Management||2||conservation, forestry, environmental science, fisheries sciences|
|Fine Arts||2||fine arts studies|
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Toppenish, WA 98948
General Phone: (509) 865-8500
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