Washington Adventist University founded in 1904 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as Washington Training College. In 1907, again it was renamed Washington Foreign Mission Seminary, in 1914, Washington Missionary College, in 1961, Columbia Union College, and in 2009 pursued its current name. They follow a following mission statement, “The cosmopolitan institution challenges students to seize the opportunities for learning in the nation's capital in order to become moral leaders in communities throughout the world”. University offers Degree, Post graduation as well as certification courses. It has a diversity among their students university reports different students from 40 states and 47 countries. Washington Adventist University co-sponsors Adventist Colleges Abroad, a program in which qualified students study overseas while completing requirements for graduation at Washington Adventist University. This language and cultural immersion is available in eight locations: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain, WAU undergraduate students may also study business courses in England through an exclusive partnership program with Newbold College just outside London, England. Ted Wilson, Nicolas Sarawak , David Tate, Rachel Roy, Charles McMillan, Leonard L Bailey these are the few notable alumni of the university who achieved remarkable success in their career.