Affiliates: Private Colleges & Universities


Multnomah University

Multnomah University’s mission is to equip Christian students through higher education to become biblically competent, academically proficient, spiritually formed, and culturally engaged servant leaders, shaped to be a transforming force in the church, community, and world.

National University of Natural Medicine

National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical university in North America. Our exceptional graduate programs in naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine blend ancient healing wisdom with modern science in challenging curricula. NUNM’s natural medicine clinics and Helfgott Research Institute are also central to the student experience. The institution is located in Portland, Oregon, a haven for those seeking well–being, community, culture and natural beauty—an ideal place to study natural medicine.

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has earned a reputation as a leading college of art and craft in the United States offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers, the uniquely small, mentor-based community encourages work across the full range of its specialized facilitates in the seven studio areas that comprise Craft at OCAC. Founded in 1907, OCAC is an active player in the Portland, OR ethos as the home of the small batch, hand-made, environmentally sound, and ethically entrepreneurial.

Pacific Northwest College of Art

With more than a century of active experience, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is one of America’s most innovative and fastest growing centers of arts education. At PNCA, leading-edge work emerges from studio process, a commitment to craft, and the practice of design and fine art thinking and making.

University of Western States

Founded in 1904, University of Western States (UWS) is the second oldest chiropractic program in the world. It has since evolved in to a leading accredited institution for an evidence-informed, science-based education, with a focus on health and wellness.

What has remained consistent is the university’s commitment to creating health sciences practitioners with a passion for patient care. The university motto “For the good of the patient” guides every action and teaching at the institution, especially its mission to improve the health of society through wellness-based, patient-centered care.

Western Seminary

Western Seminary delivers trustworthy and accessible training for gospel-centered transformation. Western is a theologically conservative, trans-denominational graduate school that trains students online as well as at three campuses and a teaching site in the Western United States. We specialize in serving students who want to train for biblically informed Christian ministry — without the need to relocate or rebuild life around school. We are convinced that nothing changes lives like the biblical gospel.

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