Multnomah University

Also known as Multnomah Bible College

8435 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR

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Founded in 1936 By Rev. John G. Mitchell, Multnomah University was established to bring the truth of God's word to the Pacific Northwest. Located in Portland, Oregon, Multnomah has gone through several phases, initially a school, then later a seminary and college, until 2008 when the school officially became a University. Multnomah has expanded its educational offerings over the years expanding beyond theological and biblical offerings, though spiritual and cultural development are part of the schools overall goals for students.


Multnomah University offers a diverse set of programs at the undergraduate level along with its graduate and seminary programs. The school has expanded its undergraduate offerings over time and it is important to note that all students major in biblical and theological studies alongside a second major or minor of their choice.

Some majors offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admissions to Multnomah University require a student to have a high school diploma and GPA of at least 2.5 or a GED. Students applying out of high school must also submit SAT or ACT test scores, letters of recommendation and a personal statement. Transfer students who have completed 24 or more semester hours do not need to submit test scores. Students interested in financial aid should determine their eligibility by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and working with the financial aid office to determine what forms of aid are right for the individual.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at Multnomah University. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

Find more information about available programs offered by Multnomah University by clicking the request information button to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies


English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies


Theology and Religious Vocations

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The cost of attendance is approximately - per year, after the grants, scholarships and other forms of aid are calculated. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. The cost to submit an application is $40. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (503) 251-5336, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The financial figures shown on this page provide information regarding costs and fees at Multnomah University, these numbers may change in a given year due to a variety of factors.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $22,000-$27,000
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $700 to $840 per unit
  • Required fees: $560

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $13,000-$16,000 for graduate students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $480-$570 per unit
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $230

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$12,728
Receiving Student Loans98%$6,357

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Contact Information

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