SAT Code 2605
ACT Code 5024
Federal School Code 039324
ODE I.D. Code 03932400
Year Established 1994
Current Enrollment 20 (2021-2022)

Degree Authorization

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 Students may also access the HECC Complaints web page for information at
  • For all matters pertaining to instate programs, call 503-947-5716 or email:

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:] having been awarded Reaffirmation II of its Accredited status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on June 28, 2024. This status is effective as of July 1, 2024, and is good for a period of ten yearsthrough June 30, 2034. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

To file a formal complaint with TRACS, see for its Complaint Policy and Complaint Form.

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).

Graduate Programs

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%