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Discover top college programs in the Pacific Northwest! CollegeStats helps you organize “the mother list” of Oregon schools to find the best college programs by price, online learning offers, admission rates and more. Our college database also includes out-of-state schools that give discounts to Oregon residents.

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.

Check out our list of top colleges in Oregon below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate Details
1

Abdill Career College Inc

Medford

OR

N/A

Vocational

N/A

Distance Learning

No

2

Academy of Hair Design-Salem

Salem

OR

N/A

2 year

76.47%

Distance Learning

No

3

American College of Healthcare Sciences

Portland

OR

N/A

4 year

N/A

Distance Learning

Yes

4

Aveda Institute-Portland

Portland

OR

N/A

2 year

92%

Distance Learning

No

5

Beau Monde College of Hair Design

Portland

OR

N/A

2 year

78.26%

Distance Learning

No

6

Beau Monde College of Hair Design-Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology

Portland

OR

N/A

Vocational

N/A

Distance Learning

No

7

Birthingway College of Midwifery

Portland

OR

N/A

4 year

N/A

Distance Learning

No

8

Blue Mountain Community College

Pendleton

OR

$11,395

2 year

35.37%

Distance Learning

Yes

9

Carrington College-Portland

Portland

OR

N/A

2 year

N/A

Distance Learning

Yes

10

Central Oregon Community College

Bend

OR

$9,871

2 year

50.72%

Distance Learning

Yes

11

Chemeketa Community College

Salem

OR

$7,103

2 year

52.74%

Distance Learning

Yes

12

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City

OR

$5,008

2 year

49.72%

Distance Learning

Yes

13

Clatsop Community College

Astoria

OR

$7,600

2 year

53.09%

Distance Learning

Yes

14

College of Cosmetology

Klamath Falls

OR

N/A

2 year

90%

Distance Learning

No

15

College of Hair Design Careers

Salem

OR

N/A

2 year

75%

Distance Learning

No

16

Columbia Gorge Community College

The Dalles

OR

$8,336

2 year

54.84%

Distance Learning

Yes

17

Concorde Career College-Portland

Portland

OR

N/A

2 year

74.65%

Distance Learning

No

18

Concordia University-Portland

Portland

OR

N/A

4 year

68.2%

Distance Learning

Yes

19

Corban University

Salem

OR

N/A

4 year

76.58%

Distance Learning

Yes

20

DeVry University-Oregon

Portland

OR

N/A

4 year

N/A

Distance Learning

Yes

21

East West College of the Healing Arts

Portland

OR

N/A

Vocational

N/A

Distance Learning

No

22

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande

OR

$15,223

4 year

57.94%

Distance Learning

Yes

23

Everest College-Portland

Portland

OR

N/A

2 year

33.33%

Distance Learning

Yes

24

Everest Institute-Tigard

Tigard

OR

N/A

Vocational

N/A

Distance Learning

No

25

George Fox University

Newberg

OR

N/A

4 year

82.55%

Distance Learning

Yes


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About Living in Oregon: Fun Facts & Statistics

-Oregon is booming! As reported in CNN Money, in 2014 more Americans moved to Oregon than to any other state. Inbound moves were up 5% over 2013, and college enrollment rose by about 5% too.

  • Oregon is a top state for students who like to be outdoors. Dramatic scenery includes Mt. Hood and other high mountain peaks, deep lakes and gorges, powerful rivers, extinct volcanos and windswept beaches.
    Oregon towns hold some of the world’s best festivals. Lately some cities have perpetual party atmospheres too; Oregon’s become a leader in the beer industry, and Portland alone has about 60 breweries.
  • Housing costs in Oregon are relatively low, especially when eyed by California neighbors. Rental costs are reasonable for students and buying a home of your own someday would likely be affordable. The median price for a single-family home is about $300,000 in Portland versus $900,000 in San Francisco.
    Commute times are low. For off-campus students a typical school-home commute time is about 15 minutes. Public transportation systems are strong here too.
  • Entrepreneurs succeed in Oregon. Small businesses are thriving. So too are bigger industries such as tech and filmmaking, which are relocating from across state lines. If you attend college in Oregon, you can find great opportunities for internships and in-state employment after graduation.

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