University of Western States

Portland, OR
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Private University|Research

About Our College

University of Western States can trace its history back to 1904 originally named the Marsh School and Cure by John and Eva Marsh.[1] In 1967 the name became Western States Chiropractic College.[2] In 1973, Western States relocated to its current 22-acre (8.9 ha) campus in Northeast Portland.[2] The institution name changed again to University of Western States in 2010.[2] University of Western States was the first chiropractic college to receive a federally funded research grant through the United States Health Resources and Services Administration.[citation needed] Western States added a new $4 million lecture hall in 2001, and a $3.6 million anatomy laboratory in 2011.[2] The anatomy lab took first place for its category in the TopProjects contest held by the Daily Journal of Commerce.[3]

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