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About Us

For over 40 years Sumner College has been preparing students for professional success by providing quality education and hands on experience necessary to obtain secure and rewarding employment in respected career fields. Our goal is to prepare future professional leaders of tomorrow in the fields of Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing, Court Reporting, and Paralegal Studies.  

Mission Statement

Sumner College strives to provide quality education and instruction to all students.  We feel it is our responsibility to provide our graduates with the knowledge, skills, and ability needed to become competitive and successful in their chosen field. We are dedicated to promoting intellectual growth and development for all of our students in a safe and secure learning environment. 

Sumner College is privately owned and has two campuses serving the Portland metro area. Our newest Parkway Campus (formerly the Barbur Blvd. campus) is located a few minutes off I-5 and Carman Drive in Portland. This campus offers academic programs in Practical Nursing, Court Reporting and Paralegal Studies.

Parkway Campus

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15115 SW Sequoia Pkwy | Portland OR, 97224

Our Cascade Station campus, located near the Portland Airport, opened their doors in February of 2013 and offer academic programs in Registered Nursing and Practical Nursing. 

Both campuses offer free parking and are near public transportation.

Cascade Station Campus

8338 NE Alderwood Rd | Portland, OR 97220

Academic Excellence

Sumner College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education, and authorized by the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA). The college is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the National Court Reporters Association to ensure the highest standards for academic excellence. 


"if somebody wants to make a career change but is hesitant, I would encourage them to GO FOR IT!"

- Traci F.

Practical Nursing

Academic Programs

Registered Nursing
Practical Nursing
Court Reporting
Online Paralegal Studies

Campus Locations

Parkway Campus
Cascade Station Campus

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