Quick Facts

Get to know Northwest Christian University and how we foster wisdom, faith, and service in every student.

Northwest Christian University At A Glance

Quick Statistics

  • Lowest average annual cost for Oregon regionally accredited private universities – College Scorecard
  • Average class size is 16
  • Student/Faculty ratio is 14:1
  • Male/Female ratio is 41/59 for traditional undergraduate students
  • 9,258 living alumni


  • 800 enrolled students
    • 367 Traditional Undergraduates
    • 226 Evening/Online Undergraduates
    • 207 Graduate Students

Career Readiness

  • 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete a Field Experience
  • 83% of NCU students are working in their field of study within 6 months of graduation

Most Popular Areas Of Study

  • Teacher Education (K-12)
  • Business Administration
  • Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Undergraduate Majors

Adult Degree Majors

Graduate Programs of Study


Affiliation: NAIA / Cascade Collegiate Conference / NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports)

Women’s Teams (8): Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Esports, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Men’s Teams (6): Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Esports, Golf, Soccer



NCU is located in Eugene, Oregon which has recently been ranked as the 6th most affordable college town in the U.S. – Move.org


  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission


  • Council of Christian College and Universities
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Chamber of Commerce: Eugene, Roseburg, Springfield

Accreditation & Memberships


Northwest Christian was established in 1895 by pastor-educator, Eugene C. Sanderson, and named Eugene Divinity School. Through a series of name changes and a merger, the college became known as Northwest Christian College in 1934. On July 1, 2008 the name officially changed to Northwest Christian University.

Our History