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Whitworth University Overview

Whitworth University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Spokane, Washington. Spokane is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Whitworth University Known For?

625 Undergraduate Awards
$35,509 Avg Cost After Aid
89% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Whitworth is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Whitworth.
  • In 2017-2018, 97% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Whitworth bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,100 a year. That's about 3% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Whitworth student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Whitworth University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Whitworth.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#15 Best Special Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Student Counseling Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#90 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Whitworth has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#18 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#43 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#73 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#74 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#83 Highest Paid Education Graduates College Factual
#87 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Whitworth University?

Location of Whitworth University

Contact details for Whitworth are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509-777-1000
Website: www.whitworth.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whitworthuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitworth

How Do I Get Into Whitworth?

You can apply to Whitworth online at: https://www.whitworth.edu/cms/administration/admissions/prospective-freshmen/apply/

Admission Requirements for Whitworth

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Whitworth?

89% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
71% Submit SAT Scores
Whitworth has the high acceptance rate of 89%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Average Test Scores

About 71% of students accepted to Whitworth submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Whitworth University  ( 550 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Whitworth University  ( 540 to 650 )
200
800
Whitworth received ACT scores from 36% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 23 and 29. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Whitworth University  ( 22 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Whitworth University  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Whitworth University  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Whitworth University?

$35,509 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
2.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Whitworth is $35,509. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Whitworth, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $8,315 a year. That adds up to $33,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Whitworth is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Whitworth University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,360 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,417 undergraduate students at Whitworth, with 2,360 being full-time and 57 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Whitworth

There are also 397 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,360 full-time undergraduates at Whitworth, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Whitworth

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Whitworth University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Whitworth Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 112
Black or African American 53
Hispanic or Latino 280
White 1,522
International Students 106
Other Races/Ethnicities 287

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Whitworth University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at Whitworth. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, South Korea, and Mongolia.

Online Learning at Whitworth University

49 Took All Classes Online
87 Took At Least One Class Online
15.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 87 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Whitworth has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 34th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Whitworth

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Whitworth University was 15.7%. This is the #1,044 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Whitworth regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Whitworth majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 6%
Special Education 4%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Whitworth University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 51 0 54 105
Business Administration & Management 27 0 33 60
Biological & Physical Science 57 0 0 57
General Psychology 45 0 0 45
General Biology 38 0 0 38
Special Education 5 4 19 28
General English Literature 27 0 0 27
Mathematics 26 0 0 26
Sociology 25 0 0 25
Economics 23 0 0 23
General Education 1 0 21 22
Computer Science 21 0 0 21
Chemistry 21 0 0 21
Accounting 20 0 0 20
Marketing 20 0 0 20
Nursing 20 0 0 20
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 18 18
Physics 18 0 0 18
Romance Languages 16 0 0 16
Communication & Media Studies 15 0 0 15
History 15 0 0 15
Political Science & Government 14 0 0 14
Student Counseling 0 0 13 13
Public Health 13 0 0 13
Health & Physical Education 12 0 0 12
Religious Studies 12 0 0 12
Applied Mathematics 11 0 0 11
International Relations & National Security 11 0 0 11
Educational Administration 0 4 6 10
Music 10 0 0 10
Allied Health Professions 9 0 0 9
Design & Applied Arts 9 0 0 9
Fine & Studio Arts 8 0 0 8
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 7 7
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 7
Communication & Journalism (Other) 6 0 0 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 2 0 0 2
Journalism 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 0 0 2
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 0 0 2
Philosophy 2 0 0 2
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 2 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 0 1 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 625 9 171 805

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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