Whitworth University is a private institution that was founded in 1890. Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission to provide "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 3,000 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Whitworth Universitys 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $110 million in campus improvements have been made in recent years, including an expanded dining hall, a rec center, a science hall, a center for the visual arts, three residence halls and an intramural sports field. For nearly 100 years, Whitworth has offered evening bachelors degree programs designed for working professionals and guided by the universitys mission "to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart." Whitworths curriculum, taught by a community of Christian scholars who are dedicated to student success, offers you the preparation, skills and knowledge to achieve your personal and professional goals. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,346, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Whitworth Universitys ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities West, 11. The student-faculty ratio at Whitworth University is 11:1, and the school has 59.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Whitworth University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Psychology. Current Research under science filed are as follows Green-Chemistry (Breno) developing environmentally benign chemical catalysts, Pollutant Sensors (Budner) developing electrochemical sensors for chemicals of environmental interest, Bioredmediation (Caccavo) developing bacterial strains to trap heavy-metals and halogenated hydrocarbons from entering groundwater.