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85 Colleges in Oregon

So you want to attend college in Oregon?

If you are a native or a Oregon implant, there are several reasons that you may want to attend college at home, ranging from appreciating the beauty of the state to enjoying the nightlife.

Top Schools

In 2010 in Oregon, the top-ranking colleges and universities were:

  1. Reed College - located in Portland, it was ranked 24th in the nation
  2. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, it was ranked 27th in the nation
  3. Willamette University - located in Salem, it was ranked 28th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Oregon has 923,567 college students. Of these students, approximately 32.5% are enrolled in one of the 654 bachelor's degree programs offered at Oregon schools. Another 45.0% of students are enrolled in one of Oregon's 904 certificate or associate's degree programs. The remaining 22.5% of Oregon college students are pursuing graduate-level degrees from one of Oregon's 452 master's or Ph.D. level programs.

The most popular courses of study in Oregon are:

  1. Healthcare - 10% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 7% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Liberal Arts - 7% of students graduated from liberal arts programs

Tuition

At Oregon schools in 2011, tuition for Oregon residents ranged from $2,643 per year to $41,200 per year, with the average tuition being $8,041 per year. The highest tuition rates in Oregon were charged at the following schools in 2011:

  1. Reed College - located in Portland, it charged students a tuition of $41,200 per year
  2. Willamette University - located in Salem, it charged students a tuition of $37,361 per year
  3. Lewis & Clark College - located in Portland, it charged students a tuition of $36,632 per year

The following schools charged the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Central Oregon Community College - located in Bend, it charged students a tuition of $2,643 per year
  2. Klamath Community College - located in Klamath Falls, it charged students a tuition of $2,895 per year
  3. Clatsop Community College - located in Astoria, it charged students a tuition of $2,952 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Oregon received $402,837,319 in financial aid in 2008. Approximately 64% of this was in the form of institutional grants or scholarships. In 2008, the schools providing the most institutional financial aid to students were:

Oregon Student Demographics

The average student population at Oregon schools is 2,940 students. 6 of Oregon's 85 schools have over 10,000 students each. In 2010, the Oregon schools with the largest student population were:

  1. Portland Community College - located in Portland, it had 30,161 students
  2. Portland State University - located in Portland, it had 27,901 students
  3. University of Oregon - located in Eugene, it had 22,335 students

In 2010, the Oregon schools with the smallest student population were:

  1. Phagans Newport Academy of Cosmetology Careers - located in Newport, it had 32 students
  2. Roseburg Beauty College - located in Roseburg, it had 33 students
  3. Northwest College - located in Beaverton, it had 34 students

Graduation Rates

Each year, approximately 80,799 students graduate from colleges and universities around the state. The schools with the highest graduation rates in Oregon in 2010 were:

  1. College of Cosmetology - located in Klamath Falls, it had a graduation rate of 88%
  2. Phagans Grants Pass College of Beauty - located in Grants Pass, it had a graduation rate of 87%
  3. Phagans Medford Beauty School - located in Medford, it had a graduation rate of 86%

The following Oregon colleges and universities had the lowest graduation rates:

  1. Lane Community College - located in Eugene, it had a graduation rate of 7%
  2. Klamath Community College - located in Klamath Falls, it had a graduation rate of 10%
  3. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, it had a graduation rate of 11%

Diversity

Colleges and universities in Oregon have a relatively diverse student population. In 2009, an average of 32% of undergraduate students were from ethnically-diverse backgrounds. In the same year, the male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at Oregon colleges and universities was 4 to 10. In 2009, approximately 58% of undergraduate students were 24 years of age or younger. The following Oregon colleges and universities had the greatest percentage of minority students:

  1. Everest Institute-Tigard - located in Portland, 70% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Marylhurst University - located in Marylhurst, 66% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Mount Angel Seminary - located in Saint Benedict, 61% of students were from minority backgrounds

Oregon Faculty Demographics

Although the students at Oregon schools are very diverse, the faculty at Oregon colleges and universities is not diverse. In 2009, 25% of faculty at Oregon schools were from a racial or ethnic minority background. Amongst Oregon faculty, the female to male ratio was 1 to 1.

Faculty to Student Ratio

In 2009, on average for every 100 students, there were 25 faculty at Oregon schools. The schools with the largest number of faculty for each student in Oregon were:

  1. Phagans Medford Beauty School
  2. Phagans Beauty College
  3. Mount Angel Seminary

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 57,130 $26,030 $25,000 -2.6%
2
Registered Nurses+ 31,950 $75,350 $67,720 14.2%
3
Office Clerks, General+ 30,740 $30,100 $28,240 -25.0%
4
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 24,870 $35,380 $35,340 -6.3%
5
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 23,230 $32,410 $32,000 40.4%
6
General and Operations Managers+ 19,560 $102,420 $113,100 3.4%
7
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 14,750 $51,820 $54,330 -7.8%
8
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 14,440 $39,950 $39,890 12.1%
9
Cooks, Restaurant+ 13,640 $25,110 $23,260 8.3%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 13,460 $48,340 $50,770 -5.9%
11
Medical Secretaries+ 13,400 $33,050 $31,820 100.6%
12
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 13,200 $26,570 $25,140 9.8%
13
Accountants and Auditors+ 11,430 $62,080 $68,960 1.3%
14
Carpenters+ 9,840 $43,240 $43,890 -31.5%
15
Construction Laborers+ 9,520 $34,060 $33,590 -5.4%
16
Home Health Aides+ 8,640 $21,470 $21,760 -2.3%
17
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 8,110 $45,030 $45,860 -44.5%
18
Security Guards+ 7,600 $26,570 $26,870 15.5%
19
Software Developers, Applications+ 7,470 $90,240 $90,410
20
Medical Assistants+ 7,340 $32,540 $29,760 49.8%
21
Cooks, Fast Food+ 6,930 $19,690 $18,540 -24.9%
22
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 6,560 $28,440 $30,100 38.1%
23
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 6,070 $51,170 $54,880 -9.1%
24
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 5,810 $24,360 $29,200
25
Managers, All Other+ 5,790 $84,940 $102,160 -23.5%
26
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 5,760 $40,020 $38,200 -21.5%
27
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 5,610 $25,620 $24,180 25.8%
28
Electricians+ 5,580 $64,260 $51,810 -22.7%
29
Lawyers+ 5,330 $99,360 $129,440 14.9%
30
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 5,150 $33,760 $33,270 -4.8%
31
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 5,140 $58,310 $55,620 -0.8%
32
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 4,830 $180,390 $180,870
33
Dental Assistants+ 4,750 $37,750 $34,140 12.6%
34
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 4,600 $64,180 $62,260 -15.9%
35
Pharmacy Technicians+ 4,580 $34,080 $29,330 48.2%
36
Financial Managers+ 4,540 $103,770 $116,970 15.5%
37
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 4,280 $49,010 $42,780 6.2%
38
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 3,950 $58,560 $50,360 -13.2%
39
Clergy+ 3,870 $51,180 $48,290 -6.1%
40
Management Analysts+ 3,830 $73,750 $87,260 64.4%
41
Civil Engineers+ 3,820 $75,020 $82,280 21.7%
42
Computer and Information Systems Managers+ 3,820 $117,900 $123,280 39.4%
43
Loan Officers+ 3,790 $68,470 $65,900 -27.5%
44
Sales Managers+ 3,760 $105,100 $114,110 24.9%
45
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 3,570 $43,510 $42,250 7.9%
46
Legal Secretaries+ 3,540 $41,640 $43,270 -8.3%
47
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 3,390 $39,810 $43,850 12.6%
48
Coaches and Scouts+ 3,100 $37,440 $35,950 74.2%
49
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 3,090 $99,200 $93,670 21.7%
50
Cost Estimators+ 3,070 $61,520 $62,060 -5.5%