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46 Schools in Oregon Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    University of Oregon

    Eugene, OR
    Tuition & Fees
    $9,310
    Years Accredited
    96 (1918)
    Student Population
    28,104
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Oregon Campus

    Tigard, OR
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,320
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    1,549
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    University of Western States

    Portland, OR
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    27 (1986)
    Student Population
    741
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Western Oregon University

    Monmouth, OR
    Tuition & Fees
    $8,529
    Years Accredited
    90 (1924)
    Student Population
    7,975
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Western Seminary

    Portland, OR
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    919
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Willamette University

    Salem, OR
    Tuition & Fees
    $40,874
    Years Accredited
    90 (1924)
    Student Population
    3,242
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

Tuition at Oregon's public and private schools has stayed very close to the national average over the last decade. While in-state tuition costs between 2006 and 2011 rose by 30.8% and 42% at 2-year and 4-year public institutions, respectively, they rose by 27.5% and 43.3% in Oregon. Looking at a slightly more recent data set, between 2008 and 2013 tuition at Oregon's public 4-year schools rose 27%, putting the state above the national median for tuition increases. Reasons for that include the fact that Oregon has cut its state per-student spending by 43.3% in the last five years, putting it near the top of the list for education cuts and pushing schools to increase student tuition.

College Enrollment

Though enrollment in Oregon's public colleges and universities increased by 34.4% between 2000 and 2010, compared to a national increase of 28.8%, that enrollment trend has reversed in recent years. Data published in 2012 showed that only 59% of Oregon high school graduates attend college; in 2014, analysis of enrollment data showed that Oregon's major universities enrolled 2% fewer students than the previous year. Reasons for the drop off in enrollment include slashed state funding for education and slightly better employment numbers, which means some people are finding jobs rather than going back to school.

YearEnrollmentSource: CollegeBoard, Trends in Tuition and Fees, Enrollment, and State Appropriations for Higher Education by State, 2012

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Oregon College Savings Plan: The state's 529 plan includes several investment options that allow students and families to save early for college. Contributions to the fund are income-tax free and can be used at a range of schools across the country.
    • Oregon Pay it Forward: While not yet in practice, the Oregon legislature is considering a college payment plan that would allow students to shift tuition payments to the future. Instead of paying for tuition up front, students would commit to contributing part of their future income to their postsecondary institution, essentially shifting all payments to a post-graduation loan.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • College Goal Oregon: This nonprofit is part of a national organization that helps students and families through the financial aid application process for college. By way of free events, the organization advises and guides students so that they are better able to afford higher education.
    • Oregon Student Access Commission: This state-run organization connects students, especially those from lower socioeconomic brackets, to college preparatory resources. They provide information on financial aid, seminars and workshops, test preparation, career planning, and state college events.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Oregon University System News: Maintained by the state organization in charge of public universities, this site provides news and trends related to all of those schools.
    • Oregon Live, Higher Education: One of Oregon's premier news publications has a section devoted entirely to news and trends in the state's higher education system.
    • Education Week Oregon: This national publication offers the option of filtering news by state, so readers can focus on education topics specific to Oregon.

Higher Education in Oregon

Oregon Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 57% Oregon
      Graduation Rate
    • 1540 SAT Oregon
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Oregon

  • OR US
    Public 2-Year
  • OR US
    Public 4-Year
  • OR US
    Private 4-year

Oregon Institutions

  • OR US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • OR US
    Public
    Institutions
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    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • OR US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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