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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Willamette University Salem, OR

Willamette University offers 98 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 819 students graduated with students earning 566 Bachelor's degrees, 149 Master's degrees, and 104 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
2 Concordia University-Portland Portland, OR

Concordia University-Portland offers 42 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 4,207 students graduated with students earning 3,914 Master's degrees, 282 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, 2 Certificates degrees.

3 University of Oregon Eugene, OR

University of Oregon offers 325 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 7,090 students graduated with students earning 5,308 Bachelor's degrees, 1,074 Master's degrees, 382 Certificates degrees, and 326 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
4 Reed College Portland, OR

Reed College offers 34 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 341 students graduated with students earning 336 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
5 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University offers 307 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 6,979 students graduated with students earning 5,229 Bachelor's degrees, 961 Master's degrees, 429 Certificates degrees, and 360 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
6 University of Portland Portland, OR

University of Portland offers 98 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,159 students graduated with students earning 946 Bachelor's degrees, 178 Master's degrees, 24 Doctoral degrees, and 11 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 Pacific University Forest Grove, OR

Pacific University offers 112 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,133 students graduated with students earning 410 Bachelor's degrees, 392 Master's degrees, 313 Doctoral degrees, and 18 Certificates degrees.

8 George Fox University Newberg, OR

George Fox University offers 130 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a outlying town. In 2015, 1,170 students graduated with students earning 652 Bachelor's degrees, 378 Master's degrees, 132 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 Portland State University Portland, OR

Portland State University offers 291 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 7,662 students graduated with students earning 4,849 Bachelor's degrees, 1,787 Master's degrees, 947 Certificates degrees, and 79 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
10 Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR

Oregon Institute of Technology offers 64 Degree programs. It's a small public university in a remote town. In 2015, 788 students graduated with students earning 670 Bachelor's degrees, 93 Associate's degrees, 20 Master's degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Oregon

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR

Clackamas Community College offers 111 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,219 students graduated with students earning 839 Associate's degrees, and 380 Certificates degrees.

2 Mt Hood Community College Gresham, OR

Mt Hood Community College offers 174 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,748 students graduated with students earning 1,325 Associate's degrees, and 423 Certificates degrees.

3 Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR

Central Oregon Community College offers 76 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,398 students graduated with students earning 946 Associate's degrees, and 452 Certificates degrees.

4 Portland Community College Portland, OR

Portland Community College offers 153 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 5,875 students graduated with students earning 3,738 Associate's degrees, and 2,137 Certificates degrees.

5 Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR

Chemeketa Community College offers 105 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 2,380 students graduated with students earning 1,834 Associate's degrees, and 546 Certificates degrees.

6 Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR

Southwestern Oregon Community College offers 68 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a remote town. In 2015, 821 students graduated with students earning 500 Associate's degrees, and 321 Certificates degrees.

7 Treasure Valley Community College Ontario, OR

Treasure Valley Community College offers 98 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a far away town. In 2015, 485 students graduated with students earning 332 Associate's degrees, and 153 Certificates degrees.

8 Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR

Linn-Benton Community College offers 107 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 1,045 students graduated with students earning 727 Associate's degrees, and 318 Certificates degrees.

9 Lane Community College Eugene, OR

Lane Community College offers 106 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,733 students graduated with students earning 1,248 Associate's degrees, and 485 Certificates degrees.

10 Rogue Community College Grants Pass, OR

Rogue Community College offers 86 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 1,174 students graduated with students earning 649 Associate's degrees, and 525 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Willamette University Willamette University Salem, OR
5/5
11 : 1 2,746
Concordia University-Portland Concordia University-Portland Portland, OR
5/5
28 : 1 7,182
University of Oregon University of Oregon Eugene, OR
3/5
20 : 1 24,032
Reed College Reed College Portland, OR
5/5
10 : 1 1,453
Oregon State University Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
3/5
21 : 1 29,576
University of Portland University of Portland Portland, OR
5/5
14 : 1 4,338
Pacific University Pacific University Forest Grove, OR
5/5
12 : 1 3,810
George Fox University George Fox University Newberg, OR
5/5
15 : 1 3,925
Portland State University Portland State University Portland, OR
3/5
26 : 1 27,488
Oregon Institute of Technology Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls, OR
3/5
30 : 1 4,777
Southern Oregon University Southern Oregon University Ashland, OR
3/5
29 : 1 6,088
Western Oregon University Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR
3/5
19 : 1 5,445
Eastern Oregon University Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR
2/5
29 : 1 3,488
Lewis & Clark College Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR
5/5
12 : 1 3,526
Corban University Corban University Salem, OR
5/5
14 : 1 1,232
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus Linfield College-McMinnville Campus McMinnville, OR
5/5
11 : 1 1,700
Multnomah University Multnomah University Portland, OR
4/5
17 : 1 737
Northwest Christian University Northwest Christian University Eugene, OR
5/5
17 : 1 740
Clackamas Community College Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR
2/5
30 : 1 6,407
Mt Hood Community College Mt Hood Community College Gresham, OR
2/5
30 : 1 8,758
Central Oregon Community College Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR
2/5
32 : 1 6,073
Portland Community College Portland Community College Portland, OR
2/5
35 : 1 29,003
Chemeketa Community College Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR
2/5
34 : 1 11,454
Southwestern Oregon Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR
2/5
25 : 1 2,338
Treasure Valley Community College Treasure Valley Community College Ontario, OR
2/5
25 : 1 2,170

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