Oregon Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in Oregon

The colleges and universities in Oregon could be the first step in your journey to a fab new career. There's Oregon's state university system, of course, and also educational opportunities through its dozen-plus private colleges and universities. You'll find programs that allow you to study areas such as health, science, technology and much, much more.

Growing you career in Oregon

Logging has played a significant role in Oregon's economy, as well as agriculture and tourism, but the future looks decidedly high-tech. Greater Portland Inc., a private-sector economic development initiative, lists computer software, design, environmental services and renewable energy as key industries that are attracting both businesses and job seekers to Oregon.

At universities in Oregon, you can find degree programs for both traditional and cutting edge industries in the state. Make no mistake; your choice of majors can have a significant impact on the amount of money you'll make after graduation. There are already many fast-growing occupations in the state that require a college degree that could be right for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean earned wages for some of the state's fast-growing occupations were:

  1. Audiologists: $74,070
  2. Chiropractors: $54,090
  3. Marriage and family therapists: $57,100
  4. Recreational therapists (38 percent job growth predicted between 2008 and 2018): $48,420
  5. Survey researchers: $61,050

If you're not convinced about attending one of the colleges and universities in Oregon to help you build a career in the state, take a hint from Nike - one of the Fortune 500 companies based in Oregon - and just do it!

See also: Oregon Vocational Schools and Career Training

Other Colleges & Universities in Oregon

Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, Oregon www.bluecc.edu
Cascade College
Portland, Oregon www.cascade.edu
Central Oregon Community College
Bend, Oregon www.cocc.edu
Chemeketa Community College
Salem, Oregon www.chemeketa.edu
Clackamas Community College
Oregon City, OR www.clackamas.edu
Clatsop Community College
Astoria, Oregon www.clatsopcc.edu
College of Legal Arts
Portland, Oregon
Columbia Gorge Community College
The Dalles, Oregon www.cgcc.cc.or.us
Concordia University
Portland, Oregon www.cu-portland.edu
Corban College
Salem, Oregon (formerly Western Baptist College) www.corban.edu
Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, OR www.eou.edu
Eugene Bible College
Eugene, Oregon www.ebc.edu
George Fox University
Newburg, Oregon www.georgefox.edu
Klamath Community College
Klamath Falls, Oregon www.klamathcc.edu
Lane Community College
Eugene, Oregon www.lanecc.edu
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon www.lclark.edu
Linfield College
McMinnville, Oregon www.linfield.edu
Linfield College - Portland Campus
Portland, Oregon www.linfield.edu
Linn-Benton Community College
Albany, Oregon www.linnbenton.edu
Marylhurst University
Marylhurst, Oregon www.marylhurst.edu
Mount Angel Seminary
St. Benedict, Oregon www.mtangel.edu
Mt Hood Community College
Gresham, Oregon www.mhcc.edu
Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary
Portland, Oregon www.multnomah.edu
Northwest Christian University
Eugene, Oregon www.northwestchristian.edu
Oregon Coast Community College
Newport, Oregon www.occc.cc.or.us
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Portland, OR www.ocac.edu
Oregon Institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, Portland, OR; Fort Lewis, WA www.oit.edu
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR oregonstate.edu
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, Oregon www.pnca.edu
Pacific University
Forest Grove, Oregon www.pacificu.edu
Portland Community College
Portland, Newburg, Beaverton, Oregon www.pcc.edu
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon www.pdx.edu
Reed College
Portland, Oregon www.reed.edu
Rogue Community College
Grants Pass, Medford, Oregon www.roguecc.edu
Salem Bible College
Salem, Oregon www.salembiblecollege.org
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR www.sou.edu
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Coos Bay, Oregon www.socc.edu
Tillamook Bay Community College
Tillamook, Bay City, Oregon www.tbcc.cc.or.us
Treasure Valley Community College
Ontario, Oregon www.tvcc.cc
Umpqua Community College
Roseburg, Oregon www.umpqua.edu
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR www.uoregon.edu
University of Portland
Portland, Oregon www.up.edu
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, Oregon www.wou.edu
Willamette University
Salem, Oregon www.willamette.edu
Gutenberg College
Eugene, Oregon
Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology
Oregon Health and Science University
Tokyo International University of America
Western Culinary Institute
Portland, Oregon. Culinary arts, patisserie and baking, hospitality and restaurant management. www.wci.edu
Western Seminary
Portland, Oregon; also campuses in CA
Western States Chiropractic College