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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.
  • In 2018, the College became Warner Pacific University.
  • Read more about Warner Pacific’s history.

Academics

  • Student to faculty ratio: 13:1
  • Average class size: 14
  • Full-time faculty: 31
  • Institutional Effectiveness: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    • Regional Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    • Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)
    • Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
  • Degrees Offered: Associate, Baccalaureate (B.A., B.S.), Master’s, Post-Baccalaureate Certifications
    • 28 majors
    • 32 minors
    • 7 pre-professional programs
    • 8 graduate programs
    • You can also design your own individualized major!

Location

  • Portland, Oregon
  • 4 locations throughout the metro area including Centre 205, Longview, SE Portland (main campus),  and Portland Community College (Cascade Campus).
  • 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 2020-2021

  • 863 total students
  • 466 traditional undergraduates, 397 Professional and Graduate Studies  undergraduate/graduate students (122 are graduate level)
  • Students from 19 states and 6 countries
  • Men: 36%; Women: 64%
  • 40% of traditional undergraduate students are transfers
  • Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 55% of students identify as persons of color
  • 24% of traditional undergraduate students live on campus (76% commute)

Costs 2020-21

(Traditional Undergraduate Program)

  • Tuition and Fees: $18,900
  • Books: Included in Tuition
  • Room and Board: $9,345
  • Other Expenses: $2,702

Financial Aid

  • Percentage of full-time students receiving financial aid: 99%
  • Average financial aid package: $19,019
  • WP’s tuition costs were 54% lower than the average four-year private institution in Oregon and Washington.
  • Get your individualized financial aid estimate: Net Price Calculator

Religious Affiliation

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

Alumni

  • There are over 9,000 Warner Pacific alumni worldwide.
  • WP alumni reside in all 50 states and 20 countries across the globe.

Athletics

  • Member – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); Cascade Collegiate Conference
  • Mascot: Knights
  • School colors: Columbia blue and black
  • 41% 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
  • Women’s Softball
  • Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
  • Women’s Volleyball
  • Men’s and Women’s Wrestling

Service

  • Students and staff donate more than 50,000 hours of service each academic year (a value of more than $1,100,000 to Portland communities)

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