Warner Pacific College

Warner Pacific College
Type private, Christian
Established 1937
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
Colors      Warner Pacific blue
     Mount Tabor green
Affiliations Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)
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 and is affiliated with the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana).[1] 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 commissioner Jim Francesconi.[2]


McGuire Auditorium

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.[1] Students at Warner Pacific are from eighteen states and nine countries. 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.[3]


Warner Pacific Knights
University Warner Pacific College
Conference Cascade Collegiate Conference
NAIA Division II
Location Portland, OR
Varsity teams 9
Nickname Knights
Colors Columbia blue and 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.[4]

Notable alumni

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  1. 1 2 3 "America's Best Colleges 2008: Warner Pacific College.". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 12, 2008.
  2. Moore, Scott (November 23, 2006). "David vs. Goliath:The Battle for Mt. Tabor Heats Up". The Portland Mercury. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  3. Siemers, Erik (September 14, 2011). "UofO 101st, OSU 138th in U.S. News rankings". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  4. "Warner Pacific College to add men's and women's wrestling". The Oregonian. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  5. "Representative Victor S. 'Vic' Gilliam (OR)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  6. http://www.warnerpacific.edu/about/alumni/alumni-awards/2011-professional-achievement-award/
  7. Smith, Kae. "Rock Star 101—Kutless". Today's Christian Music. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  8. "Senator Rod Monroe". Oregon State Legislature. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  9. Steve Inskeep. Religion, Politics a Potent Mix for Jerry Falwell, NPR, June 30, 2006
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