Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University was established by Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1893. It was then known as the St. Mary's Academy and College. It was renamed the Marylhurst College in 1930, and received its present name in the year 1998. Marylhurst University awards a large number of bachelor's, and master's degrees to the students. The university also offers certificate programs in various fields of study.

The students of Marylhurst University are associated with clubs and organizations including the Marylhurst Gerontology Association, Marylhurst Music Therapy Student Organization, Marylhurst Labyrinth Group, Marylhurst Writers' Club, Marylhurst S.A.F.E. Community, and Marylhurst Sweep Rowing Club. The Alumni Association of the Marylhurst University publishes a monthly newsletter.

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Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Hwy - Hwy 43
Marylhurst , OR 97036-0261
General Phone: (503) 636-8141

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Marylhurst Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management140business management
Liberal Arts51English, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, sociology
Therapy and Counseling44psychology, art therapy, music therapy
Media34communication studies, organizational communications
Religion and Philosophy26religion, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling
Fine Arts9fine arts
Real Estate and Construction Management7real estate
Design7interior design
Music4music, music performance, music theory and composition, music pedagogy
Art Studies3art studies
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Education and Teaching0education

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree14120
Award of less than 1 academic year326
Master's degree1426
Postbaccalaureate certificate62
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years46
Post-master's certificate21
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years21

Marylhurst Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marylhurst had a total enrollment of 1,433 students (967 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 58%
Graduate 42%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 25%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 70%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 2%
20-21 3%
22-24 9%
25-29 18%
30-34 15%
35-39 14%
40-49 23%
50-64 15%
65+ 0%

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


Marylhurst Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 40 %

Marylhurst Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,200
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,200
Books and supplies $ 1,440

Financial Aid:
Marylhurst participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 319900)

Marylhurst Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2225

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year22$56,74825$49,166
All faculty totalcalendar year22$56,74825$49,166

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

Marylhurst Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General


Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Marylhurst Apart:

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