Warner Pacific Once Again Recognized for Quality and Value by U.S. News & World Report

September 9, 2014

Warner Pacific is honored to receive accolades for the quality education offered to students, for being a value leader in higher education, and providing ease of access to education to those who served in this country’s armed forces.

Once again, Warner Pacific is ranked in the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the West (ranked 8th) and named as a “Great School at a Great Price” (ranked 9th) and a “Best College for Veterans” (ranked 4th) by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015 edition.

Ranked 8th, Warner Pacific College is one of the Top 10 Regional Colleges – West, an area comprising institutions from 14 states. Colleges were ranked on widely accepted indicators such as graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers, faculty resources, financial resources, and overall graduation rate performance.

With an incoming class in which 55% of the students are from multicultural backgrounds, diversity within the campus community is one of the factors that sets Warner Pacific apart from its peers in the Northwest.

“As a small college, we are honored to be nationally recognized for the quality of our educational environment,” said Dr. Andrea P. Cook, President of Warner Pacific College. “Through engaging programs like our First-Year Learning Communities and innovative majors like our accelerated Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching program, Warner Pacific students experience a unique blend of rigorous study and authentic relationship that gives them the confidence they need to seek a career that is both professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling.”

Additionally, Warner Pacific was recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Values in Regional Colleges – West (ranked 9th), a distinction that is at the very core of the College’s mission to make Christian higher education accessible to as many qualified students, and their families, as possible. In 2008, Warner Pacific reduced tuition significantly and continues to keep it an affordable level, with tuition and fees averaging just $20,300 a year, 33% less than the average private college in Oregon and Washington.

Warner Pacific also launched “Freedom to Flourish,” Portland’s first loan repayment assistance program for undergraduate students that promises the 2014 and 2015 incoming freshmen class  that the College will provide assistance to repay student loans after graduation to those who need it.

“We’re very aware of the financial strain facing many families,” said Dale Seipp, Jr., Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. “That is why we are committed to keeping increases in tuition, fees, and housing to a minimum, providing affordable, Christ-centered, private liberal arts education that serves students and families for whom college has traditionally been out of reach.”

Warner Pacific is proud to be commended as a Best College for Veterans – West (ranked 4th) due to the ease of programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services offered to those who served.

The College’s mix of traditional degree offerings and Adult Degree Programs allows Warner Pacific to embrace military students and ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

For over 25 years, Warner Pacific’s Adult Degree Program has offered flexibility for adult and working students. Meeting just one evening a week and providing a high quality education in a cohort setting, adult learners flourish with one of Warner Pacific’s five undergraduate and three graduate level programs through the ADP.

In addition to internships, service opportunities, and study abroad programs, Warner Pacific College also offers a wide variety of clubs, organizations, artistic groups, leadership opportunities, and 13 intercollegiate competitive sports.