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Warner University
Warner University

Warner University is a Christian, private, liberal arts college in Lake Wales, Florida, affiliated with the Church of God.

History


Warner Southern College was founded in 1968 by the Southeastern Association of the Church of God in Anderson, Indiana. In 2008, the name was changed to Warner University.[1]

Campus


Warner's 360-acre (1,456,868.3 m2) campus is located 5 miles (8 km) south of Lake Wales, Florida, in the geographic center of the state between Tampa and Orlando.

Student enrollment


Enrollment hit an all-time record high of 1,215 students in the Fall of 2017 and it has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. Its student body represents over 28 states and 19 countries.

Awards and recognition


Warner has received recognition for Campus Diversity by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" for four consecutive years.[2][3][4][5]

Academics


Warner is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,[6] which is recognized by the US Department of Education.[1] [14] and offers over 30 undergraduate degree programs for traditional students. For working adults, Warner offers a Master of Business Administration degree, a Master of Arts in Education degree, a Master of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Science in Transformational Church Ministry degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management, and a BA in Business Administration degree.[7] These degrees are available in either an online or site based format. In recent years, Warner added a popular Bachelor of Arts in Agricultural Studies degree.

Warner also supports a unique training facility known as the H.E.A.R.T. (Hunger Education and Resources Training) Institute. The HEART Institute is a simulated Third World village which trains students in missionary fieldwork as well as giving them an opportunity to live in an environment similar to many underdeveloped parts of the world.

Library services


The Pontious Learning Resource Center serves as the academic library at Warner University. Its collection includes approximately 95,000 books and 8,000 periodical subscriptions in several different formats. The Pontious Learning Resource Center also offers several specialized collections including the Curriculum Materials Center, Instructional Materials Lab and the Pioneer Room. The Pioneer Room houses the Church of God and Warner University archival materials.[8]

Academic Library Year Hours

Monday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Athletics


Warner University teams are nicknamed as the Royals. The university competes at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II level and holds membership in The Sun Conference,[9] formerly known as the Florida Sun Conference (FSC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and volleyball; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

Warner University is currently the only college/university to offer a Men's Volleyball program in the state of Florida. The men's volleyball program participates in the Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC). The program has seen much success in the past few seasons, making back to back appearances in the Tachikara-NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament.

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