Independent College and University Listings

engineering building on George Fox campus
Wood-Mar Hall at George Fox University in Newberg. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20071102-1201​)
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

Dr. Joseph Womack, President
Phone: 541-684-7201

Corban University, Salem

Dr. 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: 503-538-8383

Lewis & Clark College, Portland

Dr. Robin Holmes-Sullivan, President
Phone: 503-768-7000

Linfield University, McMinnville

Becky Johnson, Interim ​President
Phone: 503-883-2200

Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict

Joseph Betschart, President
Phone: 503-845-3951

Multnomah University, Portland

Rev. Dr. Eric Anthony Joseph, President
Phone: 503-255-0332

National University of Natural Medicine, Portland

Melanie Henriksen,ND,LAc,CNM, President/CEO
Phone: 503-552-1555
Web: nunm.edu
Pacific University, Forest Grove
Dr. Jenny Coyle, President
Phone: 503-352-6151

Reed College, Portland

Dr. Audrey Bilger, President
Phone: 503-771-1112

University of Portland, Portland

Dr. Robert D. Kelly, President
Phone: 503-943-8000
Web: up.edu

University of Western States, Portland

Joseph Brimhall, President
Phone: 503-256-3180
Web: uws.edu

Walla Walla University School of Nursing, Portland

John McVay, President
Phone: 800-541-8900

Warner Pacific College, Portland

Dr. Brian L. Johnson, President
Phone: 503-517-1020 

Western Seminary, Portland

Chuck Conniry, PhD, President
Phone: 503-517-1800

Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon

Dr. Robin Farias-Eisner, MD, PhD, MBA, FACOG, President
Phone: 541-259-0200
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Willamette University, Salem

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

​Willamette University Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland

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