Warner Pacific College

Warner Pacific College is dedicated to seeing individuals, families, and communities flourish. As an urban college designed to serve students from diverse backgrounds, we know that for a city to thrive, its leaders must be prepared to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Warner Pacific serves more than 1,450 students, with 550 attending the traditional campus and 900 taking classes one night a week or online through the Adult Degree Program. The College offers 27 majors, 29 minors, and 4 pre-professional programs; awarding degrees ranging from associate to master. Warner Pacific was the first institution in Oregon to offer a Social Entrepreneurship major and the College continues to cultivate new opportunities for their graduates through programs like Sports and Recreation Management, a new Master in Human Services, and the upcoming Bachelor in Social Work. With a tuition that is 42% lower than the average Northwest private college, Warner Pacific ensures that students get the most out of their educational investment. Through Freedom to Flourish, the Colleges innovative loan repayment assistance program, graduates can be confident that student loan debt will not stand in the way of their plans for the future. Equitable access to Christ-centered, private education is a vital part of the Colleges mission. At Warner Pacific, 55% of incoming students identify as persons of color and 57% of undergraduates are first generation college students. In addition to financial assistance through scholarships and grants, Warner Pacific has also created programs to support the unique needs of its diverse student body. One such program is the First-Year Learning Communities (FYLCs). FYLCs are groups of 12-15 students who participate together in learning activities that extend outside the traditional classroom setting. These Learning Communities focus on issues that are important to incoming students. Using the city as their classroom, FYLCs explore topics relevant to Portland, immersing students in interdisciplinary, collaborative, hands-on learning. The liberal arts approach at Warner Pacific invites students to seek answers to difficult questions, challenging them to expand their comfort zones in order to explore the ways in which they understand society, community, and faith. A student-faculty ratio of 12:1 means that professors know students by name and are dedicated to personally guiding them throughout the college experience. Students at Warner Pacific participate in hands-on service throughout the Portland community. Tutoring at local schools, providing facilities improvements to non-profit organizations, and working with the homeless are just a few of the ways that Warner Pacific students help make Portland a better place. In 2013, Warner Pacific provided 51,544 hours of service to the community, valued at over $1 million! Athletics are also a major part of campus life. The Warner Pacific Knights are members of the Cascade Collegiate Conference, which is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II. Warner Pacific student-athletes are both devoted students and dedicated athletes, representing the Knights across 13 mens and womens varsity sports, including a recently added mens and womens wrestling program. The nationally recognized programs at Warner Pacific College are designed to foster athletes who value ethical sportsmanship, hard work, and leadership both on and off the field. Warner Pacific is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, one of the countrys most vibrant and unique cities. Bursting with artists, musicians, restaurants, and boutiques, Portland offers something for everyone. In addition to campus activities, students are encouraged to explore all that Portland has to offer.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1937 N/A Semester $11.4 million + 2219 S.E. 68th Avenue, Portland, OR 97215 (503) 517-1000
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71 100.0 Oregon Portland 105