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Sumner College is a private for-profit institution situated in Portland, Oregon. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

135 Undergraduate Degrees
76% Acceptance Rate

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Sumner College Rankings

We have ranked Sumner College as #68 out of 1,284 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Sumner College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#39 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Sumner College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#38 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Sumner College?

Location of Sumner College

Contact details for Sumner College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8338 Ne Alderwood Road Ste 100, Portland, OR 97220
Phone: 503-972-6230

How Do I Get Into Sumner College?

You can apply to Sumner College online at:

Admission Requirements for Sumner College

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript considered but not required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Sumner College?

76% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
Sumner College has an acceptance rate of 76%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 64%.

Can I Afford Sumner College?

86% Take Out Loans
7.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Sumner College, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $10,941 a year. That adds up to $43,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Sumner College is 7.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Sumner College Undergraduate Student Diversity

329 Full-Time Undergraduates
82% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 329 full-time undergraduates at Sumner College, 18% are male and 82% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Sumner College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Sumner College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Sumner College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 90
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 198
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

Sumner College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 112 112
Registered Nursing 23 0 23
TOTAL 23 112 135


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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