Find the Best Colleges in Oregon
Oregon has 17 community colleges and a wide range of four-year colleges and universities. Choose from large public research universities, small liberal arts colleges, health science colleges, Christian colleges and more.
Online and offline, residents of Oregon can also attend certain out-of-state schools at reduced cost: Oregon has tuition agreements with schools in Alaska, Hawaii, California, Washington and other states through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (see below). Find the best college values in Oregon and across the country with our free database.
Overview: Oregon Colleges
- Online learning is gaining steam in Oregon. About 10% of Oregon college students take classes exclusively online. Oregon State University (a top research university) is a main provider of distance degree programs, but 15 additional universities in Oregon have online degree programs.
- Four-year colleges in Oregon are relatively affordable. Tuition is about $9000/year for in-state students.
- States that have tuition reciprocity with Oregon through the Western Undergraduate Exchange are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands participates too. Tuition reciprocity lets students attend certain public out-of-state community colleges and four-year schools online or offline without paying the usual non-resident tuition.
- Oregon community college programs are available online and at 60 learning centers statewide. Credit hours cost about $90 each at full price. Including fees, attendance is about $4500/year for a full-time student.