Jessup University Makes Historic Move, Expanding Out-of-State with Additional Location in Oregon
Jessup to Receive 22 Acre Campus in Portland, Oregon Continuing to Serve Diverse Student Population
Portland, Oregon– Jessup University, a nationally-ranked Christian university is pleased to announce the establishment of a new location in Portland, Oregon. Jessup has entered into an agreement with historic Multnomah University to receive all of its assets and liabilities and to continue its faithful legacy in Oregon and beyond.
Dr. John Jackson, President of Jessup University since 2011, said, “With locations in the Sacramento, San Jose, and soon-to-be Portland regions, Jessup University will further extend our partnership with the Church to educate transformational leaders in culture. With our demonstrated expertise in Bible/Theology/Ministry, Business, Health Care, Psychology, and Education, we believe we can contribute and strengthen the Portland region and community with transformational leadership. We’re looking forward to continuing to offer a high-quality education for their students.”
This historic and strategic move allows Jessup to extend its unique partnership between local churches and communities by equipping students wherever they operate to be transformational leaders in culture. This is also the dawn of a new era for Multnomah, now known as the Multnomah Campus of Jessup University.
The transition will begin immediately with a strong focus on stability and preparing for future growth. Dr Jessica Taylor, President of Multnomah University said, “This partnership is an amazing opportunity to model what a loving and Christ-like presence is and can become across state lines and throughout the Pacific Northwest.”
Currently, Multnomah serves just over 500 students, and Jessup will continue offering top educational programs for these individuals, many of whom are first-generation college students. Jessup offers more than 70 programs on its Rocklin and San Jose campuses while guiding students toward fulfilling careers and authentic relationships with Christ.
Jessup and Multnomah were both established in the 1930s and have remarkably similar histories of equipping students to make positive impacts in their local communities and the world. The partnership represents a “merger of mission” and will propel the legacies of both Multnomah and Jessup forward while retaining their foundational principles of spiritual formation and academic rigor. The partnership also underscores their shared commitment to providing a faith-based education that empowers students to impact the world. Together, they embark on a journey combining the best of tradition and innovation setting the stage for a promising future for the Multnomah community.
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Jessup University is a highly ranked Christ-centered university in Northern California dedicated to offering Christ-centered higher education. Known for its commitment to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and cultural impact, Jessup is a trailblazer in providing students with the knowledge and values they need to succeed in their personal and professional lives.
Multnomah University, soon to be the Multnomah Campus of Jessup University, is a distinguished institution with a rich history of providing faith-based education for over eight decades. Since 1936, Multnomah has been a cornerstone of the Portland community, equipping students to make a difference in the world through transformational faith and learning.
Transitioning to the Multnomah Campus of Jessup University–Guidelines
Note: Information will be changed/added as regulatory and legal provisions indicate.
What is a teach-out?
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the accrediting body for Multnomah, defines a teach-out as “Provision by an institution for the equitable treatment of students if the institution closes or discontinues an educational program before all students enrolled in that program complete it.”
When will these changes take place?
Over the coming months, as we work out details of this partnership there are systems and processes that will unfold. This process includes regulators and government agencies with whom we are working closely.
Is there a time limit for when I must enroll at Jessup to take advantage of this teach-out?
Yes, you must enroll at Jessup no later than Fall 2024 or be on an active LOA and transfer by Spring 2025 in order to be considered part of the teach-out.
What can I do now?
Registration for Multnomah students is currently available through the student portal. Classes and schedule will remain the same for the spring semester. The best way to ensure progress toward your degree is to register as soon as possible. Charges and aid reflected on your spring statement will remain the same as outlined in the “Tuition, Fees, and Cost of Attendance” portion of the FAQ’s.
What happens if I need to take a semester or more off from Jessup during the teach-out?
You must be continuously enrolled and in good standing to remain eligible for the teach-out. If you need to take some time off you must follow the Jessup undergraduate or graduate, whichever is applicable, Leave of Absence policy. We will work with you to help you finish your degree upon your return, but your path to degree completion may require some modification depending on where we are with the Multnomah institutional teach-out. For example, if you are at the Multnomah campus you may be required to enroll in Jessup programs (offered at the Multnomah Campus or Rocklin Campus) to finish your degree.
What if I still have a balance to pay at MU?
Students are still responsible for their outstanding debt to Multnomah.
Students needing to pay their balance in full can go to the Multnomah Student Account Site.
Is there a teach-out alternative?
Yes, there is a teach-out alternative other than remaining in Multnomah Campus or transferring to the Jessup main campus to complete your degree. Multnomah has agreements with other institutions to provide you an alternative to completing your studies. This does not replace or eliminate your current option to complete your degree at the Multnomah, Jessup, San Jose, or online campus; rather, it gives you a third option.
If you are interested in this alternative, please connect with the Multnomah Director of Student Success at email@example.com.
TUITION, FEES AND COST OF ATTENDANCE
I was told that if I have an outstanding account balance that I would not be able to transfer to Jessup?
Students are still responsible for their outstanding debt to Multnomah. That said, you can still transfer to Jessup, or another institution, if:
- You still owe money to Multnomah;
- Your loan went to collection.
Will my Multnomah institutional scholarships (e.g. merit, athletic, presidential, etc.) and tuition discounts be honored by Jessup?
Yes, Jessup will apply your Multnomah institutional scholarships and tuition discounts. For example, if Multnomah offered you four years of a merit scholarship and two years remain when you transition to Jessup, Jessup will honor that scholarship for the remaining two years of the commitment, assuming that you meet all scholarship requirements (for example: remaining in good standing, GPA requirements, and full-time continuous enrollment). If your Multnomah institutional scholarships exceed your total estimated Cost of Attendance, you will not receive a check or credit for the remaining portion. Colleges use Cost of Attendance to determine how much financial aid you are eligible for. The total aid that students receive cannot exceed their total cost of attendance.
Additionally, tuition will remain the same for two years for the MU transfer students, ending Spring 2026. Fees will be equivalent to the current Jessup fees per modality and are subject to change per University standard policy.
Can I still complete my studies at the Multnomah location after it becomes the Multnomah Campus of Jessup University?
Yes, Jessup will deliver the classes you need to complete your degree programs in the same geographies as they are currently offered – the Multnomah Campus or online (for the currently offered online degree programs). Programs may change in name and requirements, but similar programs, pathways, and time to completion will be made available.
What if I prefer to complete my degree on the Jessup campus in Rocklin instead of at the Multnomah Campus?
Not all degree programs can be taught-out on the Jessup Rocklin campus. Please see the Multnomah degree program and reasonably equivalent Jessup degree program tables* to determine if your current Multnomah degree program can be delivered from the Jessup campus in Rocklin.
- If your degree program can be taught out on the Jessup Rocklin campus you may elect to transfer to the Jessup Rocklin campus; however, your remaining degree requirements must be completed from courses currently offered on the Jessup Rocklin campus. Jessup will still apply a liberal course articulation policy to the credits you have taken at Multnomah. If you elect to transfer to the Jessup Rocklin campus you cannot return to the Multnomah Campus campus as part of the teach-out.
- If your Multnomah degree program is one that cannot be taught out on the Jessup Rocklin campus, you must remain at the Multnomah Campus campus to complete your degree.
- *There will be distinct degree offerings in the Jessup Academic Catalog available to Multnomah Students as early as Summer 2024 (many of which are substantially similar to degrees currently offered at Multnomah).
What if I want to transfer to the Rocklin campus even if my current degree program cannot be taught out there?
If your Multnomah degree program cannot be taught on the Jessup Rocklin campus but you still wish to transfer to the Jessup Rocklin campus you will have to declare an existing Jessup degree program that is offered at the Rocklin campus.
Will I take the same courses to complete my degree at Jessup as I would have to complete my degree at Multnomah?
Many of your courses will be the same, or nearly the same. In instances where Jessup already has an equivalent course, the Jessup course will prevail. Where Jessup has a reasonably equivalent course, the Jessup course will prevail. If a course is considered equivalent or reasonably equivalent, it means that for the teach-out, the class will be taught essentially as it was at Multnomah prior to the acquisition. In instances where Jessup has no equivalent or reasonably equivalent course to match an MU course, Jessup will substitute courses for the teach-out.
DEGREES AND TRANSCRIPTS
Will I be able to complete my degree program at Multnomah after it becomes the Multnomah Campus at Jessup University?
Multnomah students will have 100% of their degree applicable units from the current program transferred and applied to the program offerings as requested by Jessup to the approving agencies. Some programs will have name changes while others will remain the same. We will maintain a list of the equivalent programs or similar programs as they are approved by the necessary agencies.
How do I get a copy of my Multnomah official transcript?
Through August 2024, students can order their official transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. For identification purposes, please provide two of the following: Multnomah student ID number, last four of social security number or birth date. Please provide a mailing address.
If I transition to Jessup and graduate from Jessup, what will my transcript say? Will it acknowledge Multnomah?
Students who complete all of their degree requirements by the end of the Spring 2024 term will receive a diploma and transcript from Multnomah University. When transferring to Jessup and therefore as a Jessup graduate, your transcript will list the specific classes of the Multnomah degree program as transfer units from Multnomah University. Your transcript and diploma will be from Jessup.
How did Jessup determine equivalent and reasonably equivalent degree programs?
Jessup first evaluated the degree designation (e.g. Bachelors of Art, Bachelors of Science, etc.). If Jessup had the same degree, the degree was considered equivalent. Next, Jessup evaluated the program.
- If Jessup had the degree but not the program, Jessup designated a reasonably equivalent program within the same degree.
- If Jessup did not have the degree or program, but had an emphasis within a degree program that was equivalent, it was designated as reasonably equivalent.
- If Jessup did not have the degree or program and no emphasis was equivalent, Jessup applied for approval to offer said degree and/or program or similar program.
- The Multnomah programs regulated by CACREP and that support counseling licensure, or certification were adopted as-is.
In completing my undergraduate major, must I follow the Multnomah or the Jessup course requirements?
This depends on your program and your decision to remain on-ground at the Multnomah Campus campus through the teach-out.
- Multnomah programs will continue to follow the Multnomah program requirements and can be finished under those specific requirements through the Spring semester of 2024.
- For programs that can be taught out either at the Multnomah Campus or at the Jessup main campus, the answer depends. If you remain on the Multnomah Campus, you will follow the Multnomah program requirements as determined for Summer of 2024. If you elect to finish your degree on the Jessup main campus in Rocklin you will follow the Jessup program requirements. We will still apply a very liberal articulation of your Multnomah classes, but all remaining classes to fulfill your degree will be based upon the Jessup course requirements for that major.
- If you elect to change your undergraduate major (outside of what is articulated in the program conversion chart above), you will be bound by the Jessup program catalog year of your new major and its catalog year requirements. You may have to transfer to a location where Jessup supports that degree program. We will still apply a very liberal articulation of your Multnomah classes, but we cannot guarantee that all of your Multnomah classes will count towards your new Jessup major.
What if I want to pursue a different graduate degree at Jessup?
Graduate degree programs are very specific and transfer of course work and other requirements is limited. If you elect to pursue a graduate degree program at Jessup that differs from your current Multnomah graduate degree program, you will be subject to regular Jessup graduate student transfer requirements.
How long do I have to complete my undergraduate teach-out degree program?
Students will have the path of a transfer teach-out with Jessup (your advisor will map out your time to degree completion. Jessup will apply a very liberal articulation of Multnomah classes. All units deemed as degree applicable under the MU program will also transfer as degree applicable for the associated Jessup program. As long as students are continuously enrolled as full time undergraduate students, the time to completion will be reflective of that with MU.
How long do I have to complete my graduate degree program?
This depends on your graduate degree program and its initial time to degree completion based upon a full-time, continuously enrolled student. The time to degree completion for the graduate programs assume full-year enrollment.
What if something happens and I cannot complete my degree during the teach-out period (either undergraduate or graduate)?
If circumstances dictate a break in enrollment, Jessup will work to reasonably accommodate all students in good academic standing. If you find yourself in this position, you must immediately schedule an appointment with your Jessup advisor to develop a plan. In addition, you must comply with Jessup’s undergraduate or graduate student leave of absence policy. Students who leave Jessup without an approved leave of absence must undergo formal readmission to the University, to include submission of a new application, application fee, and any necessary transcripts, and they may not be eligible for the teach-out.
Note: Information will be changed/added as regulatory and legal provisions indicate.