Why Choose Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
TOP-RANKED GRADUATE PROGRAMS
From a nationally recognized Art Therapy program to our popular MBA, our graduate programs are well-respected and help our alumni take charge of their futures.
DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAMS
Need to complete your bachelor’s degree? We offer straight-forward, industry connected degree completion programs.Transfer your credits today.
ACCESS TO EXCELLENCE
Online, evening or weekend classes make our programs highly accessible to the busy individual who wants to continue to work while completing their degree program.
We offer you a vibrant campus filled with arts, music and cultural events, like our popular Speaker Series or our outdoor concerts called Summer on the Green.
Marylhurst always has a lot going on like faculty presenting on interesting topics, students doing great things in our community or our music ensembles winning awards. Check out our news and features about Marylhurst University’s students, faculty and extended community. Visit our full News and Features section.
Marylhurst MBA student Phernell Walker II received two awards in 2017 for his work as an educator in the optometry field from the National Academy of Opticianry and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. [Read more…]
Marylhurst is a community hub of cultural, literary, art and music events, like our free Summer on the Green concerts and our annual Reading Series and Speaker Series. View all upcoming events at Marylhurst, and add our next concert, art exhibition, reading or talk to your calendar.
With a repertoire spanning from J.S. Bach and Domenico Scarlatti to Jimi Hendrix and Elliott Carter, Michael Nicolella is recognized as one of America’s most innovative classical guitar virtuosos.
A beautiful, historic campus
Marylhurst University is located just 10 miles south of downtown Portland and just minutes from the beautiful Willamette River. More than 60 tranquil acres make up our campus with historic buildings built in the 1930s. Come take a tour. Parking is free.
Sustainability Focused Campus
As a leader in higher education and in our community, we actively engage in sustainability. We work to set an example of service, social responsibility and stewardship in the natural world through academic programs, our Sustainability Advisory Council, and campus-based sustainability initiatives.
Inspiring Change Since 1893
Since 1893, Marylhurst has inspired change both locally and globally. Our foundresses, the Sisters of the Holy Names, advocated for access to education and social justice in our region, our graduates have gone on to build organizations that improve our communities and our faculty and staff continue to innovate in and outside of the classroom to inspire the next generation of Marylhurstians.
What makes Marylhurst unique and special is our incredible alumni who form a powerful network of engaged and socially minded individuals. From alumni who are inspiring change from within at top companies like Nike, Cambia Health, Kaiser Permenante and Alaska Airlines to those who forged their own path as entrepreneurs. Our alumni continue the legacy of excellence that is Marylhurst.