All About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst is a premier, not-for-profit, applied liberal arts and business university serving today’s diverse learners, like yourself.  We deliver an innovative, exceptional academic and social experience in a personalized, accessible and caring environment (online and on campus). Learn more about Marylhurst, our beautiful campus community located in Portland, Oregon and how we have served the people of Oregon and beyond since 1893.

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Choosing Marylhurst is a big decision so we’ve compiled things to consider about Marylhurst as you weigh your higher education options.

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Stats and facts about our university including the number of students, faculty, our diversity and degrees offered.

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Marylhurst is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and has been accredited by NWCCU since 1977.

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Marylhurst is led by a Board of Trustees and is currently under the direction of President Melody Rose who is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the university, and reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

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Marylhurst University was founded in 1893 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. We are Oregon’s oldest Catholic university, and we were the first liberal arts college for women established in the Northwest.

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As a Catholic university that embraces people of all faiths and backgrounds, Marylhurst is committed to faith-inspired values, educating leaders of competence, conscience and compassion who will work to create a more just, humane and sustainable world.

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