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Warner University
Established 1968
Type private, Christian
Religious affiliation Church of God
Endowment $3.2 million
President Dr. Gregory Hall
Location Lake Wales, FL, USA
Former names Warner Southern College
Colors Blue & Yellow
Nickname Royals
Affiliations The Sun Conference and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Warner Southern College athletics logo

Warner University is a co-educational, accredited private Christian liberal arts college in Lake Wales, Florida affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson).



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.


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

Student enrollment

Enrollment averages 1,000 students and it has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. Its student body represents 26 states and 18 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.[citation needed]


Warner is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which is recognized by the US Department of Education.[1] and offers 20 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 Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry degree, and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management degree. The Church Ministries and Organizational Management degrees are available via distance learning programs.

Warner also operates a unique training facility known as the HEART (Hunger Education and Resources Training) Institute. The HEART Institute is a simulated Third World village which trains students in appropriate technology as well as giving them an opportunity to live in an environment similar to many underdeveloped parts of the world.


former athletics logo for Warner Southern University.

The school is a member of the The Sun Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Athletic Department qualified in the NAIA as a Champions of Character institution for three years in a row.[citation needed]

Notable alumni

Name Class year Notability Reference
Jonathan Aldridge 1998 Professional Athlete & Celebrity Entertainer

See also


External links

  • - official web site
  • - Council on Higher Education Accreditation (Database of accreditation by the US Department of Education)

Coordinates: 27°49′37″N 81°35′55″W / 27.82695°N 81.59866°W / 27.82695; -81.59866



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