With a commitment to education, our educational system has invested heavily in the future by developing outstanding public and private schools for K-12 and college students alike. Our elementary and high schools are among the finest in the nation, and we recently received a blue-ribbon ranking from Expansion Management magazine for the way our students are prepared to enter the workforce.
Walla Walla has the pervasive academic influence of three colleges that have defined this community for decades.
Walla Walla University is a four-year comprehensive college that serves more than 1,800 students. US New & World Report recently ranked WWC in the top tier of universities in the West. It is a Christian college with a liberal arts core and professional programs in social work, business, nursing, engineering, computer science and many other areas.
Walla Walla Community College has been recognized as a leader in customized workforce training. It is one of the fasted growing community colleges in the state. Academic transfer instruction, professional/technical degree programs, continuing/community education, Enology and Viticulture program, irrigation technology, turf management, John Deere age technology, computer technology, and many other areas.
Whitman College was chartered as the state's first institutions of higher learning. Princeton Review lists Whitman College as one of the top 20 undergraduate programs in the nation. It offers a vigorous liberal arts education for its 1400 students. Bachelor of Arts degrees in 42 departmental majors.
Milton-Freewater school district serves approximately 2,050 students from kindergarten through grade twelve in six schools. They have 240 dedicated employees serving the educational needs of the children in the community.