Best colleges in Oregon

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Explore the scenic beauty and Northwest charm of Oregon

Oregon is known for its majestic forests, drizzly days, and flannel-wearing residents. However, it is also home to some impressive school options. Its 8 public universities host over 100,000 students, and its private schools and career colleges welcome students with a more specific focus. Oregon is home to the oldest university in the Western United States, and students experience wide open campuses including one that boasts over 150 acres. Graduates go on to work in a diverse array of fields from salmon fishing to technology. Intel is based here, as is Tektronix and even sport authorities Adidas, Nike, and Columbia.

One fun fact: Oregon has more breweries than any other state in the US, which means wherever you land, there are plenty of places to unwind and enjoy a brew on the weekends. Check out Portland Cider Company that's packed with history and both vintage & modern drinks that can't be found elsewhere. Midway Public Historic House is another winning option where you can order up a Spanish coffee or play some pool while sipping a top-notch screwdriver. and when you need fuel in the morning, let Voo-Doo doughnuts appease your sweet tooth with their questionably shaped doughnuts. Now if you're more of an outdoor lover, the Beaver State has plenty of opportunities to hike and camp around Multnomah Falls, snowboard at Mt. Hood, or rock climb at Smith Rock. Oregon provides a picturesque balance of beauty, nature, education and great times – come explore the intriguing northwest today.

*Wikipedia, "List of colleges and universities in Oregon", "Companies based in Oregon", "Breweries" *www.oregon.gov *alltrails.com/us/Oregon

Best Four Year Universities in Oregon

Reed College
Portland, OR

Reed College offers 34 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 348 students graduated with students earning 343 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

University of Portland
Portland, OR

University of Portland offers 69 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,118 students graduated with students earning 905 Bachelor's degrees, 172 Master's degrees, 28 Certificates, and 13 Doctoral degrees.

Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR

Lewis & Clark College offers 79 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 948 students graduated with students earning 520 Bachelor's degrees, 224 Master's degrees, 178 Doctoral degrees, and 26 Certificates.

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Linfield College-McMinnville Campus offers 57 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 307 students graduated with students earning 307 Bachelor's degrees.

Willamette University offers 50 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 643 students graduated with students earning 441 Bachelor's degrees, 118 Master's degrees, and 84 Doctoral degrees.

University of Oregon offers 225 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 6,075 students graduated with students earning 4,653 Bachelor's degrees, 963 Master's degrees, 284 Doctoral degrees, and 175 Certificates.

Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR

Pacific University offers 90 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,285 students graduated with students earning 486 Bachelor's degrees, 434 Master's degrees, 361 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Certificates.

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University offers 315 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 7,452 students graduated with students earning 5,613 Bachelor's degrees, 933 Master's degrees, 464 Certificates, and 442 Doctoral degrees.

George Fox University
Newberg, OR

George Fox University offers 101 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 1,137 students graduated with students earning 678 Bachelor's degrees, 331 Master's degrees, 118 Doctoral degrees, and 10 Certificates.

Mount Angel Seminary
Saint Benedict, OR

Mount Angel Seminary offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a outlying town. In 2019, 43 students graduated with students earning 22 Master's degrees, 13 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Certificates.

Best Community Colleges in Oregon

Sumner College
Portland, OR

Sumner College offers 3 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 135 students graduated with students earning 112 Certificates, and 23 Associate's degrees.

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Concorde Career College-Portland offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 410 students graduated with students earning 342 Certificates, and 68 Associate's degrees.

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Southwestern Oregon Community College offers 106 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 555 students graduated with students earning 328 Associate's degrees, and 227 Certificates.

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Portland Community College offers 145 degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 4,785 students graduated with students earning 3,518 Associate's degrees, and 1,267 Certificates.

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Central Oregon Community College offers 74 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 915 students graduated with students earning 741 Associate's degrees, and 174 Certificates.

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Mt Hood Community College offers 140 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,720 students graduated with students earning 1,089 Associate's degrees, and 631 Certificates.

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Blue Mountain Community College offers 65 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 312 students graduated with students earning 239 Associate's degrees, and 73 Certificates.

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Treasure Valley Community College offers 102 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2019, 415 students graduated with students earning 233 Associate's degrees, and 182 Certificates.

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Chemeketa Community College offers 119 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 1,616 students graduated with students earning 1,299 Associate's degrees, and 317 Certificates.

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Klamath Community College
Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Community College offers 81 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a remote town. In 2019, 412 students graduated with students earning 229 Certificates, and 183 Associate's degrees.

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List of all colleges in Oregon

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Reed College Logo Reed College Portland, OR
5/5
8 : 1 1,471
University of Portland Logo University of Portland Portland, OR
5/5
15 : 1 4,254
Lewis & Clark College Logo Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
5/5
15 : 1 3,223
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus Logo Linfield College-McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR
5/5
11 : 1 1,414
Willamette University Logo Willamette University Salem, OR
5/5
12 : 1 2,179
University of Oregon Logo University of Oregon Eugene, OR
3/5
20 : 1 22,517
Pacific University Logo Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
5/5
13 : 1 3,832
Sumner College Logo Sumner College Portland, OR   24 : 1 329
Oregon State University Logo Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
3/5
23 : 1 31,719
George Fox University Logo George Fox University Newberg, OR
5/5
20 : 1 4,063
Paul Mitchell the School-Portland Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Portland Portland, OR     139
Concorde Career College-Portland Logo Concorde Career College-Portland Portland, OR   25 : 1 404
Phagans Grants Pass College of Beauty Logo Phagans Grants Pass College of Beauty Grants Pass, OR     61
Mount Angel Seminary Logo Mount Angel Seminary Saint Benedict, OR
4/5
11 : 1 149
Corban University Logo Corban University Salem, OR
5/5
24 : 1 1,146
Phagans Central Oregon Beauty College Logo Phagans Central Oregon Beauty College Bend, OR     103
Northwest College-Medford Logo Northwest College-Medford Medford, OR     120
Phagans Beauty College Logo Phagans Beauty College Corvallis, OR     56
Western Oregon University Logo Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
3/5
17 : 1 4,929
Northwest Christian University Logo Northwest Christian University Eugene, OR
5/5
29 : 1 805

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