Marylhurst University


What They’re Known For

Marylhurst University was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1893 and continues to live up to its Catholic values of ethical leadership, service, and social responsibility. Marylhurst specializes in helping adult learners achieve their educational goals while balancing life’s other responsibilities. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs based at its Portland, Oregon campus, as well as 100% online programs designed with the adult learner in mind.

Unique Opportunities

Ever since Marylhurst pioneered adult education in the 1970s, the university has been offering flexible and accessible degree programs.

  • Accelerated online Bachelor’s degree programs include a BA in English Literature and New Media, a BS in Real Estate Studies, a BAS in Business Management, and other options.
  • Accelerated online MBA candidates may choose from three concentrations: Health Care Management, Real Estate, and Sustainable Business.
  • The Prior Learning Assessment at Marylhurst identifies possible college credits for work and life experience, which may help eligible students to graduate earlier.
  • Career Development Workshops and Job Support at Marylhurst University are available to help students pursue their professional goals.

Why We Love Marylhurst

  • Marylhurst is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • The typical Marylhurst student is 30 or older, making this university a supportive community for nontraditional learners.
  • The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning awarded Marylhurst University the Institutional Service Award for its commitment to providing learning opportunities for adults.

Student Reviews

I love school… It's been an amazing process. Marylhurst is a place where students own their own learning. Sounds corny maybe, but it's true. I've seen it now.


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