Heritage University

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School Overview

Heritage University was founded in 1907 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. At the time of its founding it was known as Holy Names College and was located in Spokane, Washington. The school then changed its name to Fort Wright College. In 1982, the college moved to Toppenish (on the Yakama Indian Reservation) and was renamed Heritage College. It operated in Toppenish and Omak but kept the Spokane campus for an additional five years before closing the Spokane campus. Today it is known as Heritage University.

Heritage University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in several disciplines which include: education, social work, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, business administration, and English. Beginning in 1993, Heritage College started a program enabling students with associate degrees from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake to apply their credits toward a Heritage bachelor’s degree.

General Information

Admission Office

3240 Fort Road

Toppenish, WA 98948-9599

(509) 865-8508

(888) 272-6190

Fax: (509) 865-8659



Contact: MIguel Puente

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3240 Fort Road

Toppenish, WA 98948

(509) 865-8500

www.heritage.edu
Size

Degree-seeking undergrads: 745

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

Open admission

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $9,055 $9,775 $11,220 $13,510 +20.41%
Books and Supplies $900 $924 $972 $972 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $9,955 $10,699 $12,192 $14,482 +18.78%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
In-state Tuition $7,920
In-state Student Fees $70
Out-of-state Tuition $7,920
Out-of-state Student Fees $70

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 59 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 58 98% $646,522 $11,147
• Federal grants 53 90% $231,900 $4,375
• Pell grants 50 85% $195,925 $3,919
• Other federal grants 20 34% $35,975 $1,799
Local and state government scholarships or grants 50 85% $275,275 $5,506
Institutional grants or scholarships 49 83% $139,347 $2,844
Student loan financial aid 26 44% $142,271 $5,472
• Federal student loans 26 44% $142,271 $5,472
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 105 116 10 22
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8
Biology/biological Sciences, General 7
Environmental Biology 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 13
Accounting 1
Business Administration and Management, General 12
Business/commerce, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Computer Science 2
Education 61 115
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 9 3
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 15
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General 36
Education, Other 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 44
English/language Arts Teacher Education 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General 3 4
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 4
Teaching English As A Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor 41 5
English Language and Literature/letters 1 1
English Language and Literature, General 1 1
English Language and Literature/letters, Other
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 8 22
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 8 22
Pre-nursing Studies
Human Services, General 7
Social Work 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 8
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Science, Technology and Society 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Environmental Science
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/conservation, General 1
Psychology 4
Psychology, General 4
Social Sciences 1
Social Sciences, General 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology C
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Human Resources Management B
Marketing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Data Entry Applications C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Education

Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Computer Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A,B,C
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health System Administration B
Nursing – Practical A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science A,B
Natural Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Fishing/Fisheries A,C
Forestry – General A,C
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A,B,C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B

Psychology

Psychology – General A,B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Heritage University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(509) 865-8500
Website:www.heritage.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://myheritage.heritage.edu/ics/_portletview_/Apply_Now.jnz
Address:3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948
Setting:41
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,124
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):15%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:7 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,060 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$19,122
Out-of-state Tuition:$19,122
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$19,126

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Heritage University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Heritage University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences222
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services223
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services111
Education21212
English Language and Literature/Letters222
Health Professions and Related Programs3311
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities32
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies122
Natural Resources and Conservation112
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts11
Grand total12183217

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Heritage University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education2
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Grand total113

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Heritage University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$19,122
Out-of-state$19,122
Books and supplies$825

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,305
Out-of-state$9,305

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid103100%
Grant or scholarship aid103100%$19,126
Student loan aid4443%$5,016

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid80396%$15,571
Federal student loans57669%$7,457

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Heritage University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Heritage University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Heritage University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,124
Undergraduate enrollment808
Graduate enrollment316

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Heritage University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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