Clackamas County awarded Marylhurst University the highest possible recognition in its Leaders in Sustainability program, Gold certification, on April 20, 2016.
Board of Trustees
Campus Life and Culture
Tuition and Financial Aid
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17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
P.O. Box 261
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261
Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. We also have received specialized accreditation and approvals from many organizations.
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning has cited Marylhurst as a national leader in serving adult students. We received CAEL's 2004 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."
Melody Rose, Ph.D., President
Debi Meyers, Vice President for Finance and Campus Services
Joan Saalfeld, SNJM, Ph.D., Vice President for Mission Integration
Nicola Sysyn, Vice President for University Advancement
Beth Woodward, Vice President for Enrollment Management
The Marylhurst University Board of Trustees includes prominent members of the regional community and is chaired by Scott Bolton '02, Vice President of External Affairs for PacifiCorp. Trustees are Marylhurst alumni, corporate executives, educators and civic leaders. The board represents a variety of industries, including financial services, retail, health services, public utilities and university education. Each member brings a unique perspective and high caliber of leadership.
Marylhurst University has 43 full-time and 175 part-time faculty. All are professionals and/or scholars recognized in their fields. Each brings practical, tested experience to the classroom.
Undergraduate students: 514
Graduate students: 468
96% are on a degree-seeking track
4% are enrolled for professional development and/or personal growth
Ethnic minority 17%
Race/ethnicity unknown/not reported 14%
Marylhurst's international students represent 10 countries. The countries most represented are Canada, Japan, South Korea and Mexico.
Figures from Marylhurst University Fact Book/IPEDS Winter Report, February 2016
There are more than 9,000 Marylhurst University alumni, spanning the graduating classes of 1927 through today.
Business and Leadership
Business Management * BS
Business Management * BAS
English Literature and Writing
Media and Film Studies
Real Estate Studies *
Master of Arts in Applied Pastoral Theology
Master of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Arts in Music Therapy (starting fall 2016)
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Business Administration *
Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management
Master of Business Administration in Real Estate *
Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Business *
Master of Divinity
Master of Education
Master of Science in Food Systems & Society *
Art Therapy (graduate)
Business and Management
Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Gerontology (undergraduate or graduate)
Pastoral Care (graduate)
Theological Studies (graduate)
* These programs are offered online
The university hosts an array of musical, literary and other cultural events in St. Anne's Chapel, Wiegand Lecture & Recital Hall, Flavia Salon and Clark Commons. In 2014-15, 600+ external bookings were recorded with an estimated attendance of more than 35,000. The Lajos Balogh Performance Shell is a wonderful venue for outdoor theatrical and musical performances. The Art Gym, recipient of a $1.25 million grant from the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, is a showcase for Pacific Northwest artists. More than a dozen student organizations operate on campus.
Shoen Library is a center for learning and scholarship for Marylhurst students as well as the surrounding community. With a comprehensive collection of books, e-books, periodicals, e-journals, CDs, DVDs, streaming video and audio, electronic research databases, computer labs and quiet space for study and reflection, Shoen Library is a favorite destination for students. Open seven days a week, Shoen Library houses meeting rooms, an art gallery, the Writing Center, the Math Resource Center, ESL tutoring and the ITS Help Desk.
(Effective summer term 2016)
Undergraduate: $463 per quarter credit
Graduate: $618 per quarter credit
Financial aid 2014-15
The average aid for a full-time undergraduate student for 2014-15 was $15,600 (with loans) and $9442 (without loans).