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National resource for online education highlights NCU as third in Oregon

CaptureEUGENE, OR, (AUG. 18, 2015) – Northwest Christian University has been named third in the Top 10 Online Colleges in Oregon by BestSchools.Com. The University was chosen in part because of the number and types of online degrees offered as well as our above industry average, 4-year graduation rate.

“Flexibility continues to be the number one concern from the non-traditional student population” says Executive Director of Admissions Kacie Gerdrum. “Online programs allow students the convenience they need to balance family, work and community commitments all while being able to accomplish their goal of completing their degree.”

Over the past three years, NCU has added four online programs, most recently the RN to BSN with a priority to meet the market needs all while continuing to provide academic excellence within a Christ-centered community.

About Northwest Christian University
Northwest Christian University is a liberal arts institution dedicated to providing a transformational education that champions wisdom, faith and service. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the University was founded in 1895 and is affiliated with the historical restoration movement of churches in America. Northwest Christian University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional undergraduate, adult degree, and graduate program formats, as well as online programs for MBA and M.Ed. More information about the University is available at

About goes beyond the numbers of mainstream ranking data to investigate, report and help students understand the online college landscape. reviews online programs from colleges and universities across the U.S. that fit four characteristics: all schools are accredited by a regional accrediting body, offer at least on fully online Bachelor’s degree program, are not-for-profit organizations, and voluntarily disclose curriculum and tuition information on their website. offers resource articles and guides for the online student, covering topics such as transferring college credits and financial aid.