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Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College is an independent four-year liberal arts college situated at Asheville, North Carolina. The College was founded by the Presbyterians in 1894, and still maintains a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to provide education combining liberal arts study, work, and service with a strong commitment to environmental responsibility and experiential opportunities for both international and cross-cultural understanding, in an atmosphere that promotes wisdom, spiritual growth, and a contribution to the common good. The origin of the college can be traced back to the 19th-century Asheville Farm School, which later evolved to form the Warren Wilson College. The first post-high school program in vocational training of the school was begun in 1923, and in 1942, the junior college division was established. Later, Dorland-Bell School of Hot Springs and Warren Wilson Vocational Junior College were merged with Asheville Farm School under one administration. Warren Wilson College was established as a four year college in 1966, until then it served as a junior college. In 1990s, the headquarters of the North Carolina Outward Bound School was moved to this campus. In the later years, various new state-of-the-art facilities were added to WWC. The Warren Wilson College campus also has residential facility, a well-equipped library, and a college chapel. The college awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in various disciplines and the Master of Fine Arts Degree in creative writing. Some of the main subjects include visual arts, environmental studies, biology, English with literature and creative writing concentrations, history and political science, social work, education, human studies, and business administration and economics. Warren Wilson College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the Social Work Baccalaureate Degree Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and the Education Baccalaureate Degree Program has the accreditation with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and Department of Public Instruction, State of North Carolina.