Quick Facts

Type

WPC historical photo of a student studying on the lawn.Private Christian liberal arts college

Founded

  • In 1937, in Spokane, Washington, as Pacific Bible College
  • In 1939, the first graduating class consisted of two women who received the Christian Education certificate.
  • In 1940, the College moved to Portland.
  • In 1959, the College changed its name to Warner Pacific College.
  • Read more about Warner Pacific’s history.

Academics

  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Average class size: 14
  • Full-time facultyWarner Pacific historical timeline button: 27
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Degrees Offered: Associate, Baccalaureate (B.A., B.S.), Master’s, Post-Baccalaureate Certifications
    • 25 majors
    • 29 minors
    • 7 pre-professional programs
    • 4 graduate programs
    • You can also design your own individualized major!

Location

  • Portland, Oregon
  • 5 locations throughout the metro area including Centre 205, Tigard, West Portland, SE Portland (main campus), and Vancouver.
  • Mt. Tabor Campus sits on 14.5 acres adjacent to 195-acre Mt. Tabor Park
  • 10 major buildings including the McGuire Auditorium and Schlatter Chapel

WPC student graduatingStudent Enrollment 2016-17

  • 1,121 total students
  • 483 traditional undergraduates, 638 Adult Degree Program undergraduate/graduate students (89 are graduate level)
  • Students from 19 states and 2 countries
  • Male to female ratio: 45/55
  • Average High School GPA: 3.17
  • 43% of students are transfers
  • 84% of our traditional undergraduate students complete their degree and graduate in four years
  • 53% of students identify as persons of color
  • 45% of traditional undergraduate students live on campus (55% commute)

Costs 2016-17

(Traditional Undergraduate Program)

  • Tuition and Fees: $22,710
  • Books and Supplies: $1,050
  • Room and Board: $8,900
  • Other Expenses: $2,500

Financial Aid

  • Percentage of full-time students receiving financial aid: 98%
  • Average financial aid package: $21,014
  • According to CollegeBoard, WP’s tuition costs were 35% lower than the average four-year private institution in Oregon and Washington.
  • Get your individualized financial aid estimate: www.warnerpacific.edu/net-price-calculator

Religious Affiliation

  • Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
  • 27 Christian denominations are represented on campus.

Alumni

  • There are over 9,000 Warner Pacific alumni worldwide.
  • WP alumni reside in all 50 states and 29 countries across the globe.

Athletics

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

Intercollegiate Sports

  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer
  • Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Men’s and Women’s Golf
  • Men’s and Women’s Wrestling (added in 2014)

Service

  • Students and staff donated 51,544 hours of service each academic year (a value of $1,100,464 to Portland communities)

Other

Read more about Warner Pacific (pdf).

(updated November 2016)