Colleges in Oregon

Colleges in Oregon

Oregon is nicknamed The Beaver State, which plays nicely with the fact that Oregon produces more timber than any other state in the US. Other top supporters in the economy include technology, hydroelectric power, agriculture and fishing. Many of the colleges in Oregon are clustered near the coast of the Pacific Ocean but some can be found scattered inland, as well. Willamette University isn’t only the oldest college in the state, but also the oldest institution in the Western US. When it comes to the most selective, Reed College in Portland accepts the fewest students. Notable attractions in Oregon include the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, the scenic Columbia River Highway, and Crater Lake National Park. This Western State is split between two time zones (Mountain Time Zone and the Pacific Time Zone), has a generally mild climate, and is home to the deepest lake in the US, Crater Lake.
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University of Oregon

With a campus along the Willamette River, the University of Oregon is a 4-year public university in Eugene and the flagship campus of the UO System. The UO is home to nine colleges hosting more than 300 degree-granting academic programs. To provide a...

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The University of Oregon is not only a beautiful campus but offers the kind of liberal arts studies that I prefer. The excitement of living on campus and attending favored sporting events has contributed to my enjoyment at this school. I look forward...

” – Katharine from Claremont, CA
Oregon State University

Oregon State University is an international public institution located in Corvallis, OR. Originally Corvallis Academy, 150 years and more than 200 degree offerings later, OSU is one of only three universities in the US to have a land-, sea-, space-...

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only school to offer ecologocal engineering at an undergraduate level

” – James from Cedar Knolls, NJ
Portland State University

Originally founded to educate returning World War II veterans, Portland State University is a 4-year public institution in the heart of Portland. The PSU campus encompasses eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 120...

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Depending on how much you apply yourself you can really learn a lot. You learn from everyone and about everything, very interesting approach to teaching here.

” – Mary from Portland, OR
Reed College

Reed is a small liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon devoted to intellectual inquiry, passionate individualism, in an engaging and supportive community. Reedies share a love of learning, a spirit of friendship and independence, a commitment to...

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This school will teach you how to think independently and seek out your weak points in order to improve them.

” – Maya from Charlotte, VT
University of Portland

Established by the Congregation of the Holy Cross in 1891, the University of Portland is a private Roman Catholic university. UP is home to colleges and schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, and Education conferring...

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The University of Portland is a lovely small school. It is religious, however it isn't oppressively religious. The professors are competent as well as helpful, a few are downright hysterical.

” – Micah from Gig Harbor, WA
Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a 4-year public liberal arts college in south central Oregon. SOU confers bachelor’s degrees in 36 academic fields of study and provides numerous opportunities to engage in field study, internships, and capstone projects...

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My Professors are really experienced and actually know what they're talking about. They are goofy and fun and not strict and grumpy like most colleges. I've learned more here in one semester than in my senior year of high school!

” – The Runner From Umatilla

Originally founded in 1856 by Oregon pioneers, Western Oregon University is a 4-year public school and the oldest public institution in the state. Western Oregon grants bachelor’s degrees in 52 academic majors. To provide a break from campus, the...

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My goal is to graduate in three years, and the flexible scheduling at Western allows me to follow through with my plans.

” – Madelyn from Beaverton, OR
Willamette University

Founded in 1842, Willamette University is a liberal arts institution in northwest Oregon and the oldest university in the western half of the United States. Willamette’s College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate degrees in over 40 academic fields...

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Each day at Willamette I have anywhere from two to five hours of class, at least this semester, and for each class I come out learning something new. Of course some days I learn more than others, but everyday I go to class I know that I will learn a...

” – Zachery from California
Portland Community College

Portland Community College is a 2-year higher education institution in Portland, Oregon. It is the largest community college in the state and operates 4 campuses around the Portland metro area. The university offers professional certificates...

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PCC is a great place for students to develop. Between the various campuses, there is a wide variety of programs of study, including skilled trades. A high level of instructional quality is expected from professors at PCC, and typical instructors are...

” – Kyle from Portland, OR
George Fox University

Founded in 1891, George Fox University is a private institution based in Newberg, Oregon. It is affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends and integrates the Christian faith into their curriculum. All students must sign an honor code that...

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I am finally being challenged in the classroom again. I almost floated through high school, but George Fox pushes me in the classroom. It expands my thinking, and the teachers are friendly. The ratio of teachers to students is low, so it's really...

” – Dana from Harrisburg, OR
Eastern Oregon University

With a campus nestled in the Blue Mountain range, Eastern Oregon University is a 4-year public institution in northeast Oregon. Eastern Oregon is home to four colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 25 academic majors. For...

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Through one short year, I feel as though I have learned to think in a different light.

” – Ashli from Nampa, ID

Lane Community College is a 2-year institution offering degrees and certificates from eight academic departments. The Science department at LCC features several green career programs as well as degrees in Energy Management and Sustainability...

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I have been able to learn how to become a better parent at Lane by taking a few courses on early childhood education. I have also learned how to become a better writer and have been able to win one award for my high school because of the great...

” – Jessica from Eugene, OR
Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College is a 4-year liberal arts college in the southwest hills of Portland. Lewis & Clark confers undergraduate degrees in 29 academic majors and 27 minors and all first year students are enrolled in a 2-semester course called...

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All of my classes at Lewis and Clark are great. I am learning alot from all of my teachers, and whenever I have a question it is easy to find them during office hours or through email.

” – Jessica from Seattle, WA
Corban University

Corban University is a private, independent institution that provides a Christ-centered education outside of Salem, Oregon, situated on a forested hillside. Corban offers traditional on-campus degrees as well as five that can be completed entirely...

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There are a variety of classes here--I feel like a kid in a candy store! Luckily, you have a personal advisor in the department of your major who is dedicated to making sure you take the right classes at the right time. That way, you can take that...

” – Casey from Post Falls, ID

Mt Hood Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Gresham, Oregon, with a satellite location in Portland. The campus features a wide variety of facilities for students to visit, such as the Visual Arts Center Gallery, the...

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The teachers at this institution have an uncanny amount of knowledge. It's surprising how in depth and passionate many are about their studies.

” – Nathan from Portland, OR

Clackamas Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Oregon City, and is one of the largest community colleges in Oregon state. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains satellite campuses in Milwaukie and...

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There's a great atmosphere on campus and it's great to be able to meet new people, all kinds of people. There's a greater variety of people at Clackamas, and the sports are great!

” – Sara from Gresham, OR

Concordia University-Portland is a private liberal arts institution based in the Pacific Northwest. The school was founded in 1905 by the Lutheran Church and remains affiliated today. The CU-Portland is home to the George R. White Library & Learning...

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I learn something everyday. The teachers use a variety of learning methods to get your attention and to help you learn. They even have tutoring centers for free for students and

” – Jennifer from Beaverton, OR
Oregon Institute of Technology

The Oregon Institute of Technology is a public and state-supported institute of technology based in Klamath Falls, OR, and has satellite campuses in Seattle-Boeing and the Portland-Metro area. Entire degrees can be earned via Oregon Online and...

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There is an extensive amount of information being taught at Oregon Institute of Technology, and excellent professors that are extremely willing to help you learn it. Since this college is on the smaller side, the professors know you by your name and...

” – Lillian from Corvallis, OR
Pacific University

Pacific University is a liberal arts college in the greater Portland area. Pacific is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education granting undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors. Utilizing the university’s location, Pacific...

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Pacific University has an extensive course catalog of basic classes, as well as in depth, career specific courses. As one who is undecided about my major, I appreciate the strong base of courses and large number of majors. While most of the majors...

” – Jayme from Hillsboro, OR
Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University is a public institution based in Portland, OR, that operates two hospitals. The university is dedicated to research and training health professionals. OHSU is credited with developing stem cells from skin cells...

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Love this program!! It's worth the extra year of nursing school; I feel by the time I graduate, I will be a well-prepared nurse!

” – Sarah from Turner, OR
Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Hayesville, Oregon. The college also maintains a number of satellite locations, which can be found in McMinnville, Brooks, Woodburn, Eola, and Dallas, Oregon. Along with the...

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When you hear somebody tell you that they are going to community college, we all say to ourselves, hm, should just go to university. But in my time at chemeketa, I feel like despite the community college stigma, I am learning a lot.

” – Michael from Salem, OR

Linn-Benton Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and three extension centers in western Oregon with more than 80 academic degrees and certificates grouped into seven departments known as Meta Majors. LBCC’s Culinary Arts...

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When I enrolled to LBCC I really thought nothing of it. In my head I just thought oh look more school. But after the first year at LBCC I have learned so much and respect and thank every professor I have had and will have in the near future. Thank...

” – Daniel from Sweet Home, OR

With campus a short drive from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Rogue Community College is a 2-year institution in southern Oregon. RCC is home to 51 academic departments hosting degree and certificate-granting programs. Utilizing its wooded...

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I really feel that Rogue Community College has given me a good foundation for education. The classes they offer have been a tremendous help, not to mention it is amazing how some of the classes are aligned with requirements for Southern Oregon...

” – Jonna from Eagle Point, OR

Multnomah University is a 4-year non-denominational Christian college in Portland, Oregon. Multnomah utilizes The Bible as a foundation for every class and offers programs in liberal arts and humanities in addition to religious studies. As a Christ...

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Good gracious! I'm learning so much! Who knew there was so much meaning in what seemed before to be orderless Sunday School stories!

” – Shea from Spokane, WA

Warner Pacific College is a private, Christ-centered institution established on an urban, 15-acre campus in Portland, Oregon, with satellite locations throughout the city and in Longview and Vancouver. WP offers over 50 undergraduate major and minor...

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We are required to do core classes, and though many complain about it since they seem to not have anything to do with their major or minor, I have found that things I learn from them can actually have quite a bit of commonalities with my major or...

” – Jessica from Vancouver, WA
Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. We're a private non-profit AICAD fine art and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon. We offer eleven Bachelor...

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PNCA has a rigorous environment with dedicated students and faculty who are genuinely interested in their fields of study. Courses are challenging and rewarding. Being part of this community means thinking critically and working creatively.

” – Elaina from Portland, OR
Oregon State University-Cascades Campus

Oregon State University–Cascades is a public university in Bend, Oregon. Students earn an OSU degree in a smaller setting. OSU-Cascades offers a variety of bachelor’s degrees including signature programs like energy systems engineering, software...

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I love getting an Oregon State University education in Bend! The small campus has a strong community, It feels like I am taking classes and living life in Bend. We aren't just stuck on a campus, our town is our campus!

” – Tessa from Bend, OR

With four campuses serving a six-county area, Central Oregon Community College is the oldest 2-year institution in the state. COCC is home to over 75 academic programs and offers degrees and certificates in such eclectic fields as Baking and Pastry...

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The Cascade Culinary Institute (part of Central Oregon Community College) is the best culinary school on the west coast due to it's brand new facility, amazing faculty, one on one time with students and broad learning experience of various cuisine...

” – McKayla from Bend, OR

With a campus on the shores of the Umpqua River, Umpqua Community College is a 2-year institution in western Oregon. UCC is home to transfer education and career technical divisions hosting degree and certificate-granting programs. The college...

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It's a great learning environment. Thing to remember is , don't be afraid to ask questions. If you don't then you will be stuck. NO ONE IS GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU. Heck, they might've had the same question.

” – Amaryah from Winston, OR

Northwest Christian University is a 4-year Christ-centered institution offering degrees in Bible & Theology, Christian Ministry, Christian Worship, and 15 other liberal arts subjects. NCU also sponsors study abroad programs during the school year and...

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The professors here are very good at keeping the class entertained and engaged. They are sure to include relevant pop culture to grab your attention on a subject. Just the other day a professor used Titanic to help describe the Greek tragedy...

” – Amanda from Elmira, OR

Blue Mountain Community College is a 2-year institution with seven campuses and extension sites in northeast Oregon. BMCC is home to 26 academic departments including Veterinary Studies and Paraeducator programs. In addition, the college offers 11...

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Excellent beginner school for those looking to start back to school. The staff is awesome, very helpful. Locations are placed throughout the state as well as online.

” – Brandy from North Powder, OR

Southwestern Oregon Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Coos Bay, with a satellite location in Brookings. Founded in 1961, SOCC was Oregon’s first community college, and it now serves a student population of over 14,000...

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My first major at SWOCC was Network Administration, and I have to say, this is not a great college for computer related courses. The computer hardware is very outdated and the material is not always current, especially in the more technical courses...

” – Jacey from Myrtle Point, OR
Treasure Valley Community College

Treasure Valley Community College is a 2-year institution in with four eastern Oregon campuses as well as a facility in western Idaho. TVCC confers degrees and certificates in more than 80 subjects including programs in Helicopter and Fixed-Wing...

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i am learning a lot in classes like speech 111. it's kind of a tough class if you're really shy like i am but the teacher makes it fun because he makes up jokes and funny stories. this class is very important if you're going to be in any field of...

” – Leticia from Wilder, ID
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus is an undergraduate liberal arts school that accepts new enrollments for both the fall and spring semesters. The 189-acre campus features the Miller Fine Arts Center/Linfield Gallery, the Vivian A. Bull Music...

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I have learned so much in the short time I have been at Linfield, and not just in class. I have been able to learn from the people around me, not just information important for my classes, but lessons about how to be a member of a community and to...

” – Nicole from Coos Bay, OR

The University of Western States is the second oldest chiropractic institution in the United States and a school of integrated healthcare. In addition to its College of Chiropractic program, the UWS College of Graduate Studies offers degrees in six...

Klamath Community College is a 2-year college in southwest Oregon. KCC is home to five academic departments featuring 22 degree and 25 certificate-granting programs. Additionally, six associate degrees are available entirely online. To challenge...

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Excellent place to further your education. The instructors are very approachable. The programs the school offers are designed to help their students succeed.

” – Karen from Dorris, CA

Located a short drive from Yaquina Bay, Oregon Coast Community College is a 2-year college with a main campus and two satellite locations in western Oregon. Oregon Coast is home to seven academic departments and, to provide academic support for...

With a main campus situated on a hillside next to the Columbia River, Clatsop Community College is a 2-year college in northwest Oregon. Clatsop offers 15 associate degree and 12 certificate-granting academic programs. With its proximity to the...

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When considering Clatsop Community College for your education, my advice is to talk to students who have been at the college when you go to decide on classes. It really depends on your skills in each area to determine which teacher you need to be...

” – Shelby from Warrenton, OR

Established in 1956, The National University of Natural Medicine is a private, medical education institution located in Portland, Oregon. NUNM offers nine master’s and doctoral degree programs, five certificate programs, and three bachelor’s degree...

With two campuses a short distance from the Columbia River, Columbia Gorge Community College is a 2-year college in northern Oregon. CGCC is home to seven academic divisions hosting over 13 degree and 14 certificate-granting programs. As an...

Established in 1925, New Hope Christian College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Eugene, Oregon. NHCC offers a Creative Arts bachelor’s degree with three concentration options, a Ministry Leadership bachelor’s degree with five...

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New Hope is a great place to move toward true maturity in all aspects of your life. The faculty and student body show exceptional living in their studies, attitude, and passion to make an impact in this world. There's a friendly and open atmosphere...

” – Reina from Springfield, OR

Originally founded as the Portland Baptist Bible Institute, Western Seminary is a Christian graduate school focusing on Gospel study with campus locations in Portland, Sacramento, San José, and Seattle. Western features five theological master’s...

Originally established as a diploma-granting program from Good Samaritan Hospital, the Linfield College School of Nursing is a nursing education academy in Portland. The Nursing program at Linfield is available as a 2-year and accelerated 15-month...

Established in 1983, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is a private, medical education institution located in Portland. OCOM’s academic offerings include a Master of Acupuncture, a Master and a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and a...

With campus a short drive from its eponymous bay and the Pacific Ocean, Tillamook Bay Community College is a 2-year institution in western Oregon. TBCC is home to 12 fields of study granting associate degrees and certificates. In addition, the...

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The classes have challenging parts but the teachers are very helpful.

” – Kimberly from Tillamook, OR

Founded as electronics training program, Pioneer Pacific College is a for-profit college with three Oregon locations focusing on career-centered academic courses. Pioneer Pacific offers degree and certificate-granting programs in Business, Healthcare...

From its first days holding classes in the house of its founder, Birthingway College of Midwifery has grown to become a degree-granting institution of the midwifery arts in Portland. Birthingway offers a bachelor’s degree in Midwifery and associate...

The Portland Actors Conservatory is an acting training academy dedicated to cultivating a performing artist mindset and lifelong dedication to the craft. The conservatory’s 2-year curriculum features classes in movement, voice, text analysis, and...

Founded by the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey, Mount Angel Seminary is a Roman Catholic seminary in northwest Oregon dedicated to training students for the priesthood. The oldest seminary in the western United States, Mount Angel consists of...

Linfield College-Online and Continuing Education is the internet hub for all Linfield online courses. Linfield OCE offers bachelor’s degrees in 10 fields of study and 19 certificate-granting programs. For working students, Linfield OCE provides the...

Founded by a Christian radio station manager, Pacific Bible College is a 2-year non-denominational Christian institution in southern Oregon focused on training students in Biblical literacy and theology. PBC offers associate degrees in Biblical...

The Warner Pacific University Adult Degree Program is the hub for courses designed for adult students at WPU. The WPU Adult Degree Program offers degrees in eight academic fields of study. To accommodate working students, WPU Adult Degree courses...

Located near Gateway Mall, Northwest College-Springfield is a beauty school and a regional campus of NWC in the Eugene metro area. NWC Springfield offers courses in Hair Design, Barbering, and Nail Technology as well as the only nationally accredited...

With a campus overlooking the lake at Tualatin Commons, Northwest College-Tualatin is a hair and beauty school in the Portland metro area. NWC Tualatin is home to hair and beauty courses in subjects such as Barbering and Esthetics as well as...

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