Independent Colleges of Washington

ICW is a nonprofit membership organization of 10 liberal arts based colleges and universities in Washington. Together, ICW's 10 independent colleges partner with Washington to prepare the future we want. We:
-Enroll 40,000 students, representing broad diversity
-Graduate 9,400 students each year (20% of Washington's bachelor's and advanced degrees)
-Rank consistently in the top five graduation rates in the nation, with over 80% of graduates finishing on-time in four years
-Prepare students who can think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems
-Generate $2.5 billion for the economy
-Employ over 7,700 people as one of the top 20 private sector employers in the state
-Engage with over 200,000 alumni residing in Washington

We are strong partners with Washington businesses, communities, foundations, governments, higher education, and workforce.

Our colleges:

Gonzaga University
Founded: 1887, Spokane, WA
Thayne M. McCulloh
Enrollment: 7,423

Heritage University
Founded: 1982, Toppenish, WA
John Bassett
Enrollment: 1,250

Pacific Lutheran University
Founded: 1890, Tacoma, WA
Thomas W. Krise
Enrollment: 3,300

Saint Martin’s University
Founded: 1895, Lacey, WA
Roy F. Heynderickx
Enrollment: 1,760

Seattle Pacific University
Founded: 1891, Seattle, WA
Daniel J. Martin
Enrollment: 4,217

Seattle University
Founded: 1891, Seattle, WA
Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
Enrollment: 7,273

University of Puget Sound
Founded: 1888, Tacoma, WA
Ronald R. Thomas
Enrollment: 2,600

Walla Walla University
Founded: 1892, College Place, WA
John McVay
Enrollment: 1,887

Whitman College
Founded 1882, Walla Walla, WA
Kathleen M. Murray
Enrollment: 1,498

Whitworth University
Founded: 1890, Spokane, WA
Beck A. Taylor
Enrollment: 2,982

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