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. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
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    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
      • Bachelor of Science - Software Development
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
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      • BS - Film (Campus)
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    Certificate
      • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology
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    2. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Criminal Justice
      • BA: Criminal Justice - Criminalistics
      • BA: Liberal Studies
      • BA: Psychology
      • BA: Psychology - General
      • BS: Computer Science
    Associate's
      • AA: Criminal Justice
      • AA: Liberal Arts
      • AA: Business Administration
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
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    3. 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
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    4. CDI College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Diploma in Business Administration Management
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      • Diploma in Legal Assistant
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      • Diploma in Assistance in Health Care Facilities - Assistance la Personne en tablissement de Sant
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    5. Universal Technical Institute

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology
      • Marine Technician Specialist
      • Diesel Technology
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  • Online Programs Available
    6. Abilene Christian University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EdD Organizational Leadership - Conflict Resolution Track
      • EdD Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Track
      • EdD Organizational Leadership - Digital Learning Track
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
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      • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice Nurse
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Management
      • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Administration
      • Master of Science in Management - International Business
      • Master of Science in Management - Marketing
      • Master of Science in Management - Operations and Supply Chain Management
      • Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Communication
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      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Individualized
    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
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    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Journalism
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Rhetoric and Public Culture
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Strategic Communication
      • Bachelor of Arts in English - Communication
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Concordia University Portland

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
      • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Environmental Education
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Adolescent Literacy
      • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: English Language Development
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
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    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • Master: Legal Studies
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master : Business Admin
      • MBA: Human Resources
      • MBA: Health Care 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.
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    Certificate
      • Human Services Certificates in Child and Family Services
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
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      • Postbaccalaureate Certificate - Pathway to Paralegal
      • Medical Billing and Coding Certificate
      • Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    10. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
      • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
      • MSHS in Translational Microbiology
      • Masters in Interdisciplinary Secondary Transition Services
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Special Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
    Bachelor's
      • BSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management
      • BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • BSHS in Biomedical Informatics

Featured Schools

Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

What is your highest level of education?

Saint Leo University

  • BA: Criminal Justice
  • BA: Criminal Justice - Criminalistics
  • AA: Criminal Justice
  • AA: Liberal Arts

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Johns Hopkins University

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

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CDI College

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

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Universal Technical Institute

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

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Abilene Christian University

  • EdD Organizational Leadership - Conflict Resolution Track
  • EdD Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Track
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Management - Healthcare Administration

What is your highest level of education completed?

Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Communication
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

What is your highest level of education completed?

Concordia University Portland

  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
  • M.S. - Curriculum & Instruction: Methods & Curriculum
  • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Early Childhood Education

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