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

  • 798 enrolled students
  • Female/Male ratio is 58/42 for traditional undergraduate students
  • Student/Faculty ratio is 15:1
  • Average class size is 19

Most Popular Areas Of Study

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

Undergraduate Majors

Adult Degree Majors

Graduate Programs of Study


  • 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.

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