Earn your degree. For real.

The Northwest Partnership Program (NPP) is a unique partnership between Northwest University (NU) and Outback Assembly of God that allows Northwest University to offer Associate and Bachelor's degrees with the highest level of accreditation as an integrated part of the Lakeview School of Rural Church Ministry. Through the NPP, students earn college credits toward AA and BA degrees that can be completed at Outback Assembly of God's NPP, at Northwest University's Kirkland campus, or even transferred to other public and private colleges or universities, all while serving in their local church internship program. The NPP combines what Northwest does best (Academics), with the ministry training we do best (Internships), all in the highly-supportive relationship environment of our church.

Program highlights

  • Highest Level of Accreditation -- Regional Accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), that means...

    • Degrees earned through the NPP and Northwest degrees, exactly the same as those earned in our traditional programs on our campus in Kirkland, WA.

    • NPP Courses transfer to other accredited colleges and universities, both public and private.

    • The NPP Qualifies for Federal Financial Aid (loans and grants). The average NPP student received $6900 of federal financial aid in 2016-2017.

  • Low Cost -- $310/credit

  • Available Degrees:

    • Associate of Arts

    • Associate in Ministry Leadership

    • BA in Ministry Leadership

    • BA in Business

    • BA in Psychology

    • Certificate in Ministry Leadership

  • Online Courses -- The NPP is an online program with an option of live instructors.

  • Quality Education Regardless of Size -- All courses are always offered online, so needed courses are always available to your student regardless of the size of your church's program.

  • Free Internship Credit: Students can earn 3 credits per semester for their internship work for free!

  • Strong and successful program -- As of Spring 2019, the Northwest Partnership Program includes over 400 students in 17 states.

  • Student Academic Support -- Students have access to a full range of online tutoring services as well as academic success support from your NPP coordinator and NU staff. The NPP is an excellent learning environment for students who need more personal academic support and structure.

  • Find out more here.