Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Marylhurst University Online School

About Marylhurst University Online

Location and Contact Information

Located 10 minutes south of Portland, Oregon on Highway 43, between Lake Oswego and West Linn.

Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
PO Box 261 Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261
Phone: 503.636.8141
Toll-free: 1.800.634.9982


Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Marylhurst has received specialized accreditation and approvals from numerous organizations.


Marylhurst received the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning's 2004 Institutional Service Award.


Judith Johansen, J.D., PresidentDr. David Plotkin, ProvostJanet Williams, Vice President for Human ResourcesMichael Lammers, Vice President for Finance and AdministrationDavid Dickson, Vice President for University Advancement

Board of Trustees

The Marylhurst Board of Trustees is comprised of prominent members of the Portland community and chaired by Ruth A. Beyer of Stoel Rives LLP. They 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.


46 full-time faculty
402 part-time faculty

The Marylhurst faculty is comprised of working professionals recognized in their fields – leaders, managers, marketers, entrepreneurs, published writers, accomplished scholars, scientists and artists. Each brings practical, tested experience to the classroom.

Student Body

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students

Men 32%

Women 68%

86% are on a degree-seeking track.

14% are enrolled for professional development and/or personal growth.

67% are taking at least one online class.

Ethnic Background:

Caucasian 76%
Minority 15%
International/Nonresidents 9%
Unknowns excluded
Marylhurst's international students represent 13 countries. The countries most represented are: Thailand, Turkey, Japan and Taiwan.

Figures from Marylhurst University Fact Book / IPEDS Winter Report, December 2008.


There are more than 9,000 alumni in the Alumni Association, spanning the graduating classes of 1927 through today. The Alumni Board consists of individuals from a variety of degree programs.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degrees:

Business and Leadership
Business Management*
Cultural Studies
English Literature and Writing
Human Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Music Composition
Music Performance
Music Therapy
Organizational Communication
Real Estate Studies*
Religious Studies

Graduate Degrees:

Master of Arts in Art Therapy Counseling
Master of Business Administration*
Master of Education
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Applied Theology
Master of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry, in cooperation with the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Professional Certificates:

Art Therapy (post-master's)
Business and Management
Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Counseling (post-master's)
Human Resources
Pastoral Care
Public Relations*
Real Estate*
Sacred Music
Theological Studies
Training and Development

* These programs are offered online.

Campus Life & Culture

The University hosts lectures and performances in St. Anne’s Chapel, Wiegand Lecture & Recital Hall, Flavia Salon and Clark Commons. The Art Gym, awarded the 2005 Governor's Arts Award, is a showcase for Northwest artists. The Bookstore sells textbooks, trade books, school supplies and gift items.


Shoen Library provides resources to students and faculty both on campus and at a distance. It has more than 90,000 books, 1700 videos, 1300 CDs and 300 print periodical subscriptions. Subscriptions to online databases offer access to more than 14,000 full-text periodical articles. Membership in the Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium expands access to 28 million items from 36 Northwest academic libraries. Open seven days a week, Shoen Library houses computer labs, meeting rooms, a music listening room and an art gallery.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition 2009-10

Undergraduate: $376 per credit hour
Graduate: $484 per credit hour
Average expenses based on an undergraduate student attending full-time, i.e., taking 15 credits a term for 3 terms:


Books $1,800
Room & Board* $9,000
Personal Expenses $1,860
Transportation $1,500
TOTAL $31,080

*Estimated area housing costs. Marylhurst is a commuter college; student housing is not available on campus.

Financial Aid 2007-08

Approximately 54.46 percent of students receive financial aid of some kind. The average aid for a full-time undergraduate student is $11,390 and may include grants, scholarships, loans and work awards.


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