Governor Kitzhaber declares July 28 – August 1 as Oregon Private College Week

Warner Pacific College joins the statewide celebration of private higher education by hosting free campus tours and information sessions.

Gov-Procl-2014The Oregon Private College Week proclamation, signed by Governor John Kitzhaber, cites the indispensable contributions of Oregon’s private, nonprofit sector of higher education to Oregon’s communities to the state’s 40-40-20 education attainment goal.

About College Week (July 28 – August 1):

Discover which Oregon private college is right for you and your student. Oregon’s private colleges are an affordable choice, offer a variety of degrees, and assure the success of their students.

Students who visit at least four institutions during College Week will receive application fee waivers. Students may use these fee waivers to apply to any Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities (“Alliance”) member college or university, including Warner Pacific.

RSVP Schedule to Attend College Week:

College Week sessions are free and begin at 9 am and 2 pm daily from Monday, July 28, through Friday, August 1.

The deadline for reservations is noon on Friday, July 25, 2014. However, Warner Pacific College will gladly accept walk-ins for each session throughout the week. Schedule now.

The Oregon College Savings Plan, the Matched College Savings Program (MCSP), and SALT are sponsors of Oregon Private College Week.

About Alliance Members:

Alliance member campuses enroll 18 percent of the state’s undergraduates and annually award 22 percent of all baccalaureate degrees in Oregon, including high-need fields such as STEM (22%), health professions (35%), business (23%), and public administration and social service (27%).

  • Thirty-one percent of Alliance undergraduates qualify for federal Pell Grants based on income.
  • Alliance member institutions are cost effective. The average indebtedness of Alliance graduates is lower than the national average for private colleges and universities and similar to that of public institution graduates.
  • Ninety-two percent of first time, first year students receive financial aid, with an average grant and scholarship award of over $17,000.

The majority of students enrolled in Alliance member institutions graduate within four years and begin to make an immediate contribution to Oregon’s economy.

Alliance members include Concordia University, Corban University, George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Pacific University, Reed College, University of Portland, Warner Pacific College, and Willamette University.

The Alliance represents Oregon’s regionally accredited, not-for-profit private higher education institutions. Together, the private not-for-profit sector enrolls more than 35,000 students and delivers approximately 30% of all baccalaureate degrees and higher awarded in Oregon. Through the Alliance, institutions collaborate to strengthen Oregon’s intellectual, creative, and economic resources through public advocacy, institutional cooperation, and strategic collaboration with the public sector, including business, philanthropy, and government. For more information visit www.oaicu.org.