Northwest Christian University

Overview of Northwest Christian University

Students attend Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR, a medium-sized city. The school is proud of its Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) status. Northwest Christian University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Northwest Christian University has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Northwest Christian University is known for its programs in business and management, education and teaching, medical adminstration.

Northwest Christian University Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that Northwest Christian University only let in 54% of those who applied in 2007-2008. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 570.


Northwest Christian University maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

There are 485 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Northwest Christian University are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Northwest Christian University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Cascade Collegiate Conference, Cascade Collegiate Conference.

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Northwest Christian University
828 East 11th Avenue
Eugene , OR 97401-3745
General Phone: (541) 343-1641

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Northwest Christian University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management57business management, business administration, accounting, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching32school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, ESL instruction
Therapy and Counseling26psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts15area and Cultural studies, English, general studies, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, diversity studies, interdisciplinary studies, social studies
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, bible studies, missionary studies, religious music, theology, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, youth ministry
Medical Administration13health services administration
Media5communication studies, communication and journalism
Family and Social Work3human services
Music2music, music management
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science, computer programming
Science0exercise physiology
Medicine0medical preparatory

Number of programs and degrees for Northwest Christian University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree11834
Master's degree403
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Award of less than 1 academic year31
Associate's degree82

Northwest Christian University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Northwest Christian University had a total enrollment of 485 students (462 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 30%
Women 70%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 63%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 29%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 13%
20-21 18%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 7%

Northwest Christian University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %

Northwest Christian University Room and Board (2007)

Northwest Christian University offers campus housing for 153 of its 462 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Eugene, 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 19 meals per week.

Northwest Christian University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math460570
SAT Writing430560
ACT Verbal1729
ACT Math1727
ACT Composite2028

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Northwest Christian University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,900
Room and board $ 6,200
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,340

Financial Aid:
Northwest Christian University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 320800)

Northwest Christian University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track139

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$52,6281*
Associate professoracademic year6$45,1636$43,438
Assistant professoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year12$46,5049$43,168

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

Northwest Christian University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Cascade Collegiate Conference
Track Cascade Collegiate Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports077

Northwest Christian University Degree Programs (2007)

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religious/Sacred Music
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Exercise Physiology

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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Northwest Christian University Highlights

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What Sets Northwest Christian University Apart:

% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Northwest Christian University % of degrees in medical administration
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 11%Northwest Christian University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in business and management
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Top 12%Northwest Christian University % of degrees in business and management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 15%Northwest Christian University Dorm rooms per full-time student
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 16%Northwest Christian University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 16%Northwest Christian University % of degrees in education and teaching
% students 40 years or older
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Top 18%Northwest Christian University % students 40 years or older

checked Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
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 Offers athletic scholarships

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