Quick Facts

Type

girl-lawnPrivate 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: 11:1
  • Full-time faculty: 28
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Degrees Offered: Associate, Baccalaureate (B.A., B.S.), Master’s, Post-Baccalaureate Certifications
  • 29 majors
  • 27 minors
  • 4 pre-professional programs
  • 3 graduate programs

Location

  • Portland, Oregon
  • 6 locations throughout the metro area including Centre 205, Cascade, 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

quickfactsgradStudent Enrollment 2013-14

  • 1,442 total students
  • 501 traditional undergraduates, 860 Adult Degree Program undergraduate students, and 81 graduate students
  • Students from 18 states and 3 countries
  • Male to female ratio: 44/56
  • Average SAT: 970-1110
  • Average ACT: 17-24
  • Average High School GPA: 3.25
  • 40% of students are transfers

Costs 2014-15

(Traditional Undergraduate Program)

  • Tuition and Fees: $20,300
  • Books and Supplies: $1,462
  • Room and Board: $8,230
  • Other Expenses: $3,038

Financial Aid

  • Percentage of full-time students receiving financial aid (2013-14): 91
  • Average financial aid package: $16,136
  • According to CollegeBoard, WP’s tuition costs were 33 percent lower than the average four-year private institution in Oregon and Washington.

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
  • Mascot: Knights
  • School colors: Columbia blue and black

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 (new in 2014)

Service

  • Students and staff donated 51,544 hours of service in the 2013-14 academic year (a value of $1,100,464 to Portland communities)

US_NW_Report2014-best-college-badgeOther

  • U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2011 and 2014, Regional West
  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
  • 2013 winner of the CCCU Andringa Award for Advancing Racial Harmony
  • Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Oregon Independent Colleges Association
  • Oregon Independent Colleges Foundation
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

 

(updated July 2014)