Students at Northwest Christian University grow through wisdom, faith and service amid excellent academic programs and a Christ-centered environment.

The term “personal education” means something at NCU. On average, you’ll be in a classroom with just 19 other students. Classes will be taught by professors who have precise experience in academics. In all, NCU faculty hail from some of the most recognized names in academia, including Baylor, Drew, Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen, UCLA and UC Davis. Of our full-time teaching faculty, 66% hold terminal degrees. Others are working on theirs, all while putting students first.

As a student, you get the full attention of faculty to help guide and nurture your faith and education. Better yet, as a liberal arts college, our goal is to open your mind in a nurturing, hands-on, Christian environment amid a variety of degrees. Take your pick, then talk to a NCU advisor about your calling.

Traditional Undergraduate Programs

Be A Beacon

  • Small class sizes where you really participate
  • A hands-on education where you learn by doing
  • Over 20 majors to help you enter a variety of careers
  • A Christian faculty that integrates faith with learning
  • Real-world internships to give you job experience


Adult Degree Programs (Evening/Online)

Life-Changing Education

Earn your degree on your schedule, online and evenings with the options you need and the flexibility you deserve.

You don’t have to wait until fall to start earning your degree with our flexible online and evening Adult Degree Programs. That’s because classes start every eight weeks. Begin your application process today and you could be working toward your degree either face-to-face in a traditional classroom, online from the comfort of your own home, or a mixture of the two via a hybrid format.

Degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Teacher Education, RN to BSN, and RN to MSN.

Adult Degree Programs

Graduate programs

Advance Your Career

The graduate programs at Northwest Christian University are designed to work with your schedule and put you ahead of the curve.

We all have jobs, families, and careers to manage. That’s why we’ve built our graduate programs with you in mind. NCU graduate programs begin throughout the school year, with evening and online classes available in many cases. Best of all, you could have your graduate degree in 12 short months through one of our online programs. Or choose a more traditional classroom setting and prepare yourself to be immersed in the experience.

Whatever graduate program you choose, you’ll find all the support you need to complete your degree. That includes career development, financial aid, and an attentive and knowledgeable faculty and staff.

Programs include: Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education (M.Ed), Master of School Counseling, Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Theology, and Master of Science in Nursing.



State Authorization

This section addresses NCU’s online and distant education in relation to state authorization and complaint resolution federal requirements. If you are seeking admission into NCU’s traditional undergraduate program, which is predominantly a face-to-face program (not online) with coursework in the state of Oregon, this does not affect your admission or financial aid eligibility.

As an institution that has students residing across the United States, Northwest Christian University is required to obtain state approval to operate based on the activities it conducts in a state. NCU works to comply with required authorizations so that we can continue to provide educational access to students across the country.

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)On June 18, 2018, NCU was accepted as a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As a member of NC-SARA, NCU has agreed to abide by national standards for the interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. Membership to NC-SARA eases the institutional regulatory requirements at the states’ level, allowing for broader access to online learning to students in participating SARA states.

NCU also works with individual states that are not NC-SARA members, in order to comply with their requirements. Listed below are states that are not currently NC-SARA members in which NCU has received authorization to offer online education.


NCU is exempt from seeking state authorization in the state of California.