William Woods University

William Woods University

William Woods University is a university in Fulton, Missouri, a community of about 12,000 people. WWU is a coeducational, independent, professions-oriented institution of 3,000 students, representing most states and approximately 20 foreign countries. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines in both campus and outreach settings. Since its founding in 1870, the mission of William Woods has been to provide a quality education while ensuring the development of the individual.

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Unique programs of study include an internationally recognized equestrian studies program, a four-year American Sign Language interpreting program (one of only 25 in North America), the first juvenile justice degree in the state and a new criminal justice degree with homeland security emphasis.

William Woods University is related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Its athletics teams are known as the Owls and participate in the American Midwest Conference (a conference of NAIA schools).

Situated in mid-Missouri, the scenic convert|170|acre|km2|sing=on campus is about convert|100|mi|km west of St. Louis and convert|150|mi|km east of Kansas City. The state capital and the Lake of the Ozarks are nearby.

Notable alumni

*LuAnn Ridgeway, a member of the Missouri State Senate
*Helen Stephens, Olympic Gold Medalist Berlin 1936

External links

* [http://www.williamwoods.edu/ Official site]


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