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Marylhurst University is a private, non-profit, liberal arts university located in Marylhrurst, Oregon, 20 minutes south of Portland on the Willamette River. Marylhurst is part of a Suburban setting and is a commuter campus. ’lThe school has approximately 1,800 students that attend both on-campus (1,250) and online programs (550). Marylhurst offers several Certificate programs, Bachelor and Master Degrees.


ln 1893, St. Mary’s College was founded as the first liberal arts college to serve the educational needs of Northwest women. ln 1930, St. Mary’s College was renamed Marylhurst College and moved to its present location. ln 1974, Marylhurst became a co-educational institution and the first Iiberal arts college in the United States to be designated as a college for lifelong learning. ln 1977, Marylhurst received accreditation from the Northwest Associations of Secondary and Higher Schools. now known as Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. ln l986, Marylhurst established the Master of Art Therapy program, the only accredited art therapy program in the Northwest, and World Report’s Guide to America’s Best Colleges recognized Marylhurst as the best value in higher education among Western regional colleges and universities. ln 1998, Marylhurst College became Marylhurst University, Clackamas County’s first university. ln 2000, Marylhurst established the Bachelor of Music Therapy program, the only program in the Northwest accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and approved by the American Music Therapy Association. ln 2002, The lnternational Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) awarded Marylhurst University accreditation of its MBA, BS in business and BS in Real Estate Studies degree prograrns. ln 2004, at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning’s international conference, Marylhurst University received the Institutional Service Award for “outstanding commitment to the expansion of lifelong learning opportunities and for innovative efforts to improve access and quality in academic programs for adult learners.” ln 2007, Marylhurst was recognized for the seventh consecutive year in the US News & World Report’s Best Colleges list. In 2008, Marylhurst launched its the Master of Education program.


There’s never a reason to feel alone in your studies at Marylhurst, since there are academic support services like extensive undergraduate evening or early manning classes, study skills assistance, and a tutoring and writing center. Moreover, counselors can help students for some counseling or other types of support, including adult (re-entering) student services, career counseling, financial aid counseling, freshman orientation, personal counseling and veteran’s programs.

The following are the types of degrees and majors offered at Marylhurst University:

100% Online Programs:
Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Studies
Master of Business Administration
Finance, General
Healthcare Management
Real Estate Studies
Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Business
Social Sciences:
Social Sciences – General
Psychology – General

Philosophy and Religion:
Philosophy, Philosophy & Religion – General, Religion/Religious Studies
Communications & Journalism:
Communications/Rhetoric, Public Relations
Business, Management, & Marketing:
Business – General, Business Administration/Management, Business Communications, Real Estate
School of Visual and Performing Arts:
Art – General, Fine/Studio Arts, Interior Design, Music – General
Multiple or Interdisciplinary:
Natural Sciences

Most Popular Fields of Study


Marylhurst University accepts applications year-round and enrolls four times a year, in winter, spring, summer, and fall. The school is on a quarterly academic calendar.

Admission requirements for the online undergraduate degree programs ere:
  • Application and application fee
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • AA degree or 50 quarter hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Writing sample if no college level writing has been taken

Admission requirements for the online MBA are:
  • Application end application fee
  • Resume
  • Application essay
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from an employer)
  • Official transcripts o undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Admissions interview conducted with Enrollment Advisor
  • Applicants with fewer than five years of relevant work experience must have either:
      • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or
      • GMAT score of 450 or higher within the past four years.
  • MBA students can transfer up to eight quarter credits from an accredited graduate business program taken within the last five years.

The application fee for online programs is as follows:
  • Certificates: $10
  • Undergraduate: $40
  • Graduate: $50
  • International: $60

Financial Aid

lt is very important to submit financial aid applications and documents as quickly as possible. The deadline for financial aid applications is usually around April 15, but make sure to check the university website about the specific dates for the current year and the semester for which you’re enrolling.

Financial Aid for students is readily accessible at this school. If you are not a need-based student, financial aid is determined by the Admissions office.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3913th for the average student loan amount.
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The university is a Private, Liberal Arts College, University, Four-year, Roman Catholic Church, Coed, where 44 percent of the applicants were admitted and Regionally accredited. Furthermore, it is part of an Suburban setting, Large town (10,000 – 49,999) and Commuter campus. The school’s size is approximately seven hundred and thirty degree-seeking undergrads. Marylhurst University offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

This school features the Suburban setting, Large town (10,000 – 49,999) and Commuter campus. In other words, the school is located 10 miles from Portland.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 29th in Oregon and 2851st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingVery small four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Congressional District4105

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1766th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $19,665 $19,665 $19,665
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $437 $437 $437
FT Graduate Tuition $15,836 $15,836 $15,836
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $578 $578 $578
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $21,915 $21,915 $21,915
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $35,175 $35,175 $35,175
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $24,915 $24,915 $24,915

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $18,405 $18,945 $18,405 $18,945 $18,405 $18,945
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,250(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,450 $9,600
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,360(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,000(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 36 (13 male / 23 female)
Admitted 14 (5 male / 9 female)
Admission rate 39%
First-time Enrollment 8 (4 male / 4 female)
FT Enrollment 2 (1 male / 1 female)
PT Enrollment 6 (3 male / 3 female)
Total Enrollment1,408

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3000th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $54,311 ($54,505 male / $43,662 female)
Number of FT Faculty 45 (23 male / 22 female)
Number of PT Faculty 246
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $1,266,707

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