Quick Facts

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

Northwest Christian University At A Glance

Quick Statistics

  • Lowest average annual cost for Oregon regionally accredited private universities – College Scorecard
  • Average class size is 14
  • 97% of traditional undergraduates graduate in four years
  • Student/Faculty ratio is 12:1
  • 91% of all students receive some form of financial aid
  • 9,491 living alumni


  • 805 enrolled students
    • 398 Traditional Undergraduates
    • 194 Evening/Online Undergraduates
    • 213 Graduate Students

Career Readiness

  • 100% of traditional undergraduate students graduate with at least 135 hours of field experience
  • 83% of NCU students are working in their field of study within 6 months of graduation
  • 95% of internship supervisors rate NCU students career readiness as above average or exceptional

Most Popular Areas Of Study

  • Teacher Education (K-12)
  • Business Administration
  • Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Undergraduate Majors

Adult Degree Majors

Graduate Programs of Study


Affiliation: NAIA / Cascade Collegiate Conference / NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports)

Women’s Teams (8): Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Esports, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Men’s Teams (6): Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Esports, Golf, Soccer


Community Life, Service and Co-Curricular Activities

  • 5000+ hours of community service given by NCU students, faculty and staff
  • 285 formal activities offered for students annually
  • 9% of students participate in NCU sponsored international and regional mission trips


NCU is located in Eugene, Oregon which has recently been ranked as the 6th most affordable college town in the U.S. – Move.org


  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission


  • Council of Christian College and Universities
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Chamber of Commerce: Eugene, Roseburg, Springfield

Accreditation & Memberships


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.

Our History