Q: What about the perceptions of foreign students?
A: Internationally, a college often refers to a secondary school, while a university refers to a post-secondary institution. Although WWC can continue to work at overcoming this difference, it continues to be a major hurdle in recruiting foreign students.
Some foreign governments award scholarships to their best students to attend universities in the United States. Furthermore, most of these governments do not recognize degrees from colleges as being equivalent in value to university degrees. For these very reasons, the students and faculty in our affiliation program with Hong Kong Adventist College, for example, have persistently requested that WWC be renamed as a university.
Adopting a university name will broaden this segment of the student market for WWC.