OMNIS ARBOR BONA FRUCTUS BONOS FACITEvery good tree bears good fruit. This is the principle of our philosophy. All people are created equal, with fundamental duties and rights, including social-economical duties and rights to pursue happiness. At Washington University of Virginia, we are committed to help our students bear good fruit in life and contribute to the community.
OUR MISSIONTo develop men and women of character and leadership by inculcating quality Christian education through healthy institutional services so that they make meaningful contributions to the world
FORMATION OF CHARACTERThis is the ultimate goal of our education. Bearing of good fruit is tied to the state of the tree. Likewise, the measure of one’s success must also accompany the measure one’s character. The formation of character, therefore, is the foremost important education that we must endeavor ourselves.
Statement of Faith
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe the Bible to be inspired, the one infallible, authoritative Word of God.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious atonement through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal and visible return in power and glory.
- We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he was tempted by Satan and fell, and that, because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary for salvation.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the church is empowered to carry out Christ’s great commission.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Organization and CommitmentWashington University of Virginia is a Non-Profit, Religious Institution incorporated with Commonwealth of Virginia. WUV is owned by the Board of Directors, with Dr. N. Eugene Brymer serving as current Chairman of the Board and Dr. Peter M. Chang serving as the sixth president. The Statement of WUV History can be found in WUV Academic Catalog. The Statement of Ownership of WUV is available upon request by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting the Admission’s Office at 4300 Evergreen Lane, Annadale, VA 22003. Being faithful to the mission of the institution, we are committed to helping students, so that our students may become positive influences in our society. Just as our motto says, “Good Tree, Good Fruit”, our goals are focused on individual students, because we believe that each of our students is an agent of Missio Dei, and therefore has meaningful purpose to contribute to all.
Statement of Institutional Effectiveness
Washington University of Virginia is committed to raising its educational standards by undertaking systematic planning and assessment measures to evaluate each program’s effectiveness. To this end, WUV staff and faculty are committed to making a difference towards institutional growth and student learning by placing what has been learned from the evaluation process and putting it into practice within all aspects of WUV’s operation, and importantly, doing so which honors and adheres to the university’s mission.
The effect of WUV’s educational effort is seen in the fact that most of students find employment. Among the 2019 graduates 43.37% received an internship, including Optional Practical Training (OPT), 22.89% found a permanent job, 17.50% pursued an advanced degree, 13.25% transferred to other institutions,4.82% returned to their home countries, and 15.66% continued with their original job.
The ATS Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ) for 2018-19 demonstrates the low debt of the seminary students, which is generally attributed to WUV’s affordable tuition rates. According to the 2018-2019 GSQ findings, 70% of the students brought no educational debts upon entering the seminary while 30% of the students brought educational debts of less than $20,000. 85% of the students incurred no educational debts during their study in the seminary while 15% incurred less than $10,000.
According to the findings of the 2018 Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI), WUV’s performance average is higher than the national average in the following categories:
- Meeting students’ expectations rates 4.76 over 4.65 (National Four-Year Private schools’ average) (+0.11);
- Satisfaction with their experience with the school is 5.23 over 5.29 (-0.06); and
- Willingness to enroll at WUV again is 5.41 over 5.23 (+0.18).
Students at WUV also have a great educational advantage regarding learning within a diverse classroom environment. Thirty five nationalities are represented within the WUV student body. Students share with each other their cultures, diets, and customs. This unique exposure helps students overcome fears, prejudices, and biases and offers the opportunity to realize that it is possible for people to live together in harmony.
Placement Rates and Graduation RatesOf the 2012-2013 graduates whose placement rates are known to the NTJS, 48% of the students received a vocational placement, 30% of the students pursued further study, 4% of the students were seeking a placement, and information is unknown about 17% of the students. Of the 2013-2014 graduates whose placement rates are known to the NTJS, 38% of the students received a vocational placement, 24% of the students pursued further study, 29% of the students were seeking a placement, and information is unknown about 17% of the students. Of the 2014-2015 graduates whose placement rates are known to the NTJS, 81% of the students received a vocational placement, 6% of the students were seeking a placement, and information is unknown about 13% of the students. Of the 2015-2016 graduates whose placement rates are known to the NTJS, 87% of the students received a vocational placement 7% of the students were seeking a placement, and information is unknown about 7% of the students. Of the 2016-2017 graduates whose placement rates are known to the NTJS, 18% of the students received a vocational placement, 24% of the students found a non-vocational placement, 6% of the students pursued further study, 41% of the students were seeking a placement, and information is unknown about 12% of the students. The overall graduation rate for students in the NTJS for the 2012-2013 Academic Year is 83%. The overall graduation rate for students in the NTJS for the 2013-2014 Academic Year is 79%. The overall graduation rate for students in the NTJS for the 2014-2015 Academic Year is 70%. The overall graduation rate for students in the NTJS for the 2015-2016 Academic Year is 77%.
Philosophy of EducationInasmuch as God’s Word is the standard by which all things are measured, WUV affirms the following philosophy of education:
- The principle that all truth is God’s truth will be applied appropriately in each course.
- It is the responsibility of the instructor to encourage the student to learn, and the student must be an active and sincere participant in the educational process.
- God requires and graciously enables each believer to learn and apply His Word as the student submits to the Holy Spirit. Therefore, instructors should expect the best from each student.
- The Scriptures are given to completely equip the believer for every good work; therefore, it is the responsibility of the instructor to go beyond the communication of biblical truth and to apply it to the student’s life.
- The instructor takes the responsibility to encourage the student to master the irreducible minimum of the course contents.
- It is the instructor’s responsibility to build the need for the course material before delivering the content in order to motivate students for service.
- Since the purpose of biblical education is to glorify God and to serve others, it is the responsibility of the instructor to equip students for service.
- Christian education is intended to impact the whole person. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the instructor to encourage the student’s ongoing spiritual growth.
Educational ObjectivesTo carry out its mission and enable men and women to obtain knowledge, expand skills, and cultivate Christ-like attitudes needed in impacting ministry, missions and the global marketplace, WUV provides education, resources, and guidance to:
- Prepare students in obtaining biblical knowledge based on the inerrant Word of God and carefully designed academically compatible curriculum and in integrating the biblical knowledge into the real-life experience—in personal and family life as well as within the professional realm.
- Help students build a solid foundation of general knowledge, such as humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, for broader understanding of life; and motivate students in critical thinking behavior to develop investigational skills for the apologetic defense and promulgation of one’s faith in a pluralistic society.
- Prepare students to engage in the business world with clear Christian conduct and values to become living testimonies of the Christian truths.
- Equip students for Christian leadership through mentoring programs with the local church pastors, alumni, and faculty members in order to make a positive impact in diverse ministries.
- Demonstrate quality in meeting its mission by conducting an effective institutional research and planning program.
- Support students in furthering their spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, and social maturity through participation in education, extra-curricular activities, and various community services.
- Educate students to translate their biblical knowledge into the real-life environment of their ministry to promote sharing partnerships with other Christian churches in obedience to the Great Commission.
- Prepare students in the development of their literacy and research skills in using the college library to retrieve data from a variety of sources to promote life-long learning.
- Maintain honest and quality relationships by reflecting Christian values within all segments of the college’s community, including but not limited to, students, employees, alumni, donors, and vendors.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICYWUV admits students without regard to their race, color, physical disability, or national or ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded to students at the college.
Institutional PerformanceGraduation Rate for Academic Year 2016-2017 (students who began their studies in 2010-2011). Undergraduate: 60%; Graduate: 55%; Doctor: 85% Retention Rate of Academic Year 2015- 2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Students: 56% Employment Rate of Academic Year 2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate: 47% Faculty Members who hold a Ph.D. degree Full-time: 80% Part-time: 48%
|Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
Washington University of Virginia is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools: The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) 10 Summit Park Dr.,Pittsburgh, PA 15275 Tel: (412) 788-6505, Fax: (412) 788-6510 The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Education, Master of Christian Counseling, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Clinical Pastoral Counseling. The Commission on Accrediting has approved the Maryland extension site (8950 Old Annapolis Road, #223, Columbia, MD 21045) as a complete degree-granting site for the Master of Divinity and Master of Christian Counseling degrees.
|Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Washington University of Virginia is accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA):Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 440 W. Jubal Early Drive, suite 100, Winchester, VA 22601 Tel: (800) 323-9473 http://www.ecfa.org 800-323-9473 | Contact ECFA
|The International Accreditation Council for Business Education
The School of Business at the Washington University of Virginia has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page.
|Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
Washington University of Virginia is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: email@example.com] having been awarded Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 21, 2020. This status is effective for a period of five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).
Certification of Operation
|Washington University of Virginia is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV): 101 N. 14th Street., 10th Floor, James Monroe Building Richmond, VA 23219 Tel: (804) 225-2600, Fax: (804) 225-2604. The SCHEV is Virginia Commonwealth’s coordinating body for higher education.|
General Information about Accreditation
|US Department of Education
The Department of Education of the U.S. Government publishes a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies that the Secretary determines to be reliable authorities as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of higher education and the higher education programs they accredit. For more information about accreditation, contact the U.S. Department of Education. 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Washington DC 20202 http://www.ed.gov 800-872-5327 | answers.ed.gov
|Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Washington University of Virginia
Neal T. Jones Seminary of Washington University of Virginia
The Council for Higher Education scrutinizes and affirms the quality of regional, faith-related, career-related and programmatic accrediting organizations. For more information about accreditation processes, contact CHEA. One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510 • Washington, DC 20036 http://www.chea.org 202-955-6126 | firstname.lastname@example.org