Trinity Western University
Trinity Western University, in LANGLEY, BC, was founded in 1962. In 1957 the Evangelical Free Churches of America established a committee to explore the feasibility of a liberal arts college on the Pacific coast. The report of the committee was favourable and Trinity Junior College came into existence as an associate arts institution. In 1984 it offered its first undergraduate programs and was granted its present status in 1985. A privately funded public Christian university, Trinity Western University focuses on total student development and education.
The university offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum in over 35 undergraduate and 12 graduate programs within 5 faculties: arts and religious studies, business and economics, natural and applied sciences, social sciences and education. It also offers extensive seminary training whereby students can receive graduate theology degrees. Other programs include Trinity Western Educational Services and Training (TWest-Continuing Studies), cooperative education and aviation studies. Research institutes include the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute, the Ethics Institute and the Family Research Institute.
The university's motto is "A Mighty Fortress is our God" and its colours are gold and blue. Full- and part-time enrolment is approximately 2800.