NCU provides a transformational educational experience that champions wisdom, faith and service, providing graduates with superb career preparation within a Christ-centered environment.

Wisdom goes deeper than knowledge. Faith is central in experience. And Service inspires purpose and action. At NCU, students become critical thinkers and are encouraged to explore, discover and grow within a Christ-centered community. This is all while seeking opportunities for servant leadership in career, family, church, and community.

Academic Excellence

For more than 120 years students have been coming to Northwest Christian University to learn, grow, and lead. Our academic programs prepare you not only for graduate schools and careers, they are designed, in the liberal arts tradition, to develop critical thought. NCU has been ranked among the top comprehensive colleges in the West by U.S. News and World Report.


At Northwest Christian University, education and faith are closely linked. After all, education is the exercise of faith and reason. Both of which are quests that lead to the one Source of all Truth: God.


Northwest Christian University is in the business of developing leaders. They are informed, guided, and inspired by the Word of God. All of us are called to be leaders by contributing our gifts and God-given abilities to improve the world.

Character Development

Northwest Christian University prepares you for life’s challenges and opportunities. Here, you’ll expand your knowledge and skills to develop your gift, talents, and capacities – body, mind, and spirit.

Caring Community

As a Christian institution of higher learning, we are committed to being a caring, welcoming community characterized by diversity, inclusiveness, respect for all people, and a passion for social justice.

Global Engagement

Important learning experiences extend beyond our campus through regional, national, and global missions trips. Urban outreach and community service projects, as well as other service-learning opportunities, are encouraged. Our students have the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of ministry, discipleship, missions and service the community and the world. Some of the most life-changing moments occur when you see firsthand the needs of the world.