Founded in 1849 by Congregationalist pioneers and originally named the Tualatin Academy, Pacific University is one of the oldest universities in the western United States. Pacific University, was originally founded under the United Church of Christ but no longer has a formal association with it. Today, Pacific University is a private, comprehensive university covering the studies of liberal arts, optometry, education, healthcare and business.
Pacific University offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs from the following colleges:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Health Professions
- College of Optometry
Several degrees are offered completely online.
Accreditation & Licensing
Pacific University is accredited by:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)