Heritage is Washington state’s only university to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. Additionally, with its percentage of Native American students, it also qualifies to be a Native American Serving Institution. The broad diversity found at Heritage is an asset to all students as this exposure to different ethnicities and cultures helps them succeed in a multicultural workforce.
- 86% of the student body are people of color
- 85% are first-generation college students
- 97% depend upon financial aid to pay for college
- 58% are from families where they and/or their parents works in agriculture
Heritage helps first-time students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families by offering college transition support services through the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).
Heritage University is the only 4-year college in Washington State and one of only two in the United States that is designated both a Hispanic Serving Institution and a Native American Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.