Pacific Lutheran University
is located in the Parkland suburb of Tacoma,
Washington. Founded in 1890, it is associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The university was closed from 1918 to 1920.
It merged with Everett's Columbia College in 1920, became a
two-year school, and resumed operations as Pacific Lutheran College. Spokane College merged with Pacific Lutheran College nine years later. PLC resumed awarding four-year
degrees in 1939. As of the fall of 2003, PLU has a student population of 3,385.Pacific Lutheran regained university status in 1960. It currently consists of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of
the Arts, School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Nursing, and the School of Physical Education.PLU offers the following degrees:
- Bachelor's: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Arts in Physical
Education, Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music,
Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Musical Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Physical
- Master's: Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Education with Initial Certification, Master of Arts in
Social Sciences, Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing.