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Be Known is Our Mission

The adult degree program empowers adult students to complete a bachelor’s degree in a Christ-centered environment through a cohort-based education with career-relevant curriculum and personal attention from staff and faculty who ensure that each student will be known.

Read what students have to say about their George Fox adult degree program experience.

A Leader in Adult Degree Education

George Fox was one of the first universities in the country to provide adult-centered degree completion. We have been serving adult learners since 1986, and have one of the best reputations in the state for knowing and meeting the needs of adult students.

The university maintains a high standard of academic quality while providing a faith-infused education, a combination that has earned us repeated recognition as one of the top Christian colleges in the nation. Forbes consistently ranks George Fox among the top Christian colleges in the country, and U.S. News & World Report classifies the university as a first-tier "Best National University."

Is This a Real Bachelor’s Degree?

While the fast-paced, cohort-based courses in George Fox’s degree-completion program are notably different from a 16-week traditional undergraduate class, the diploma you earn at the finish of your time with us is no different.

Emblazoned with “George Fox University” just like any other diploma, your accomplishment will enable you to join the thousands of George Fox degree-completion students who have gone before you – advancing to a new position at work, transitioning into a new career, securing a new job, or simply finishing a life-long dream of earning a bachelor’s degree. Whatever is driving your journey to a degree, we're here to help you earn that diploma.


All degree programs at George Fox University are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. They are approved by the U.S. government and the state of Oregon for the education of veterans, and by the U.S. attorney general for the admission of international students.

Additional discipline-specific accreditation has been awarded to many of our undergraduate and graduate programs. Follow the link for a list of these nationally accredited programs.

Our Christian Perspective

While we do not expect all of our students to embrace our faith, the Christian commitment at George Fox shapes our identity.

Whether Christian or non-Christian, students in George Fox's degree-completion program will be known personally, academically, professionally, and spiritually. In both in-person and online degree completion courses, students are encouraged to explore their own unique worldviews, digging beneath surface-level responses to uncover what they believe about the world around them and their purpose in it. Our Christ-centered community empowers students to articulate their own belief systems, act with integrity, seek excellence, and encourage others.

All students are required to take one faith-based course during their major. Titled "Christian Faith and Thought," this course provides a safe place for students to explore their own ideas about worldview, purpose, and faith, weighing a variety of cultural lenses alongside a deeper understanding of the core beliefs of Christianity.