Main Profile

At A Glance

Multnomah University

Multnomah University is college with 438 students located in Portland, OR.

Seminary / Bible College

Contact

Multnomah University's Full Profile

Also Consider

Also Consider

Overview

Overview

People are saying

Multnomah University says

If it's Bible you want, then you want Multnomah! Since the 1930s, Multnomah has been teaching the Bible to men and women who want to know more about God and the Christian life. We are committed to keeping the unchanging Word of God central to all we do and teach at Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary.

Please browse this section of our site to learn more about our core values and mission. We desire to train up students to be a transforming force in their church, community, and world, and we invite you to be a part of that.

Visit our President's Corner to see the heartbeat of our leadership. Learn about upcoming speaking engagements featuring our faculty, and discover what is happening in some of our associated ministries. Peruse our news and events section to find out what's happening on campus. Join us in rejoicing at what the Lord is doing in and through this campus!

Latest Tweet

Student Life

Student Life

People are saying

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 438
Gender 61% Male / 39% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 82% Full Time / 18% Part Time
Geography 50% In State / 50% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 50% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 79%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 4%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $100.00. Housing deposit due : Jul 15. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

34% of students live on-campus.

72% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major internships cooperative education teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (34%), Lay Ministry (18%), Psychology (10%), Religious Education (7%), Elementary Education and Teaching (6%), History (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Greek language and literature from its origins through the fall of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire, as a secular and/or theological subject. Includes instruction in philology, Attic and Hellenistic dialects, Koine (Biblical) Greek, and Medieval or Byzantine Greek.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals for ordination as ministers or priests in any of the Christian religious traditions. Includes instruction in the theology and polity of a particular church, church law, liturgy and ritual, principles of pastoral ministry, homiletics, evangelism, church/parish organization and management, Christian ethics, church history, and related studies.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the Hebrew language. Includes instruction in philology; Biblical Hebrew (including Pre- and Post-Exilic scripts); Modern Hebrew; dialects; and applications to business, science/technology, and other settings.

Job Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that prepares non-ordained individuals to serve as lay pastors, religious educators, youth leaders, and other professional positions open to the laity in local churches and other settings. Includes instruction in bible studies, theology, spirituality, pastoral counseling, foundations of ministry, effective communication, and church leadership.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Religious Workers, All Other
All religious workers not listed separately.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of religious outreach, social service and proselytization, and that prepares individuals for mission vocations. Includes instruction in theology, evangelism, preaching, medical and social mission work, missionary education, missionary aviation, emergency services, legal and political aspects of working in other countries, and preparation for ordination as missionaries.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the history, theory, composition, and performance of music for religious or sacred purposes, and that prepares individuals for religious musical vocations such as choir directors, cantors, organists, and chanters.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.

A program that prepares the ordained clergy and other religious professionals to provide spiritual, counseling, and leadership services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Includes instruction in child and adolescent psychology, human growth and development, family studies, communication skills, religious education, youth counseling, small group leadership, planning and organizing youth activities, volunteer supervision, and youth evangelism and worship.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that focuses on the principles and practice of teaching English to students who are not proficient in English or who do not speak, read or write English, and that may prepare individuals to function as teachers and administrators in such programs.

Job Opportunities:

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications.

Job Opportunities:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Radio and Television Announcers
Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.
Public Address System and Other Announcers
Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.
Public Relations Specialists
Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.
Writers and Authors
Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.

Administration & Faculty

President Daniel R Lockwood
Interim President Wayne Strickland
Accredited by Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 28
Student : Faculty Ratio 15 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 71 : 28
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 14
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 85

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 HUM101 6.0
AP Biology 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Computer Science A 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 ENG120 and ENG220 6.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 ENG120 and Literature course 6.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 N/A 4.0
AP European History 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 N/A 16.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 N/A 16.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Latin 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP Music Theory 3.0 MUS233, MUS234 6.0
AP Physics B 3.0 N/A 6.0
AP Psychology 3.0 PSY100 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 N/A 8.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 N/A 16.0
AP Statistics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 N/A 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 HST201, HST202 6.0
AP World History 3.0 HST101, HST102 6.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 53.8% accepted of 184 applications

100% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
22% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 27
 
SATMath490 - 580
Reading500 - 650
Writing490 - 590

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Academic GPA, Recommendations, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Important: Character Personal Qualities, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, First Generation College Student, Interview, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 0
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 2
Science Lab 0 1
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 0
Academic Electives 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $25,198 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $21,322
$30K-$48K $20,511
$48K-$75K $24,671
$75K-$110K $29,878
$110K+ $29,928

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $21,600, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $21,600 Same as On-Campus
Fees $250 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,400 $8,000
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $30,250 $30,850

Students Receiving Aid

93% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 67% $6,775
Federal Scholarships/Grants 50% $4,427
Institutional Grants 93% $6,364
Other Federal Grants 43% $354
Other Loans 7% $9,750
Pell Grants 50% $4,120
Student Loans 67% $7,750

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.multnomah.edu/admissions/tuition-finaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.multnomah.edu/admissions/tuition-finaid/college/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

30% of students graduated on time.

47% of students graduated in six years.

67% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Multnomah University participates in the for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Track and Field and Cross Country David Lee (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Track and Field and Cross Country David Lee (Get recruited )

Rankings

WalletHub

#106 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America
Questions about Multnomah University

Want more info about Multnomah University? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer