Warner Pacific University

Portland, OR

Warner Pacific University

Portland, OR

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Dream, achieve, flourish

Warner Pacific College is dedicated to seeing individuals, families, and communities flourish. As an urban college designed to serve students from diverse backgrounds, we know that for a city to thrive, its leaders must be prepared to engage actively in a constantly changing world.

Invest in your future without breaking the bank
In 2018, Warner Pacific reduced tuition by nearly 24%, making it the most affordable private college or university in the state of Oregon. This nearly $6,000 reduction in tuition means students are able to enroll at Warner Pacific and finish their education with less debt. A partnership with the E3 College Savings Plan also provides a 6:1 match for students who qualify.

At Warner Pacific, 63% of students come from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, and 57% of students are the first in their family to attend college. Warner Pacific is Oregon’s first and only four-year school to earn the prestigious Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation from the US Department of Education.

Where faith and scholarship lead to service
Students at Warner Pacific participate in hands-on service throughout our community. Tutoring at local schools, improving nonprofit facilities, and getting to know our friends who live outdoors are just a few of the ways you can help make Portland a better place. Last year, our students provided over 49,000 hours of service to Portland, valued at nearly $1 million!

The city is your classroom
Warner Pacific is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, one of the country’s most vibrant and unique cities. Bursting with artists, musicians, restaurants, and boutiques, Portland offers something for everyone. In addition to campus activities, students are encouraged to explore all that Portland has to offer. 


Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Religious Affiliation: Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)

Christian Denominations Represented:

Portland, Oregon; population 647,805

Student-Faculty Ratio:

Student Profile:

• 755 total students
• 364 traditional undergraduates, 387 Professional and Graduate Studies  undergraduate/graduate students (66 are graduate level)
• Students from 19 states and 2 countries
• Men: 37%; Women: 63%
• Average High School GPA: 3.05
• 40% of traditional undergraduate students are transfers
• Graduation Rate: 46%
• 66.7% of students identify as persons of color
• 41% of traditional undergraduate students live on campus (59% commute)

Costs 2019-2020
(Traditional Undergraduate Program)
• Tuition and Fees: $18,000
• Books and Supplies: $1,050
• Room and Board: $9,630
• Other Expenses: $2,500

Financial Aid:
Percentage of full-time students receiving financial aid: 98%
• Average financial aid package: $21,014

Member – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); Cascade Collegiate Conference
• Mascot: Knights
• School colors: Columbia blue and black
• 40% of our traditional undergraduate students are involved in Knights Athletics

Programs of Study

• Accounting
• American Studies
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media & Communications
• English Language Arts
• Exercise Science
• Family Studies
• Health & Wellness
• Health Sciences
• Human Development
• Liberal Studies
• Life Sciences
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Ministry & Community Engagement
• Music
• Nursing
• Physical Science
• Psychology
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Social Science
• Social Studies
• Social Work
• Sports & Recreation Management
• Sports Medicine
• Teacher Education: Accelerated MAT for Middle/High School
- Advanced Math
- Biology
- English Language Arts
- Music
- Physical Education/Health
- Reading
- Social Studies
• Teacher Education: Early Childhood/Elementary

• Accounting
• American Studies
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Christian Ministries
• Communications
• Drama
• Early Childhood Education
• English Language Arts
• Fine Arts
• Health
• History
• Human Development
• Math
• Music
• Peace Studies
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Sociology
• Trauma Intervention
• Urban Studies

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-chiropractic
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-veterinary

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