Universities & Colleges In Oregon

Universities & Colleges In Oregon

Schools In Oregon

Geographically a very diverse state, Oregon has a coastline to the west, and a bit of desert to the east. In between these one could find the Cascade mountain range along with many different types of forests. Similarly, the educational institutions in the state are just as diverse, with offerings coming from many four year, two-year and private universities alike. Offering 7 public universities, the state of Oregon has quite a few to choose from, with the University of Oregon designated as the flagship school of the state. The University of Oregon has roughly 23,500 students, with 20,500 being undergrad students and another 3,000 coming in the form of postgraduate students, the university offers opportunities for both new students and those wishing to further their degree.

oregon coastline near the school

The graduate program in education at the university has been previously recognized as the 6th best in the nation. With the same mascot as the state, the Oregon State University “Beavers” provide a strong research based education for potential students. Classified as a land-grant institution, Oregon State also is a sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant institution. Possessing these four grants makes the university one of only two in the country to do so along with making the university a premier research institution in the state. The university offers over 200 possible undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, generating at least $285 million in grants for the year 2014. Along with the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, there are four other public universities in the state: Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University, Western Oregon University and Southern Oregon University.

Continuing the trend of diversity, Oregon offers a host of both private colleges and two-year institutions to choose from. Reed College founded in 1908, is a notable in the field of private colleges. With a student population of 1,394, the school has almost a 10-1 ratio of students to professors. This fosters a conference style learning atmosphere in which teachers fill a role of a semi-moderator between students. While a traditional liberal arts school, Reed also has an accomplished science program, the facilities of which are powered by a student run and maintained nuclear reactor. Reed College has produced 31 recipients of the Rhodes Scholar award, the second highest in the country for a liberal arts institution. Offering seventeen 2-year and community colleges, there are schools throughout the state providing two-year education opportunities at every turn, including schools in Portland, Gresham, Tillamook and White City.

Traditional Colleges In Oregon

Eastern Oregon University

Eugene Bible College

George Fox University

Gutenberg College

Lewis & Clark College

Linfield College

Marylhurst University

Multnomah University

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon State University

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific University

Portland State University

Reed College

Southern Oregon University

University of Oregon

University of Portland

Warner Pacific College

Western Oregon University

Willamette University

Community Colleges In Oregon

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Blue Mountain Community College

  • Site – www.bluecc.edu
  • Address – 2411 NW Carden Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
  • Phone – (541) 276-1260

Central Oregon Community College

  • Site – www.cocc.edu
  • Address – 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97701
  • Phone – (541) 383-7700

Chemeketa Community College

  • Site – www.chemeketa.edu
  • Address – 4000 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305
  • Phone – (503) 399-5000

Clackamas Community College

  • Site – www.clackamas.edu
  • Address – 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045
  • Phone – (503) 594-6000

Clatsop Community College

  • Site – www.clatsopcc.edu
  • Address – 1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, OR 97103
  • Phone – (503) 338-2411

Klamath Community College

  • Site – www.klamathcc.edu
  • Address – 7390 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
  • Phone – (541) 882-3521

Lane Community College

  • Site – www.lanecc.edu
  • Address – 4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
  • Phone – (541) 463-3000

Linn-Benton Community College

  • Site – www.linnbenton.edu
  • Address – 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, OR 97321
  • Phone – (541) 917-4811

Mount Hood Community College

  • Site – www.mhcc.edu
  • Address – 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030
  • Phone – (503) 491-6422

Oregon Coast Community College

  • Site – www.oregoncoastcc.org
  • Address – 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR 97366
  • Phone – (541) 265-2283

Portland Community College

  • Site – www.pcc.edu
  • Address – 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
  • Phone – (971) 722-6111

Rogue Community College

  • Site – www.roguecc.edu
  • Address – 3345 Redwood Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527
  • Phone – (541) 956-7500

Southwestern Oregon Community College

  • Site – www.socc.edu
  • Address – 1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420
  • Phone – (541) 888-2525

Treasure Valley Community College

  • Site – www.tvcc.cc.or.us
  • Address – 650 College Blvd, Ontario, OR 97914
  • Phone – (541) 881-8822

Umpqua Community College

  • Site – www.umpqua.edu
  • Address – 1140 Umpqua College Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470
  • Phone – (541) 440-4600

Oregon – Trade, Vocational & Career Schools

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University of Phoenix
Pioneer Pacific College

University of Phoenix


Coos Bay

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute


Pioneer Pacific College


University of Phoenix


Anthem College

Apollo College
Art Institute of Portland
Concorde Career College
DeVry University

Everest College

Heald College

Keller Graduate School of Management

Oregon Culinary Institute

Western Culinary Institute


University of Phoenix


Pioneer Pacific College

University of Phoenix



Pioneer Pacific College

Online Colleges In Oregon

Oregon has a small but growing number of online degree programs. As of 2012, only 8.9% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions were taking their degree programs completely online. While this number has likely grown, it is still unlikely to match many other states that began efforts to increase online degree program offerings and quality in much more earnest several years ago. However, Oregon now has 45 community colleges, 4-year colleges and 4-year universities which offer online degree programs throughout the state. This includes the state’s public institutions as well, several of which are ranked extremely well among national colleges and universities.

For Portland’s public institutions, affordability is a major factor, at least for those Oregon citizens interested in taking their courses online. While all states’ public institutions have higher out-of-state tuition costs, Oregon’s public institutions have a much larger difference between their in-state and out-of-state tuition rates. For example, prospective students can take their online degree programs from Portland State University for around $8,000 in-state. Out-of-state students interested in the school’s top-rated online degree programs would have to be around $23,000, a significant jump in price. Prospective students will find that Oregon’s institutions, much like Portland State university, have tuition rates that are lower than the national average (for in-state students), and post-graduation salary averages that are quite often higher than the national average.

Some of the best programs in the state for distance learning can be found at Oregon State University, Corban University, Northwest Christian University, Oregon Institute of Technology and Marylhurst University. Oregon State University has a wide range of programs to offer, and ranks well on the U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings. At #5 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs and #135 among National Universities, the school offers both program variety and name recognition for prospective students. Through the school’s Ecampus, which utilizes the well-known Blackboard Learn learning management system, OSU offers 20 online Bachelor’s degrees, including several languages (German, Spanish), liberal arts studies (Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Liberal Studies, Anthropology) and science-focused degrees (Horticulture, Environmental Sciences, Economics, Agricultural Sciences). The school is rare in offering more Bachelor’s degree programs online than Graduate degrees. However, there are 13 Master’s and Doctoral degrees available in five categories: Business Administration (Business Analytics and Executive Leadership), Adult Education and Higher Education Leadership (Master of Education and Doctor of Education), Teacher and Counselor Education (Master of Education, Master of Counseling, Ph.D. in Counseling and ESOL/Bilingual endorsement), Science and Mathematics Education (Master of Science in or Mathematics Education) and Science, Engineering and Natural Resources (Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, Master of Natural Resources, Professional Science Master’s in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration and Master of Health Physics in Radiation Health Physics).

Prospective students will find many schools available to them that offer a wide range of online degree programs. While this includes public universities in Oregon, it also includes private colleges as well as more well-known national colleges, such as the University of Phoenix.