Colleges in Oregon

Public colleges in Oregon are a part of the Oregon University System(OUS). It is comprised of seven reputable public universities with one branch campus, life-long learning centers and statewide public services. These agencies and Oregon colleges serve over one million people each year. The Oregon schools in the System are governed by the State Board of Higher Education. The Office of the Chancellor oversees the State Board and helps to fulfill statewide higher education responsibilities.

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education is comprised of 15 members that are appointed by the Governor on the approval of the Oregon State Senate. There are two faculty members and two student members who serve two-year terms and 11 public members serve four-year terms.

The largest of Oregon's colleges and universities enrollment-wise is the Portland State University in downtown Portland. A state urban research university, it was founded in 1946. It offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and doctorates in 17 fields. It has been nationally recognized for its Master's of Business Administration and urban planning programs. The Princeton Review ranked it one of the best 376 colleges on all of the West Coast in 2012.

Higher education schools in Oregon include a wide variety of private colleges and universities. The Portland area has two Catholic institutions, Marylhurst University and the University of Portland. Other private Oregon colleges are as follows.

Farther south, Willamette Valley is the home of McMinnville and Linfield colleges. George Fox University is in nearby Newberg. Corban College and Willamette University are in Salem. One of America's largest and most revered Roman Catholic seminaries, Mount Angel Seminary is near Salem. Lebanon hosts the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Northwest while Eugene is the site of Gutenberg College, New Hope Christian College and Northwest Christian University.

Economy

In 2010, the Department of Economic Analysis found the gross domestic product of Oregon to be $168.8 billion, making it the 26th wealthiest state in the nation. Agriculture is an important economic sector. The Missoula Floods enriched the land in the Willamette Valley with sediment from Glacial Lake Missoula in Western Montana as it settled onto the valley floor. Grapes grown here resemble the varieties in the regions of Alsace and Burgundy in France because of similarities in climate and soil. Wineries have become a very significant industry for the state. With a total of 303 wineries, it ranks third among the states with wineries. Oregon produces about 95 percent of all hazelnuts in the nation. Cranberries are one of the state's top crops. Oregon supplies about 7 percent of the nation's cranberries. Other agricultural outputs are wheat, cattle, sheep, eggs, dairy products, and poultry. Oregon's vast forests use to make it one of the nation's top timber production and logging states. Forest fires caused the amounts of timber produced to drop significantly. The highest acreages of timber are now on private lands.

Salmon-fishing is a big industry for the state. It is one of the world's largest producers of Salmon. The state's beautiful mountains, forests, lakes, water falls and beaches have helped to make tourism profitable. Oregon is home to Crater Lake National Park. The state has hosted several notable film shoots including Animal House, Stand By Me and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Oregon has a good share of high technology industries and services such as Tektronix and Intel. Several data centers have now taken advantage of the region's cheap power and good climate for cooling. The area is now referred to as the Silicon Forest. Google has settled in the Dalles, Facebook's data center is in Prineville and Amazon.com is currently planning to settle in Boardman.

Other corporations that are large sources of employment include Nike, Adidas, Precision Castparts Corporation, FLIR Systems, Schnitzer Steel Industries and StanCorp Financial Group.

Excellent colleges and universities, technology, agriculture and industry will continue to support a thriving economy in Oregon.

Found 123 Post-Secondary Schools In Oregon


Title City State Type Enrollment
Willamette University Salem OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 2415
Western States Chiropractic College Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 364
Western Seminary Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 732
Western Pacific Truck School Portland OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Western Oregon University Monmouth OR 4-year public 4729
Western Culinary Institute Portland OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit 568
Warner Pacific College Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 638
Vo - Tech Institute Inc Milwaukie OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Portland Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 2926
University of Phoenix - Oregon Campus Tigard OR 4-year private, for-profit 1081
University of Oregon Eugene OR 4-year public 17801
Umpqua Community College Roseburg OR 2-year public 1386
Treasure Valley Community College Ontario OR 2-year public 1785
Tillamook Bay Community College Tillamook OR 2-year public 277
The Process Work Center of Portland Graduate Sch Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
The Dalles Academy of Hair Design The Dalles OR 2-year private, for-profit No Data
The Art Institute of Portland Portland OR 4-year private, for-profit 666
Tara Lara Academy of K - 9 Hair Design Mulino OR 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Springfield College of Beauty Springfield OR 2-year private, for-profit 35
Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay OR 2-year public 3326
Southern Oregon University Ashland OR 4-year public 5493
Skelton Beauty Academy Coos Bay OR 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Salem Bible College Gervais OR 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Roseburg Beauty College Roseburg OR 2-year private, for-profit 22
Rogue Community College Grants Pass OR 2-year public 4071
Reed College Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 1385
Real Estate School of Oregon and Insurance Trnrs Salem OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Real Estate School of Eugene Eugene OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Real Estate and Insurance Schools of Oregon Medford OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Professional Trainers of Oregon Inc Roseburg OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Portland State University Portland OR 4-year public 18889
Portland Community College Portland OR 2-year public 24209
Portland Bible College Portland OR 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Pioneer Pacific College Wilsonville OR 2-year private, for-profit 352
Phagans Tigard Beauty School Tigard OR 2-year private, for-profit 28
Phagans School of Hair Design Portland OR 2-year private, for-profit 63
Phagans School of Hair Design Portland OR 2-year private, for-profit 42
Phagans School of Beauty Salem OR 2-year private, for-profit 99
Phagans Newport Academy of Cosmetology Careers Newport OR 2-year private, for-profit 43
Phagans Medford Beauty School Medford OR 2-year private, for-profit 127
Phagans Grants Pass College of Beauty Grants Pass OR 2-year private, for-profit 86
Phagans Central Oregon Beauty College Bend OR 2-year private, for-profit 105
Phagans Beauty College Corvallis OR 2-year private, for-profit 50
Pendleton College of Hair Design Pendleton OR 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Paul Mitchell - the School Astoria OR 2-year private, for-profit 26
Pacific University Forest Grove OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 1979
Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 325
Pacific Bible College Medford OR 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Oregon University System Eugene OR Central office or Administrative Unit No Data
Oregon State University Corvallis OR 4-year public 16758
Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls OR 4-year public 2815
Oregon Health & Science University Portland OR 4-year public 1905
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Tech Beaverton OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 580
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 196
Oregon College of Beauty and Barbering Hermiston OR 2-year private, for-profit 14
Oregon College of Art and Craft Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 78
Oregon Coast Community College Newport OR 2-year public 515
Oregon Business College Eugene OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Northwest Nannies Institute Lake Oswego OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit 35
Northwest College of Hair Design Clackamas OR 2-year private, for-profit 232
Northwest Christian College Eugene OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 490
Norman F Webb Real Estate Courses Salem OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
National College of Naturopathic Medicine Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 578
Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 837
Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 2-year public 8556
Mount Angel Seminary Saint Benedict OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 58
Montessori Institute Northwest Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 22
Mccain Institutes Grants Pass OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Marylhurst University Marylhurst OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 984
Linn - Benton Community College Albany OR 2-year public 4443
Linfield College - Portland Campus Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 332
Linfield College - Adult Degree Program Mcminnville OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 632
Linfield College Mcminnville OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 1534
Lewis & Clark College Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 3018
Lane Community College Eugene OR 2-year public 9957
Klamath Community College Klamath Falls OR 2-year public 448
ITT Technical Institute Portland OR 4-year private, for-profit 471
International Institute of Transportation Resource Clackamas OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Heavy Equipment Operations School Inc Eugene OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Heald College - Portland Portland OR 2-year private, not-for-profit 344
Gutenberg College Eugene OR 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
George Fox University Newberg OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 2635
Franklin Institute of Sales Lake Oswego OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Flight Shop Bend OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Everest College - Portland Portland OR 2-year private, for-profit 450
Eugene Bible College Eugene OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 172
Empire Data Entry Center Eugene OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Emmett Travel School Portland OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Elliott Bookkeeping School Portland OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Eastern Oregon University La Grande OR 4-year public 2778
East West College of the Healing Arts Portland OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
East Oregon Center for Professional Studies Hermiston OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Eagle Flight Center Hillsboro OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cosmetology Careers Unlimited - Portland Portland OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Corban College Salem OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 696
Concordia University Portland OR 4-year private, not-for-profit 1040
Concorde Career Institute Portland OR Less than 2-year private, for-profit 453
Columbia Gorge Community College The Dalles OR 2-year public 840
College of Legal Arts Portland OR 2-year private, for-profit 112
College of Hair Design Careers Salem OR 2-year private, for-profit 92

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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