Marylhurst University is a small, private, Catholic, liberal arts institution located near Portland, OR. Founded in 1893 by the Sisters of the Holy Names, the university has cultivated academic excellence with a steadfast passion for leadership, service, and the liberal arts. The university emphasizes peer learning, personal attention, ethics, and a sense of community.
In 1998, Marylhurst began offering online programs for adult learners, and has been recognized on multiple occasions by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). CAEL has named Marylhurst University as a national leader for its “comprehensively effective practices in serving adult learners.” Only six institutions in the United States and Canada have earned this benchmark.
Marylhurst University is an equal-opportunity university dedicated to providing revolutionary higher education to self-directed students, with programs designed around innovative teaching and a relevant curriculum. Through its devotion to instilling ethical decision making, leadership, and altruism, Marylhurst University helps students responsibly engage their communities and leave indelible fingerprints on a rapidly changing world.