Spokane, Washington, located near the Idaho border, has a green history. Even without the lush trees of the Pacific Northwest, Spokane distinguished its ecological interests by hosting the first environmentally themed World's Fair in 1974. Spokane colleges and universities offer a college-town experience to students looking to immerse themselves in education.
Spokane colleges and universities include the Christian schools Gonzaga University and Whitworth University, as well as the non-religious Eastern Washington University and Washington State University Spokane. Gonzaga, named after a Jesuit saint, offers liberal arts degrees, pre-professional programs for education, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and a very highly ranked law school to more than 6,000 students. At the Eastern Washington University campus in Spokane, students can earn master's and undergraduate degrees in creative writing, social work, alcohol and drug studies, and developmental psychology.