Christian Colleges on the West Coast

This is an alphabetical list of member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) located in the Pacific Northwest and on the west coast of the United States – basically, private Christian colleges in Washington, Oregon, or California. The majority are liberal arts colleges and universities.

Last updated in January 2021.

CCCU Membership Categories

Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

Biola University
La Mirada, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

Bushnell University
Eugene, OR
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Athletic Association: NAIA

California Baptist University
Riverside, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Athletic Association: NCAA Division I

Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

Corban University
Salem, OR
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Mennonite Brethren Church
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

George Fox University
Newberg, OR
Denominational Affiliation: Friends
Athletic Association: NCAA Division III

Hope International University
Fullerton, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Athletic Association: NAIA

Multnomah University
Portland, OR
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

Northwest University
Kirkland, WA
Denominational Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Athletic Association: NAIA

Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Athletic Association: NCAA Division I

Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

San Diego Christian College
Santee, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

Simpson University
Redding, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Christian and Missionary Alliance
Athletic Association: NAIA

Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA
Denominational Affiliation: Free Methodist
Athletic Association: NCAA Division II

Vanguard University of Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Assemblies of God
Athletic Association: NAIA

Walla Walla University
College Place, WA
Denominational Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist
Athletic Association: NAIA

Warner Pacific University
Portland, OR
Denominational Affiliation: Church of God
Athletic Association: NAIA

Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

Whitworth University
Spokane, WA
Denominational Affiliation: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Athletic Association: NCAA Division III

William Jessup University
Rocklin, CA
Denominational Affiliation: Nondenominational
Athletic Association: NAIA

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