Founded in 1875, Westminster College was the first accredited junior college in Utah, and it is the only accredited liberal arts college in the state. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The college offers over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs that students can choose from. The college emphasizes interactive learning and real world experiences. The college is divided into four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences; the School of Education, which is accredited by the Utah State Board of Education and by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC); the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, which is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs; and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing.
Class sizes at this college are small, with the majority of the classes having fewer than 20 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 10 to 1. The most popular majors at Westminster College include: Psychology; Business, management, marketing, and related support services; Social sciences; Health professions and related clinical sciences; and Transportation and materials moving.
The college has received rave reviews from publications such as Peterson’s Guide to Competitive Colleges, U.S. News & World Report, and the Princeton Review’s “368 Best Colleges of 2008.” It offers a multitude of resources and programs to help students have successful and distinctive experiences. The college offers study abroad programs to exotic and nontraditional locations. While Westminster College does not offer online classes, many classes incorporate the use of WebCT, an integrated e-learning system.