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.

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Liberty University

  • Doctor Of Education - Leadership
  • Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • MA: Communication
  • MS: Criminal Justice

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Full Sail University

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  • MS - Entertainment Business (Campus)
  • BS - Sportscasting (Campus)
  • Bachelor of Science - Software Development

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Purdue University Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
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Colorado State University Global

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Herzing University

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Walden University

  • Doctor of Education (EdD) - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • PhD in Criminal Justice - General
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Grand Canyon University

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Central Christian College of Kansas

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