Bushnell University at a Glance

Get to know Bushnell University and how we foster wisdom, faith, and service in every student.

Quick Statistics

Lowest average annual cost for Oregon regionally accredited private universities – College Scorecard

Average class size is 14

97% of undergraduates graduate in four years

Student/Faculty ratio is 12:1

91% of all students receive some form of financial aid

9,491 living alumni


805 enrolled students

398 Undergraduates

194 Evening/Online Undergraduates

213 Graduate Students

Career Readiness

100% of traditional undergraduate students graduate with at least 135 hours of field experience

83% of Bushnell students are working in their field of study within 6 months of graduation

95% of internship supervisors rate Bushnell students career readiness as above average or exceptional

Degree Programs

Undergraduate Majors

Online Programs of Study

Graduate Programs of Study


Affiliation: NAIA / Cascade Collegiate Conference / NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports)

Women’s Teams (8): Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Esports, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Men’s Teams (6): Basketball, Cross Country, Track & Field, Esports, Golf, Soccer

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Community Life, Service, and Co-Curricular Activities

5000+ hours of community service given by Bushnell students, faculty and staff

285 formal activities offered for students annually

9% of students participate in Bushnell sponsored international and regional mission trips


Bushnell University is located in Eugene, Oregon.


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

Council for Accreditation of

Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Oregon Board of Licensed

Professional Counselors and Therapists

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission


Council of Christian College and Universities

Council of Independent Colleges

Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Chamber of Commerce: Eugene, Ore.; Roseburg, Ore.;  Springfield, Ore.

Accreditation & Membership


Bushnell University was established in 1895 by pastor-educator Eugene C. Sanderson and pioneer businessman and church leader James A. Bushnell and named Eugene Divinity School. Through a series of name changes and a merger, the college became known as Northwest Christian College in 1934. On July 1, 2020 the name officially changed to Bushnell University.

Our History