Quick Facts about NCU

Get to know Northwest Christian University and how we foster wisdom, faith, and service in every student.

at a glance

664 enrolled students
Female/Male ratio is 62/38
Student/Faculty ratio is 17:1
Average class size is 16

Most popular areas of study

Teacher Education (K-12)
Exercise Science
Business Administration

Accreditation and Certifications

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission


Council of Christian College and Universities
Council of Independent Colleges
Oregon Independent Colleges Association
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Chamber of Commerce: Eugene, Roseburg, Springfield


Northwest Christian was established in 1895 by pastor-educator, Eugene C. Sanderson, and named Eugene Divinity School. Through a series of name changes and a merger, the college became known as Northwest Christian College in 1934. On July 1, 2008 the name officially changed to Northwest Christian University.


The environment is intimate and the surroundings picturesque. Our campus is just a few minutes from city center and bordered partially by the University of Oregon and Sacred Heart Regional Medical Center. Our buildings are a blend of the historic and modern. The oldest building, a Eugene landmark, is the three-story Martha Goodrich Administration Building constructed in 1908 from volcanic stone. One of our newest buildings is the 43,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Morse Event Center (MEC) completed in the fall of 2003. The MEC is home to our intercollegiate basketball and volleyball teams, provides all students with access to a full-court gym and a fitness center and hosts concerts, workshops, and seminars throughout the year. Three student housing facilities provide residence halls and apartment-style living.

Financial Aid

NCU offers an excellent scholarship program! Over 97% of the undergraduate student body receives aid. A full array of federal, state, and institutionally-funded assistance is available to help students with financial need. In addition, merit scholarships are available and recognize academic achievement, leadership, and notable accomplishments. Assistance is often a combination of several kinds of financial aid.

Scholarships include: athletic scholarships, music scholarships, and academic scholarships with applicable leadership bonuses.


The Northwest Christian University Athletics Department sponsors twelve collegiate sports in the Cascade Collegiate Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA):

Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Men's Golf
Women's Golf
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
Men's Distance Track
Women's Distance Track
Women's Volleyball
Women's Softball

Study Abroad

Students at Northwest Christian University can participate in the following off-campus study programs as well as many others:
1.American Studies Program
2.Australian Studies Centre
3.China Studies Program
4.Contemporary Music Center
5.Latin America Studies Program
6.Los Angeles Film Studies Center
7.Middle East Studies Program
8.Programmes in Oxford
9.Summer Institute of Journalism
10.Uganda Studies Program


















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