Warner Pacific College was founded in 1937 and is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Its 15-acre (0.06-km²) urban campus is located on the southern slope of Mount Tabor (adjacent to the 195-acre (0.79 km2) [0.79-km²] Mount Tabor Park.)
The college has long sought to expand its campus, most recently (in 2006) pursuing the purchase of a nine-acre portion of city property adjoining the park. In its negotiations, the college was represented by attorney and former Parks commissionerJim Francesconi.
Warner Pacific College's traditional undergraduate program offers 27 majors, four areas of pre-professional study, and 29 minors. For working adults, Warner Pacific College offers its adult degree program with an associate degree in organizational dynamics, Bachelor's degrees in accounting, business administration and human development, 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 1,333 students with a student to faculty ratio of 14:1. Students at Warner Pacific are from eighteen states and nine countries. The on-campus library contains 56,647 volumes. The college was ranked as the 26th best amongst western regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report in 2011.
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.