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Colleges and Universities | Spokane, Washington
Colleges, Universities, Schools

Colleges, Universities
Technical Schools

Carrington College

Spokane Campus
10102 E. Knox Ave., Suite 200
Spokane, WA    99206
(509)  378-3628

Community Colleges of Spokane
501 N. Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, WA    99202-1647 
(509) 434-5107
Liberal arts transfer, career and technical education, worker retraining, business and industry training, adult literacy, business and community continuing education, rural education, senior programs, women's programs. 

Technology Courses

Sign-up for a Community College class to learn more about computer basics, email basics, Internet basics, Twitter, Craigslist, Facebook, and more -
Community Colleges of Spokane
ACT 2 technology courses
(509) 279-6027
Spokane Community College (SCC)
1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA  99217
(509) 533-7000   
Spring 2014 FTE Enrollment:  Undergraduate/Graduate:  11,888 / NA

Spokane Falls Community College  (SFCC)
3410 West Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA  99224
(509) 533-3500     

Truck Driver Training School
606 N. Fiske
Spokane, WA  99202
(inside the UPS Freight Bldg)
(509) 990-2884
Email:  jason_boundreau@drive509.com
Acquire a commercial driver's license (CDL)
Class A and B License courses
Written and hands-on training in 4 weeks.

Eastern Washington University

526 5th St
Cheney, WA    99004-1619  
(509) 359-6200   
Spring 2014 FTE Enrollment:  Undergraduate/Graduate:  12,791 total students
Regional comprehensive education, including 135 fields of study. 
College of the Arts, Letters & Education; College of Business & Public Administration; College of Health Sciences and Public Health; College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work. 
EWU Riverpoint Campus
310 N Riverpoint Blvd, #160
Spokane. WA   
(509) 368-6510
Programs for communication disorders, occupational therapy, physical therapy and dental hygiene and education. 

Fairchild Air Force Base
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
6 W. Castle St.
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA   99011
(509) 244-3832
Spring 2014 FTE Enrollment:  Undergraduate/Graduate:  36 / 11
Aviation-oriented degrees.  

Park Univeristy Fairchild Campus Center
6 W. Castle, Ste. 118
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA  999011
(509) 244-2020
Management, business. 
Webster University
Fairchild Air Force Base 
6 West Castle Street
Fairchild AFB, WA   99011-9406
(509)  244-2079
Fax: 509-244-2085
Business degrees and online education. 

Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design

309 West Riverside
Spokane, Washington    99201
(509)  624-3244
Fax:   (509) 624-3351
Email: info@glendow.com
School for cosmetology and hair stylists.

Gonzaga University  
502 East Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA  99258
(509) 328-4220   
(800) 986-9585
Center for Community Service-Learning, Director Todd Dunfield
Spring 2014 FTE Enrollment:  Undergraduate/Graduate:  5,132 / 1,454 / 365 law students
Liberal arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and applied science, law, leadership, nursing. 
Gonzaga University School of Law
721 N. Cincinnati St
Spokane, WA  992902
(509) 313-5790
A private, professional, Jesuit law school, producing graduates who are pursuing justice and finding solutions to legal challenges - today and in the future. 

Gonzaga University / University of Washington School of Medicine
(One of two medical schools in Spokane)
School begins with 60 first-year and 40 second-year UW medical students the fall of 2016. 
Courses are taught by both Gonzaga and UW faculty. 

Moody Bible Institute - Spokane  (CLOSING in May 2018)
A new private, nonprofit Chritian university with a biblically based curriculum is being planned in 2018.  It will be founded on 3 core values - wisdom, scholarship and community.  The undergraduate programs offered will include communications, biblical studies, leadership studies, intercultural studies, linguistics, family ministries, and more.  The tuition will be $25,000 a year. 

Questions should be sent to newspokaneuniversity@gmail.com  (Wendy Lidell, Moody's former Associate Dean of Academics) 

Located in the Fourth Memorial Church
611 E. Indiana Avenue
Spokane, WA   99207
(509) 487-1769

Northwest HVAC/R Training Center
204 E. Nora Ave
Spokane, WA   99207
(509) 747-8810
Toll free: (800) 786-3148
Fax: (509) 747-8845
email: staff@inwhvac.org
(HVAC/R:  Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration)

Spokane Tribal College
Spokane Tribe of Indians Building
1025 W. Indiana Ave.
Spokane, WA  99205
(509) 326-1700
Students do not need to be of Native ancestry to attend Spokane Tribal College.  Classes are offered in Spokane and on the Spokane Indian Reservation at Wellpinit, Washington.  A total of 77 students attended in 2014.  There is a discount in tuition for tribal members and descendants. 

STC offers four AA/AAS degrees (two year program), and two Certificate programs (one year of study). We are currently offering AAs in Liberal Arts and Native American Studies, AASs in Business Technology and Business Management, Media Design, and CCs in Native American Studies and Office Professions.  A Forestry degree will soon be available. 

Some of what we teach is about understanding communication and presentation.  Different cultures have different mannerisms and ways of interacting in various situations.  We incorporate Native American history and experiences into our courses. 

University of Phoenix
8775 E. Mission
Spokane, WA   99212
(509) 327-2443
Business management, information technology, criminal justice, health administration, health, online education. 

Washington State University at Spokane
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA  99202
(509) 358-7500 
Spring 2014 FTE Enrollment:  Undergraduate/Graduate:  582 / 649, includes professional students
Health sciences and health professions, education, social and policy sciences, science, technology.  College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, speech and hearing sciences, health policy and administration program, nutrition and exercise physiology program. 
Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
(One of two medical schools in Spokane)
Accepting 60 students in the fall of 2017.  Each course will be taught by an interdisciplinary team of physicians and scientists.  Medical students will spend their first 2 years doing academic work in Spokane before they are assigned to clinical training at the university's campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Everett. 

The college's approach to medicine places a premium on developing skills to work in teams to provide care in Washington's underserved areas.  Courses are aimed at thriving in rural areas:  teamwork, leadership and telemedicine. 

The Washington State Dept. of Health reports that 20% of Americans live in rural areas, but only 9% of the nation's doctors practice in rural areas. (2017)   Student applicants need to show 3 of 4 possible ties:  birth in Washington, a current parent resident, proof of living in the state during childhood, or graduation from a Washington high school. 
(509) 358-7944

College of Pharmacy

WSU Health Sciences Spokane
Class of 2019 has begun with 122 student pharmacists. 
(509) 358-7920

Western Governors University (WGU Washington)
Washington’s only state-endorsed all-online nonprofit university, offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs designed to meet the needs of working adults.  Students demonstrate their knowledge through writing papers, completing assignments and passing exams.  Tests are proctored via webcam.  Class mentors guide students through the courses.  Adults can earn an accredited degree at half the cost of most other universities.  Their flat rate tuition for most programs is $2,890 per 6-month term.  This locally and nationally accredited university is located in Ephrata, WA.   1-877-214-7004   http://washington.wgu.edu 

Whitworth University  
300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA  99251
(509) 777-1000 
Whitworth is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. 
Spring 2014 FTE Enrollment:  Undergraduate/Graduate:  2,270 / 210
Liberal arts, science.  College of the Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Education; School of Continuing Studies. 

Source:  College/University websites; The Spokesman-Review; and the Journal of Business 2015 Book of Lists.

  • 40% of freshmen entering Washington state colleges and universities must enroll in remedial pre-college classes, primarily math.

  • Fraternities have a long-standing culture of hazing.  There were more than 60 fraternity-related deaths from 2005-2013.  (Source:  Bloomberg News)
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