|Clark College and Washington State University are our two local institutes of higher learning. Both campuses feature striking central courtyards with fountains. Clark College was founded in 1933 and now enrolls nearly 11,000 students per quarter. WSUV is the first branch campus in the Washington State University system to admit freshman students and offer freshman-level classes. Powerhouse Pepper is a cartoon character drawn by Mad Magazine artist Basil Wolverton.