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10-5-11 WWU Placed in Top Tier, U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges"
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Also listed with top social work program

COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. – Walla Walla University (WWU) is pleased to announce that it once again placed in the top tier of the U.S. News and World Report 2012 Best Colleges report.  WWU ranks 39th out of 118 schools in the “Regional Universities – West” category, moving up from 55th place in the 2011 rankings. The Best Colleges rankings are based on a variety of factors, including retention and graduation rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty and financial resources, and alumni giving rate, among others. 

In addition, WWU was listed as having a top social work program based on the following criteria: In an advanced social work curriculum, students take courses in social welfare policy, human behavior, and ethics, balanced with hands-on experience in clinical settings.

The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, in addition to the following:
Adventist Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Professional Educator Standards Board of the State of Washington
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
National Association of Schools of Music
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
Council on Social Work Education

Founded in 1892, Walla Walla University is a private university affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  With approximately 1,800 students of diverse backgrounds in attendance, WWU offers more than 100 areas of study in liberal arts, professional, and technical programs. 
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12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600 USA
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