Chiropractic education was introduced in Portland as early as 1904 when Drs. John and Eva Marsh opened Marshes' School and Cure. In 1909, the college changed its name to Pacific College of Chiropractic.
In 1932 the Pacific Chiropractic College was reorganized and became Western States College. In 1937 the Health Research Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization under which Western States College operated. The College also offered a degree in naturopathy from the mid-thirties through the mid-fifties.
In 1946 the College relocated to southeast Portland, and then, in 1973, moved to its current 22-acre campus in northeast Portland. In 1967 the school's name changed to Western States Chiropractic College.
As of 2010 WSCC transitioned to the University of Western States. University status will allow the addition of new and expanded programs that create a more diversified and comprehensive spectrum of offerings in integrated health care.
The University of Western States (UWS) has been the leader in integrating health and science since 1904, beginning with the second oldest chiropractic educational program in the world. Today UWS provides a comprehensive curriculum developed from over a century of research and experience providing effective health care services and professional doctorate-level education.
In 2010, UWS started a new chapter in its history by expanding programs and course offerings to enrich your education. We are committed to maintaining our reputation of excellence in chiropractic education integrated with related fields of study that support a balanced, wellness-based approach to patient-centered health care.