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Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College is the only national liberal arts college that fully integrates on-campus work and off-campus community engagement into its curriculum. In addition to its innovative experiential program, the College and its 700 students are known for their strong commitment to environmental sustainability, diversity and social justice.

Warren Wilson is known for its strong academic and environmental emphasis. Regarding the latter focus, Outside Magazine has called Warren Wilson “one of the most earth-friendly colleges on the planet.” Warren Wilson College was recognized in the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the “25 Best Buys” among private colleges and universities.


Warren Wilson College
By the Numbers


of Warren Wilson alumni report that their rst paying job required them to use skills they gained as an undergraduate – NATIONAL COMPARISON 59%


of alumni report that their rst paying job paid enough to support their desired lifestyle – NATIONAL COMPARISON 48%


of alumni report receiving the first paying job within the first six months – NATIONAL COMPARISON 72%


of alumni agree that faculty were a positive influence on personal growth, values and attitudes


of alumni agree that they were satis ed with opportunities to meet and interact informally with faculty members


of alumni agree that most faculty with whom they had contact at Warren Wilson College were genuinely interested in students


of alumni agree that faculty were a positive influence on their intellectual growth and interest in ideas



There are currently 11 federally recognized Work Colleges, eight are members of the Work Colleges Consortium. These institutions are small, private, liberal arts colleges with modest enrollments that range from about 150 to approximately 1,600 students. Each school is unique and operates the work program in a slightly different fashion. However, “work-learning-service” is a central component of each work college. Student work, coupled with robust academics and a spirit of service, is the common denominator shared by all the work colleges.

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