SuccessfulStudent.org ranked the Best Sustainable and Renewable Energy Colleges in the United States, and Marylhurst University landed at number six.
Schools and programs included in the Best Sustainable and Renewable Energy Colleges list “are on the cutting edge of education in renewable/sustainable energy,” according to SuccessfulStudent.org. Programs were ranked “from the student’s point of view” on four factors: degree types, variety in coursework, breadth of instruction in sustainable energy, and academic reputation.
Marylhurst University was recognized for its longevity (granting its first degree in 1897), nonprofit status, and for offering degrees on campus and online.
Marylhurst’s fully online Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Business was applauded for teaching sustainability-minded students to be business leaders. Courses include Organizational Behavior, Principles of Sustainability, Alternative and Renewable Energies, and a final Capstone Project, in which students demonstrate their knowledge of sustainability in business management.
Marylhurst University was among the first to offer a graduate program in sustainable business beginning in 2010. Graduates of the program have gone on to management positions in wind energy, electric vehicles and clean technology, the pharmaceutical industry, urban development, the wine industry, and some even started their own enterprises, including a digital currency start-up and this eco-friendly laundromat in North Portland.