Northwest University at Salem is Oregon’s most affordable Christian university. Conveniently located several miles north of Salem and less than 40 miles south of downtown Portland, the campus is set in the beautiful and inspiring Bethel Park.

NU at Salem is an extension campus of Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington. Northwest is highly ranked among colleges in the Western United States, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

NU Salem offers degree programs in the following areas: Bachelors in Business Management, Ministry Leadership, and Psychology; Associate and Certificate in Ministry Leadership; and Associate in Arts General Studies. Upon completing the General Studies AA, you can relocate to the Kirkland Campus where you will find an excellent selection of four-year degree programs (, or another private/public institution of your choice.


Northwest University at Salem is focused on equipping you to be an effective leader in the 21st century, whether the Lord directs you into vocational ministry or the marketplace.

During your educational journey you will be strengthened as you grow intellectually and spiritually. You will develop organizational and interpersonal skills as you participate in practical learning activities with faculty, staff, and peers. These skills will equip you to serve, at a high level, wherever the Lord calls you.

THREE GREAT REASONS for choosing Northwest University at Salem:

NU at Salem is AFFORDABLE: Oregon’s most affordable Christian university.

NU at Salem is ACCESSIBLE: The Salem campus is convenient for commuters and working students. Our non-traditional schedule makes it possible for many of our full-time students to attend classes only two days a week.

NU at Salem is ACADEMICALLY EXCELLENT: Our dedicated faculty is committed to student success. NU at Salem maintains the highest level of accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (regional).

For more information about NU at Salem please go to our website.

Contact Information:

503.304.0092  Office          PO Box 9248, Salem, OR  97305 


Dr. Debbie Lamm Bray (Ph.d.),

Rev. Mark Robinson (MACM/MBA),