Top Oregon Colleges and Universities

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Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. There are seven public universities and one affiliate in Oregon's universities of higher education.
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Top Five Schools in Oregon

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is a public educational institution and was founded in 1876. Located in the city of Eugene, the University of Oregon has an undergraduate student population of 16,475. There are seven schools at the University of Oregon that freshmen or freshwomen can choose to enter into. Undergraduate students attending the University of Oregon benefit from a favorable faculty-to-student ratio of 1:16. This is primarily due to the large faculty size of 1,666 professors and instructors on campus. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the University of Oregon 112th in the country. Tuition for residents is $6,174 per year and is $19,338 per year for non-residents.

Portland State University

Portland State University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1946. Located in downtown Portland, PSU has a large undergraduate student population of 17,378. Primarily known at one time as an undergraduate liberal arts school, PSU has in recent years grown to include many varied areas of study. Of all of the schools in Oregon's public university system, Portland State University is the largest. PSU has seven schools and colleges including business administration, education, engineering and computer science, fine arts, liberal arts, social work and urban and public affairs. The undergraduate tuition for residents per year is $5,210 and is $17,435 for non-residents.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1868. Located in Corvallis, OSU has an undergraduate student population of 16,226. Although the OSU is recognized as being a third-tier university by U.S. News & World Report, Oregon State University is nationally known for its excellent programs in forestry, oceanography, pharmacy and environmental sciences. Oregon State University holds the unique status of being only one of two universities in the entire world that are designated as being a land-grant (agriculture studies), sea-grant (marine studies), space-grant (aerospace studies) and sun-grant (environment studies) institution. The undergraduate tuition for a resident per year is $5,829 and is $17,598 for a non-resident.

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1926. SOU is primarily recognized as a liberal arts school and is located in Ashland. There are only 5,500 undergraduates on campus, which benefits class size and this is reflected in the current student-to-teacher ratio of 19:1. Southern Oregon University has many graduate degree programs; however, for students just beginning their college career, there are 34 majors to choose from. The undergraduate tuition for a resident per year is $5,154 and is $16,509 for a non-resident.

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1856. WOU is located in Monmouth and has an undergraduate student population of approximately 4,500. Although Western Oregon University is quite a small educational institution, it is nationally known for its Teaching Research Institute, the Rainbow Dance Theatre and the Regional Resource Center on Deafness. Western Oregon University has two schools: the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is further divided into a creative arts division and a computer sciences division. In October of 2006, WOU instituted a tuition promise to its students that the school would guarantee the same tuition for four years as the year they enter the school as undergraduates. The undergraduate tuition for a resident is $2,147 per year and is $6,449 for non-residents per year.

Popular Schools

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. South College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Business Admin w/Con Project Mgt
      • Bachelor of Business Administration
      • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting
      • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources Management
      • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing
      • Bachelor of Business Admin w/Con Health Care Admin
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
      • Associate of Science in Accounting
      • Associate of Science in Business Administration
      • Associate of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
      • Associate of Science in Investigation & Security
      • Associate of Science in Network Administration & Security
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    2. Universal Technical Institute

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
      • Marine Technician Specialist
      • Diesel Technology
      • Motorcycle Technician Specialist
      • Automotive Technology
      • NASCAR Technology
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    3. CDI College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Diploma in Business Administration Management
      • Diploma in Business Management
      • Diploma in Legal Assistant
      • Diploma in Accounting and Payroll Administration
      • Diploma in Accounting and Payroll Administrator
      • Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities - Assistance la Personne en tablissement de Sant
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
      • Master of Liberal Arts
      • Master of Arts in Science Writing
      • Master of Science in Applied Economics
      • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems
      • Master of Science in Bioinformatics
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Entrepreneurial Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Individualized
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Global Consulting
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Political Communication
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Strategic Communication
      • Master of Arts in Government - Political Communication
      • Master of Arts in Journalism
      • Master of Arts in Law - Business
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Culture
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
      • Bachelor of Arts in English - Communication
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Criminal Justice
      • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
    Master's
      • Master: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master : Business Admin
      • MBA: Human Resources
      • MBA: Health Care Management
      • MBA: Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
      • BS in Liberal Studies Leadership
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Accelerated MS in Finance Option
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Business
      • AAS in Legal Support and Services
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
      • Associate: Criminal Justice
      • Associate: Accounting
    Certificate
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Postbaccalaureate Certificate - Pathway to Paralegal
      • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
      • Adult Gerontology Practitioner Certificate
      • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Saint John's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration: Interdisciplinary Business
      • Master of Business Administration: Taxation
      • Master of Science in Accounting
      • Master of Science in Taxation
      • Master of Science in Library and Information Science
      • Master of Science in Library and Information Science: Academic Librarianship
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Special Education
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • MS in Criminal Justice: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • BS in Psychology
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
      • BS in Early Childhood
      • BS in Elementary Education / Special Education (Dual Major)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. Southern Careers Institute

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Business Accounting Specialist
      • Management
      • Computer Support Specialist
      • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma - Virtual Assistant
      • Career Diploma - Wildlife/Forestry Conservation
      • Career Diploma - Administrative Assistant
      • Career Diploma - Auto Repair Technician
      • Career Diploma - Bookkeeping
      • Career Diploma - Drafting with AutoCAD

Featured Schools

South College

  • Bachelor of Business Admin w/Con Project Mgt
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science in Accounting

What is your highest level of education completed?

Universal Technical Institute

  • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
  • Marine Technician Specialist
  • Diesel Technology

What is your education level?

CDI College

  • Diploma in Business Administration Management
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Legal Assistant

What year did you graduate high school?

Johns Hopkins University

  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Master of Liberal Arts
  • Master of Arts in Science Writing

What is your highest level of education?

Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

What is your highest level of education completed?

Kaplan University

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • Master: Legal Studies
  • Bachelor: Liberal Studies
  • AASBA in Business
  • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services

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Saint John's University

  • Master of Business Administration: Interdisciplinary Business
  • Master of Business Administration: Taxation
  • Master of Science in Accounting

What is your highest level of education?

Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

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