Gutenberg College is a nonprofit corporation authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Arts described in the Gutenberg Catalog, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030.
All degree-granting private postsecondary institutions offering academic programs in Oregon, or to Oregon students from outside the state, must be approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Office of Academic Policy and Authorization, Office of Degree Authorization (ODA).
- Direct inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance to the Office of Degree Authorization, 3225 25th Street SE, Salem, OR 97302.
- Students should attempt to resolve any grievances they may have with their school first. Should attempts to resolve these problems with appropriate school officials fail, or should the student be dissatisfied with the final outcome of the college complaint process, then the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), can respond to a formal complaint. Students may contact the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, 3225 25th St. SE, Salem, OR 97302 or by sending an email to HECC.email@example.com. Students may also access the HECC Complaints web page for information at https://www.oregon.gov/highered/about/Pages/complaints.aspx.
- For all matters pertaining to instate programs, call 503-947-5716 or email: Info.PPS@state.or.us.
Gutenberg College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
Gutenberg College is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: 434.525.9539; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org] having been awarded Reaffirmation I of its Accredited status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on October 21, 2014. This status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). Therefore, Gutenberg College is included in the federal Department of Education’s list of accredited institutions.
To file a formal complaint with TRACS, see tracs.org/resources/ for its Complaint Policy and Complaint Form.
Notice, October 5, 2023:
Gutenberg College is scheduled to host an Evaluation Team from the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) from November 27 to November 30. This visit concerns the granting of Reaffirmation. Constituents and members of the public are invited to submit third-party comments concerning Gutenberg College’s qualifications for Reaffirmation. Third-party comments should be submitted to email@example.com. TRACS will receive third-party comments on this matter until 14 days before the scheduled Evaluation Team Visit.
TRACS shares third-party comments with members of the Evaluation Team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process will third-party comments be shared with Gutenberg College. During its review, the Evaluation Team considers third-party comments only as they relate to the TRACS Accreditation Standards.
TRACS is approved by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized institutional accrediting agency and appears on the DOE Secretary’s List of Approved Accrediting Agencies, which is provided in the Higher Education Directory. TRACS is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Gutenberg College does not offer a graduate program. Gutenberg graduates have been accepted into many graduate programs, and the list is growing. See Graduate School & A Liberal Arts Degree.
Retention and Graduation Rates
This data, provided in keeping with the federally-mandated “Student Right To Know” [SRTK], is for first-time, full-time students (full-time students who have not attended another college prior to Gutenberg):
Retention rate (number of freshmen from a given cohort who returned the next year as sophomores):
- 2022 cohort – 75%
- 2021 cohort – 67%
- 2020 cohort – 75%
- 3-year average: 71%
Graduation rate (number of freshmen from a given cohort who graduated within 150% of the expected time for completion; the expected time to complete the program at Gutenberg College is four years):
- 2017 cohort – n/a [All full-time freshmen had attended college elsewhere prior to Gutenberg.]
- 2016 cohort – 25%
- 2015 cohort – 57%
- 3-year average: 45%