Oregon is home to several 4-year colleges and institutions that are associated with different Christian denominations. These schools provide students with a range of tuition rates, locations, sizes and other factors. Here we discuss a few of the Christian colleges and universities available in the state.
Many of Oregon's Christian institutions are located in the state's larger cities. Compare some of the schools' locations and tuition rates below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Multnomah University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Christian||Portland, OR||$24,680|
|University of Portland||4-year, private not-for-profit||Roman Catholic||Portland, OR||$44,026|
|New Hope Christian College-Eugene||4-year, private not-for-profit||Protestant||Eugene, OR||$14,830|
|Warner Pacific College||4-year, private not-for-profit||Church of God||Portland, OR||$24,500|
|Corban University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Baptist||Salem, OR||$31,640|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of Christian Colleges in Oregon
Students in Oregon can pursue a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the Christian institutions in the state. Students considering these schools may also want to think about the size of the school, opportunities for spiritual growth and/or other aspects of campus life. Learn more about a few of the Christian schools in the state.
According to the NCES, Multnomah University had close to 420 undergraduate students in 2016. The school offers certificate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in a variety of areas, such as Greek, Hebrew, global studies, counseling, church leadership, environmental studies, pre-pharmacy, pre-law, accounting, exercise science and business administration. The school also has the Multnomah Biblical Seminary that offers several different certificate and master's degree programs, as well as a Doctor of Ministry. Students can further develop their spiritual life by attending chapel and spiritual conferences and/or participating in The Well (student-led worship services) and activities provided by the Spiritual Life Team.
University of Portland
'Kiplinger's Personal Finance' ranked the University of Portland the #1 private university in Oregon for value, according to the school's homepage. The school has certificate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs available in areas like civil engineering, theology, social work, environmental ethics and policy, chemistry, computer science, education, finance and pastoral ministry. The school's campus ministry provides Mass services, spiritual retreats and pilgrimages, leadership opportunities, faith-sharing communities and other resources for spiritual growth, including spiritual mentorship. In 2016 the university had about 3,800 undergraduate students, per the NCES.
New Hope Christian College- Eugene
New Hope Christian College in Eugene offers students an associate's and bachelor's degree in ministry leadership, as well as a bachelor's degree in creative arts. Students in the different bachelor's degree programs can choose from various concentrations, such as Christian counseling or pastoral ministry for ministry leadership and drama and dance for creative arts. In 2016, the NCES stated that the college had a little over 90 undergraduate students and a 6 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. The school places a heavy emphasis on character development in different areas, including with peers, the community and Christ through small groups, daily devotionals, service projects, corporate worship and prayer and more.
Warner Pacific College
Students at Warner Pacific College are required to attend chapel to fulfill part of their Faith and Service Commitment. Students can also participate in Bible studies, art organizations, intramural sports and other student activities/organizations. According to the school's website, there were a little more than 480 undergraduate students for the 2016-2017 school year. Students can pursue certificates, associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Areas of study include business administration, human services, ministry, pre-vet, digital media and communications, social entrepreneurship and sports medicine.
According to their homepage, Corban University had close to 1,120 students at their Salem campus in 2017. The school offers over 50 different academic programs at the certificate, associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Students can choose from majors in areas like forensic psychology, education, counseling, agribusiness, Christian ministry, intercultural studies, film and biomedical science. Chapel is offered three times a week as an opportunity for the campus to hear biblical teaching, pray and worship together. The school also has a unique creative space, called the Barn, which includes a woodshop, gallery, design lab and more.