Project Opportunity: Access to Washington's Colleges'

“My Gonzaga education has made me more adaptable and flexible and I'm now much more confident in reaching my future goals.”

— Breanna Tarufelli
Gonzaga University


Member Colleges

Gonzaga University logo

7,770 students
Spokane, WA

Rooted in Jesuit philosophy, the academic heart of Gonzaga's liberal arts tradition lies in its core curriculum, which integrates philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, literature, natural and social sciences, and extensive writing in students' major disciplines.

Students may choose from over undergraduate fields of study, 25 master's programs, a PhD in leadership studies, and a juris doctorate from the school of law.


Heritage University logo

1,215 students
Toppenish, WA

With a strong liberal arts environment that stresses academic excellence, cross-cultural learning, and the development of the whole person, Heritage University offers professional and career-oriented programs to prepare students for life and work. Heritage helps students reach their potential by offering access to quality education for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.  

Pacific Lutheran University logo

3,550 students
Tacoma, WA

Pacific Lutheran University offers 3,550 students a unique blend of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs that prepare them for a lifetime of success — both in their careers and in service to others. PLU is committed to developing in all students an understanding of the intercultural and intellectual richness of the world.  

St. Martin's University logo

1,850 students
Lacey, WA

Saint Martin's University is known for its warm, welcoming spirit. The university's focus on knowledge and service is balanced by its emphasis on creativity and inclusion. Cross-cultural and international opportunities abound, preparing students for responsibility and leadership in the global community. Saint Martin's honors the hospitable Benedictine tradition of its founders, issuing one challenge to every student: Be the spirit.  

Seattle Pacific University logo

4,540 students
Seattle, WA

Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Founded in 1891, SPU offers a high-quality, comprehensive academic program and is committed to graduating people of both competence and character. Seattle Pacific provides a powerful educational experience that brings about lasting change in the lives of alumni and the communities they serve.  

Seattle University logo

7,760 students
Seattle, WA

Located within steps of Seattle's downtown core, Seattle University is the Northwest's largest independent university, with a student population of 7,760. One of 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S., Seattle University draws upon its Jesuit educational philosophy to develop critical thinkers and compassionate leaders. Seattle University is consistently listed among the top 10 best master's-granting universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report.  

2,920 students
Tacoma, WA

The only national independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, University of Puget Sound offers a rigorous academic experience, a highly competitive athletic program, and a strong commitment to teaching and civic engagement. A Puget Sound education prepares students to meet the highest tests of scholarship and citizenship.  

Walla Walla University logo

1,830 students
College Place, WA

Walla Walla University is dedicated to the academic, spiritual, social, and physical aspects of a total education. Believing that these dimensions are closely related, the University provides a broad range of activities and opportunities designed to add depth and maturity to a Christ-centered life.  

1,600 students
Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College, in Walla Walla, offers students a culture of achievement, balance, and community. A highly selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college, Whitman's rigorous academic program features a first-year seminar, a Core curriculum, and comprehensive exams required of all graduating seniors. Students are supported by the dedicated faculty and staff, and encouraged to develop themselves in all dimensions through the wide array of co-curricular opportunities.  

Whitworth University logo

2,890 students
Spokane, WA

Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission to “provide an education of mind and heart” through rigorous and open intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized as one of the top regional colleges in the West, Whitworth enrolls 2,890 students in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  
Funded in part by a grant from
the Ben B. Cheney Foundation
published by Independent Colleges of Washington