Heritage University is a private not-for-profit, four-year, nonsectarian institution of higher education, located in the city of Toppenish, Washington. Heritage University traces its roots to the Fort Wright College of Spokane. In 1981, Fort Wright was sold, and its campus merged with outreach programs in Omak and Toppenish. This new educational institution was named Heritage College, and in 1982, Heritage began offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. As further consolidations gave rise to Heritage’s success, articulation agreements were reached with neighboring community colleges in order for students to earn four-year degrees. In 2004, the college transitioned into Heritage University. The core purpose of Heritage University’s mission intends “to provide quality, accessible higher education to multicultural populations which have been educationally isolated. Within its liberal arts curriculum, Heritage offers strong professional and career-oriented programs designed to enrich the quality of life for students and their communities.”
Students can pursue awards, certificates, diplomas, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and post-graduate certificates at Heritage University. Fully online degrees offer asynchronous coursework, with materials available 24/7.
Accreditation & Licensing
Heritage University is accredited by:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)