Diversity is more than skin color or heritage.

Warner Pacific College defines diversity as a Warner Pacific Diversity definition word cloudsystematic response to address the needs and disparities of historically marginalized and underrepresented groups in higher education. (Please read the complete definition.)

Warner Pacific has experienced a significant increase in diverse student enrollment, from 12.5% in 2007 to 40% in 2014. During this same time frame the College’s traditional student enrollment grew by 57% overall, so it’s a larger percentage drawn from a larger base enrollment.

Warner Pacific students at the coastFor the past two years, Warner Pacific first-year student classes (freshmen) have been more than 50% students from non-Caucasian or multiracial backgrounds.

This fall (2015), we had our second largest freshman class in the history of the College. Within that class, 52% of students (freshman and transfers) are students of color:

  • 20% Multiracial
  • 17% Hispanic or Latino
  • 10% Black or African American
  • 4% Asian, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander
  • 1% American Indian or Alaskan Native