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Colleges in Oregon

Whether you're looking to enjoy a quiet, rural educational experience, or experience the excitement of city life, you may want to begin your college search in Oregon. There are 52 colleges in Oregon, 26 public and 25 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Oregon has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


Oregon State University is located in Corvallis and offers over 200 degrees in fields ranging from microbiology and nuclear engineering to zoology and oceanography. In 2008, the OSU campus was designated a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places, the only college in Oregon to receive such a distinction.


The University of Oregon is located in Eugene and houses approximately 19,100 full-time students. Many undergraduate students pursue degrees in Business and Social Sciences. The film, National Lampoon's Animal House was filmed on Oregon University's campus, and notable alumni include Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc.


Southern Oregon University, located in Ashland, is a medium sized Oregon university, housing about 5,000 students. If you're a fan of Shakespeare, Ashland is the place to be, as it hosts the annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Notable alumni include actor Ty Burrell, of Modern Family, who graduated from SOU in 1993.


If you are looking for a small, liberal arts experience, Reed College in Portland may be the Oregon college for you. Reed combines a small college community of about 1,500 students with the big-city feel of Portland. James Russell, the inventor of the compact disc, graduated from this Oregon college in 1953.


Other Oregon colleges include Linfield College in McMinnville, Portland State University, Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Willamette University in Salem, and many, many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Oregon, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Oregon

School Scholarships Available
Birthingway College of Midwifery No scholarships
Blue Mountain Community College No scholarships
Central Oregon Community College No scholarships
Chemeketa Community College No scholarships
Clackamas Community College No scholarships
Clatsop Community College No scholarships
Columbia Gorge Community College No scholarships
Concordia University-Portland 1 scholarships
Corban University 27 scholarships
Eastern Oregon University 18 scholarships
George Fox University 5 scholarships
Gutenberg College No scholarships
Klamath Community College No scholarships
Lane Community College No scholarships
Lewis & Clark College 24 scholarships
Linfield College-Adult Degree Program No scholarships
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus 232 scholarships
Linfield College-Nursing & Health Sciences 2 scholarships
Linn-Benton Community College No scholarships
Marylhurst University 45 scholarships
Mount Angel Seminary No scholarships
Mt Hood Community College No scholarships
Multnomah University 4 scholarships
National College of Natural Medicine No scholarships
New Hope Christian College 5 scholarships
Northwest Christian University 8 scholarships
Oregon Coast Community College No scholarships
Oregon College of Art and Craft 3 scholarships
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine No scholarships
Oregon Health & Science University 8 scholarships
Oregon State University 42 scholarships
Oregon State University-Cascades Campus 6 scholarships
Oregon Tech 8 scholarships
Pacific Northwest College of Art 5 scholarships
Pacific University-Oregon 57 scholarships
Portland Community College 3 scholarships
Portland State University 229 scholarships
Reed College No scholarships
Rogue Community College No scholarships
Southern Oregon University 161 scholarships
Southwestern Oregon Community College No scholarships
Tillamook Bay Community College No scholarships
Treasure Valley Community College No scholarships
Umpqua Community College No scholarships
University of Oregon 323 scholarships
University of Portland 4 scholarships
University of Western States No scholarships
Warner Pacific College 17 scholarships
Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program No scholarships
Western Oregon University 11 scholarships
Western Seminary No scholarships
Willamette University 18 scholarships