Independent College and University Listings

engineering building on George Fox campus
Wood-Mar Hall at George Fox University in Newberg. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Unless otherwise noted, the independent, nonprofit higher education institutions listed below are accredited by NWCCU and have independent or exempt status from ongoing regulatory oversight by Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorization.

Bushnell University, Eugene

Joseph Womack, President
Phone: 541-684-7241

Corban University, Salem

Sheldon Nord, President
Phone: 503-581-8600

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Portland

Jenifer Stevens, Campus Director
Phone: 503-288-8690
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

George Fox University, Newberg

Dr. Robin E. Baker, President
Phone: 503-554-2102

Lewis & Clark College, Portland

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan​, President
Phone: 503-768-7680

Linfield University, McMinnville

Dr. Miles K. Davis, President
Phone: 503-883-2234

Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict

Joseph Betschart, President
Phone: 503-845-3951

Multnomah University, Portland

Rev. Dr. Eric Anthony Joseph​, President
Phone: 503-251-5352

National University of Natural Medicine, Portland

Melanie Henriksen, President
Phone: 503-552-1555

Northwest University, Salem

Dr. Debbie Lamm Bray, Program Dean
Phone: 503-304-0092

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland

David Ellis, Interim President
Phone: 503-226-4391

Pacific University, Forest Grove

Dr. Jennifer Coyle, President
Phone: 503-352-2123

Reed College, Portland

Audrey Bilger, President
Phone: 503-777-7500

University of Portland, Portland

Mark Poorman, President
Phone: 503-943-7101

University of Western States, Portland

Joseph Brimhall, President
Phone: 503-251-5712

Walla Walla University

John McVay, President
Phone: 800-541-8900

Warner Pacific College, Portland

Dr. Brian L. Johnson, President
Phone: 503-517-1238

Western Seminary, Portland

Chuck Conniry, President
Phone: 503-517-1860

Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon

Dr. Paula M. Crone, Dean
Phone: 541-259-0200
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Willamette University, Salem

Stephen E. Thorsett, President​
Phone: 503-370-6209