Cascade College

Overview of Cascade College

Cascade is found in Portland, OR. Portland is a large city. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Churches of Christ identity. Cascade is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at the school.

Areas of Study

Cascade is known for its programs in media, therapy and counseling.

Cascade Selectivity

The school accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


Cascade has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Body

Students numbered 265 in 2007-2008 at the school.

Student Life

Cascade has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Cascade offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Cascade Collegiate Conference, Cascade Collegiate Conference. Cascade offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Cascade College is a higher learning community which transforms lives for Christian faith, leadership, and service."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Cascade

Cascade College
9101 E Burnside Street
Portland , OR 97216-1515
General Phone: (503) 255-7060

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Cascade Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts13English, liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management8business administration, marketing
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Religion and Philosophy4bible studies, youth ministry
Media3communication studies
Education and Teaching3teacher ed, early childhood education

Number of programs and degrees for Cascade in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3610

Cascade Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cascade had a total enrollment of 265 students (254 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 45%
(Foreign Students) 55%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 33%
20-21 37%
22-24 21%
25-29 7%
30-34 1%
40-49 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%

Cascade Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 46 %

Cascade Room and Board (2007)

Cascade offers campus housing for 240 of its 254 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Portland, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Cascade Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,250
Room and board $ 6,700
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 5,770

Financial Aid:
Cascade participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 316505)

Cascade Faculty

Cascade has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*2*
Associate professoracademic year5$50,8100*
Assistant professoracademic year4$45,8311*
Instructoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year11$51,0864$50,747

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cascade Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Cascade Collegiate Conference
Track Cascade Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports122840

Cascade Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Youth Ministry

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Cascade Highlights

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What Sets Cascade Apart:

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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 10%Cascade Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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% of degrees in business and management
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Top 19%Cascade % of degrees in business and management

checked Churches of Christ affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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