Warner Pacific College

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Warner Pacific College
Warner pacific college logo.png
Established 1937
Type Private liberal arts college
Religious affiliation Church of God
Endowment $2.95 million
President Dr. Andrea Cook
Students 1333
Location Portland, OR, USA
45°30′22″N 122°35′35″W / 45.506°N 122.593°W / 45.506; -122.593Coordinates: 45°30′22″N 122°35′35″W / 45.506°N 122.593°W / 45.506; -122.593
Campus Urban
Former names Pacific Bible College
Colors      Warner Pacific blue
     Mount Tabor green
Athletics NAIACCC
Nickname Knights
Affiliations CCCU
Website warnerpacific.edu

Warner Pacific College is an urban, Christian liberal arts college located in Southeast Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1937, the college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. A private college, it is affiliated with the Church of God.


Warner Pacific College was founded in 1937 as Pacific Bible College and is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).[1]

In 1939, the first graduating class consisted of two women who received the Christian Education certificate.

The college moved to tts (0.06-km²) urban 15 acre campus is located on the southern slope of Mount Tabor (adjacent to the 195-acre (0.79 km2) [0.79-km²] Mount Tabor Park.)in 1940, and in 1959, the College changed its name to Warner Pacific College.


McGuire Auditorium

Warner Pacific College's traditional undergraduate program offers 29 majors, four areas of pre-professional study, and 27 minors. For working adults, Warner Pacific College offers its adult degree program with an Associate Degree in organizational dynamics, Bachelor degrees in accounting, business administration and human development,[citation needed], a Master of Science degree in management and organizational leadership, a Master of Education degree, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and a Master of Accounting degree.

Enrollment totals 1,442 students with a student to faculty ratio of 11:1.[1] Students at Warner Pacific are from eighteen states and nine countries.[citation needed] The on-campus library contains 56,647 volumes.[1] The college was ranked as the 26th best amongst western regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report in 2011.[2]


Warner Pacific Knights
University Warner Pacific College
Conference Cascade Collegiate Conference
NAIA Division II
Location Portland, OR
Varsity teams 9
Nickname Knights
     Columbia blue       Black
Website www.wpcknights.com

Warner Pacific teams, nicknamed athletically as the Knights, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track & field. Women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track & field and volleyball. The school will add men's and women's wrestling starting with the 2014 to 2015 school year.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "America's Best Colleges 2008: Warner Pacific College.". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  2. ^ Siemers, Erik (September 14, 2011). "UofO 101st, OSU 138th in U.S. News rankings". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Warner Pacific College to add men's and women's wrestling". The Oregonian. October 28, 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Representative Victor S. 'Vic' Gilliam (OR)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 5 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Senator Rod Monroe". Oregon State Legislature. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Steve Inskeep. Religion, Politics a Potent Mix for Jerry Falwell, NPR, June 30, 2006
  7. ^ http://www.kutless.com/
  8. ^ http://www.warnerpacific.edu/about/alumni/alumni-awards/2011-professional-achievement-award/

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