Diversity

Diversity is more than skin color or heritage.

Warner Pacific College defines diversity as a systematic 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.

For 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