We Believe

Multnomah University exists to tap into your potential and to equip you to pursue your calling. Our faculty and staff are passionate teachers and compassionate leaders who will help cultivate your faith and maximize your impact.

Come experience countless adventures, great coffee, and the diverse culture that Portland and the Pacific Northwest have to offer. Immerse yourself in our tight-knit Christian community to make your experiences even more memorable and transformative. Journey further, grow stronger, and love deeper as you do life at Multnomah because We Believe you were made for the extraordinary.

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Mission & Vision

We equip students to love Christ and serve their neighbors as a transforming force in the church, community, and world.

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The Nomah Nation takes the idea of being a Christian on and off the field seriously. We believe athletics foster teamwork, leadership, health, the pursuit of excellence, and a place for the entire Multnomah community to come together and roar for our Lions!

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Multnomah strives to be an educational institution where all students receive the support and resources they need to succeed and flourish. We Believe all people are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. Furthermore, we are made more whole by our diversity.

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Two Female Students at Graduation

The History of Multnomah University

Rev. John G. Mitchell founded Multnomah School of the Bible in 1936 based on his vision to instruct men and women in the truth of God’s word. As we grew, the demand for diverse educational programs in service to God did too. In 1993 our name changed to Multnomah Bible College and Seminary to reflect this expansion. Finally, in 2008, we made the transition and title change to Multnomah University as it is known and loved today.

For over 80 years, Multnomah has equipped its students to love Christ and serve their neighbors wherever God leads. With every new degree and program offered, we strive to ready students for a career that brings glory and honor to God. In turn, our efforts continue to fulfill the mission of Multnomah while effectively adapting to the demands of the modern workforce.

1936 Multnomah School of the Bible was founded
35 Denominations represented
100% Percent of incoming undergrad students who receive university aid
11:1 Ratio of students to faculty

“We are a community of learners seeking to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and in relationship with Jesus. We're taking this journey together.”

Karen Fancher, Assistant Professor MAGDJ