About Trinity


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We're here to develop Christian leaders with a biblically-centered education and a global perspective.

Trinity is a private, four-year Christian liberal arts college, with 80% of our alumni holding leadership roles in their spiritual communities. Founded in 1944, Trinity began as an extension of the Minneapolis-based Lutheran Bible Institute, training laypersons for biblical study.

Location: Downtown Everett, Washington – a small, waterfront city of 100,000 people, just 25 miles north of Seattle.

Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Faith Tradition: We are an independent Christian college rooted in diverse expressions of the Lutheran tradition. We emphasize a good and loving God revealed to us the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Christian scriptures. We welcome all people to a common conversation about the integration of faith and life in the context of the resurrection, grace, and richness of the Lutheran heritage.

Student Affiliations: 40% Lutheran, 30% non-denominational Christian, 30% other; including Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Methodist, non-religious, and non-Christian religions. We welcome students from any (or no) faith background.

Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1

Educational Model: Our Living-Learning Community model integrates faith, learning, and service into every aspect of your education and assumes that every square foot of our campus and surrounding community is a learning laboratory.

Academic Programs:

Athletics: Our men’s and women’s soccer, golf, cross-country, swimming, tennis and track and field teams compete as members of the National Christian College Athletic Association, Division I.

Service Learning: The average Trinity student completes about 800 hours of service through their Service Learning Practicum and internship requirements.

Financial Aid & Scholarships: Trinity has one of the lowest costs of any private college in Washington. 95% of students receive financial aid and we offer generous scholarships, grants, and talent awards.

Our Graduates: Trinity has over 4,000 alumni and former students living, working, and serving all over the world.