Linfield College is one of the oldest colleges in the west. It traces its roots to an institution established by the Baptists in 1849 a time of expansion and excitement in the western frontier before Oregon was granted statehood. The Baptist College at McMinnville was chartered in 1858, and later became McMinnville College.
In 1922 the name was changed to Linfield College in memory of a Baptist minister whose widow, Frances Ross Linfield, gave property to the college.
The College offers three undergraduate degrees. Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees are available on the McMinnville Campus, through the Division of Continuing Education s Adult Degree Program, and on the Portland Campus. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is also available on the Portland Campus.
The College is located in Yamhill County, and has an enrollment of about 2000. Student housing is available for 1150.