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Study at Heritage University

Heritage 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:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education and Psychology
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.

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.

Course Topics

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.

Heritage Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as the school offers open admission.

Student Enrolment

Heritage, in 2007, had 1, 198 students (827 full-time equivalent). Heritage Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching253education, school Counselling, elementary school teaching, ESL instruction, multilingual education, educational administration, special ed, math teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine23licensed practical nurse, pre-nursing
Family and Social Work17social work
Liberal Arts11English, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, English language and literature, Spanish language
Business and Management11business management, accounting, business
Computer Science and Engineering7computer science
Science6science and society, biology
Therapy and Counselling3psychology
Conservation and Resource Management2conservation, forestry, environmental science, fisheries sciences
Fine Arts2fine arts studies
Contact: HeritageHeritage University

3240 Fort Rd

Toppenish, WA 98948

General Phone: (509) 865-8500


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