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Northwest Christian University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Northwest Christian University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Northwest Christian University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Northwest Christian University was awarded 8 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, Northwest Christian is ranked #1,172 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 20 colleges in Oregon, Northwest Christian is ranked at #15.

See all of the rankings for Northwest Christian University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Northwest Christian?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Northwest Christian University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 65% of students accepted to Northwest Christian submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 473 and 568. Math scores were between 470 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northwest Christian University  ( 473 to 568 )

SAT Math Scores for Northwest Christian University  ( 470 to 550 )
Northwest Christian received ACT scores from 40% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Northwest Christian University  ( 17 to 23 )

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Northwest Christian University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Northwest Christian University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Northwest Christian University is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Northwest Christian University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Northwest Christian University this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Northwest Christian the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Northwest Christian University.

Average Overall Diversity at Northwest Christian

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 605 undergraduates at Northwest Christian with 444 being full-time and 161 being part-time.

Northwest Christian Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Northwest Christian scored 58.77 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  58.77 out of 100
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How Much Does Northwest Christian University Cost?

The overall average net price of Northwest Christian is $19,277. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Northwest Christian

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,079 $13,830 $21,395 $20,368 $22,586

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Northwest Christian, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Northwest Christian, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,586 a year. That adds up to $26,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northwest Christian is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Northwest Christian Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Northwest Christian with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,100 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Northwest Christian University make the most money.

Location of Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Eugene, Oregon. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Northwest Christian University

Contact details for Northwest Christian are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 828 E. 11Th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401-3745
Phone: 541-343-1641

Northwest Christian University Majors

During the 2017-2018 academic year, students from 23 majors graduated from Northwest Christian University. Of these students, 166 received undergraduate degrees and 98 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates

Learn more about the majors offered at Northwest Christian University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Northwest Christian

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 642 students took at least one online class at Northwest Christian University. This is an increase from the 511 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 642 371
2016-2017 511 278
2015-2016 446 239
2014-2015 442 234
2013-2014 397 208

Learn more about online learning at Northwest Christian University.

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