Best Colleges in 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

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
Willamette University
Salem, OR
Based on 8 Reviews
Concordia University-Portland
Portland, OR
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Based on 68 Reviews
Reed College
Portland, OR
Based on 24 Reviews
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Based on 68 Reviews
University of Portland
Portland, OR
Based on 4 Reviews
Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
George Fox University
Newberg, OR
Based on 4 Reviews
Portland State University
Portland, OR
Based on 36 Reviews
Oregon Institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, OR
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR
Based on 4 Reviews
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR
Based on 12 Reviews
Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, OR
Based on 8 Reviews
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
Based on 20 Reviews
Corban University
Salem, OR
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
McMinnville, OR
Based on 16 Reviews
Multnomah University
Portland, OR
Northwest Christian University
Eugene, OR
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Based on 8 Reviews
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Portland, OR
Pioneer Pacific College
Wilsonville, OR
Warner Pacific College
Portland, OR
Based on 8 Reviews
Marylhurst University
Marylhurst, OR
Based on 4 Reviews
Mount Angel Seminary
Saint Benedict, OR
Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program
Portland, OR
ITT Technical Institute-Portland
Portland, OR
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR
University of Western States
Portland, OR
New Hope Christian College-Eugene
Eugene, OR
American College of Healthcare Sciences
Portland, OR
ITT Technical Institute-Salem
Salem, OR
Linfield College-School of Nursing
Portland, OR
Birthingway College of Midwifery
Portland, OR

Best Community Colleges in Oregon

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public