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Northwest University—grow your Christian faith and expand your career possibilities.

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Unleashing Student Potential Since 1934

NU has been educating leaders since 1934 at our campus near Seattle. Over the years, we've seen the improbable made possible. New industries from Microsoft. New retail from Amazon. New vaccines from Amgen. And we've seen it in the thousands of lives that have been transformed by our education. If you have a dream, we can help make it possible.

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Associate & Certificate Programs

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Benefits of Online and Traditional Education: Master of Education

If you are currently a teacher with the desire to expand your skills and career opportunities, Northwest University’s Master of Education could be the perfect program for you. We have interviewed three students who will graduate from this program in Spring 2016 for their perspective on the benefits and challenges of NU’s M.Ed. program.

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Is On-Campus An Option?

In addition to our online programs, we also offer several campus locations to serve you. Each one offers a variety of on-campus degree programs, all accredited at the highest institutional levels possible. If you live nearby, they’re a great option.

Kirkland, WA Sacramento, CA Salem, OR


NU has institutional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


We've been educating leaders for more than 80 years.


Non-profit university with a distinctly Christian heritage.


Generous financial aid packages are available to those who apply and qualify.