For more than 110 years students have been coming to Northwest Christian University to learn, grow, and lead. Our academic programs prepare you not only for graduate schools and careers, they are designed, in the liberal arts tradition, to develop critical thought. NCU has been ranked among the top comprehensive colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report.


At Northwest Christian University, education and faith are closely linked. After all, education requires the exercise of faith and reason. Both of which are quests that lead to the one Source of all Truth: God.


Northwest Christian University is in the business of developing leaders informed, guided, and inspired by the Word of God. All of us are called to be leaders by contributing our gifts and God-given abilities to improve the world.


Northwest Christian University prepares you for life’s challenges and opportunities. Here, you’ll expand your knowledge and skills to develop your gift, talents and capacities – body, mind, and spirit.


As a Christian institution of higher learning, we are committed to being a caring, welcoming community characterized by diversity, inclusiveness, respect for all people, and a passion for social justice.


Important learning experiences extend beyond our campus. Through regional, national, and global missions trips, urban outreach and community service projects, as well as other service learning opportunities, our students experience the joys and challenges of ministry, discipleship, missions and service to the community and to the world. Some of the most life-changing moments occur when you see firsthand the needs of the world.


Northwest Christian University provides a transformational educational experience that champions wisdom, faith and service, providing graduates with superb career preparation within a
Christ-centered environment.

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Deeper than knowledge, NCU students become critical thinkers, equipped with the practical applications needed to reach personal and professional aspirations.

Central in experience, NCU students explore, discover and grow within the context of a Christ-centered community.

Inspired in purpose and action, NCU students seek opportunity for servant leadership in career, family, church, and community.

An Evening of Tribute

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NCU is pleased to host An Evening of Tribute, an evening to honor community leaders while raising dollars to benefit the University’s scholarship fund. In the past five years, proceeds from this event has provided over $310,000 in student scholarship assistance.

Nominations for the 2015 Individual Exemplary Ethical Leadership Award and Business Exemplary Ethical Leadership Award are being accepted. Nominations can be made online.

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beacon events

Friday November 14th 2014

Preview Day

Be a Beacon for a day Meet current students, eat lunch with faculty, tour the campus, attend a c…

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Thursday November 27th 2014

Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus is Closed

Friday December 12th 2014

Fall Commencement

Location Wayne Morse Center…

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Monday January 12th 2015

Spring Semester Begins - First Day of Classes

Traditional Undergraduate, Adult Degree, and Graduate Programs…

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Monday January 19th 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No Classes

All Administrative Offices are Closed…

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Friday February 20th 2015

February Preview Day

BE A BEACON FOR A DAY Meet current students, eat lunch with faculty, tour the campus, attend a c…

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Fronting Franklin Boulevard and cozied up like a cat against the much larger University of Oregon, the campus of Northwest Christian University has sat for well nigh 125 years as a curiosity to some and a beacon to others. What, after all, is a Christian university all about?

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