2022 Best Colleges in Oregon

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Reed College

#80 OREGON

Reed College is a small private liberal arts college located in Portland, OR ranked 80th in the nation. It has a total of 1,555 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 39.47% acceptance rate. Reed College offers 34 different majors and is best known for its Comparative Literature, Linguistics, and Religious Studies programs (nationally ranked 7th, 19th, and 27th respectively). With an annual tuition of $58,130 per year, Reed College is exceptionally costly. 83.52% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to bring in roughly $42,200 per year, which is 2% greater than the national median.

Portland, OR

https://www.reed.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

1,581

Students

#80

Ranking

$58,130

Tuition

Oregon Health & Science University is a small public medical school located in Portland, OR ranked 122nd in America. It has a total of 891 full-time undergraduate students. Oregon Health & Science University offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing program, which is ranked 1st in America. 88% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make roughly $89,000 per year, which is 114% over the national median.

Portland, OR

www.ohsu.edu

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

3,301

Students

#122

Ranking

$26,028

Tuition

University of Portland is a small private institution located in Portland, OR ranked 220th in the United States. It has a total of 4,102 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.65% of applicants. University of Portland offers 68 different majors and is best known for its German Studies, Organizational Communication, and Financial Mathematics programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $47,478 per year, University of Portland is very high-priced. 80.69% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to bring in more or less $58,800 per year, which is 42% greater than the national median.

Portland, OR

https://www.up.edu

A

Rating

77%

Acceptance

4,788

Students

#220

Ranking

$47,478

Tuition

Lewis & Clark College is a small private liberal arts college located in Portland, OR ranked 256th in America. It has a total of 2,107 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.16% acceptance rate. Lewis & Clark College offers 78 different majors and is best known for its Music Theory and Composition, Mathematics and Computer Science, and German Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 13th, 14th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,346 per year, Lewis & Clark College is very costly. 76.66% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home approximately $46,200 per year, which is 11% above the national median.

Portland, OR

www.lclark.edu/

A-

Rating

72%

Acceptance

3,682

Students

#256

Ranking

$52,346

Tuition

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus is a small private college located in McMinnville, OR ranked 5th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,424 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 81.72% acceptance rate. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus offers 57 different majors and is best known for its Health Teacher Education, Applied Physics, and Health and Fitness programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 18th, and 49th respectively). With an annual tuition of $43,560 per year, Linfield College-McMinnville Campus is rather high-priced. 74.71% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw roughly $55,200 per year, which is 33% above the national median.

McMinnville, OR

www.linfield.edu

A-

Rating

82%

Acceptance

1,424

Students

#312

Ranking

$43,560

Tuition

University of Oregon is a very large public university located in Eugene, OR ranked 6th in Oregon. It has a total of 20,912 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.8% of applicants. University of Oregon offers 224 different majors and is best known for its Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Physiology, and Multimedia Art programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,440 for in-state students and $34,335 for those from out-of-state, University of Oregon is reasonably expensive. 65.06% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $44,800 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Eugene, OR

https://www.uoregon.edu

B+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

25,203

Students

#354

Ranking

$34,335

Tuition

Willamette University is a small private liberal arts college located in Salem, OR ranked 7th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,956 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a touch above 7/9 of applicants. Willamette University offers 50 different majors and is best known for its Japanese Studies program, which is ranked 3rd in America. With an annual tuition of $51,750 per year, Willamette University is very expensive. 68.34% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $51,100 per year, which is 23% above the national median.

Salem, OR

www.willamette.edu

B+

Rating

78%

Acceptance

2,614

Students

#363

Ranking

$51,750

Tuition

Linfield College-School of Nursing is a very small private university located in Portland, OR ranked 8th in Oregon. It has a total of 451 full-time undergraduate students. Linfield College-School of Nursing offers 1 different majors and is best known for its Registered Nursing program, which is ranked 17th in the nation. 74.71% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $55,200 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

Portland, OR

https://www.linfield.edu/portland.html

B

Rating

100%

Acceptance

451

Students

#421

Ranking

$43,560

Tuition

Oregon State University is a very large public university located in Corvallis, OR ranked 9th in Oregon. It has a total of 31,233 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting a little shy of 5/6 of applicants. Oregon State University offers 265 different majors and is best known for its Natural Resources Management and Policy, Construction Engineering, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,846 for in-state students and $29,346 for those from out-of-state, Oregon State University is somewhat moderately expensive. 56.12% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in near $49,600 per year, which is 19% greater than the national median.

Corvallis, OR

https://oregonstate.edu

B

Rating

82%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#453

Ranking

$29,346

Tuition

Pacific University is a small private college located in Forest Grove, OR ranked 10th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,967 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.61% of applicants. Pacific University offers 88 different majors and is best known for its Music Therapy, Dental Hygiene, and Sustainability Studies programs (nationally ranked 17th, 19th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,344 per year, Pacific University is very high-priced. 65.46% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $46,600 per year, which is 12% greater than the national median.

Forest Grove, OR

https://www.pacificu.edu

B

Rating

87%

Acceptance

4,260

Students

#501

Ranking

$45,344

Tuition

George Fox University is a small private institution located in Newberg, OR ranked 11th in Oregon. It has a total of 2,829 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting barely shy of five in every six applicants. George Fox University offers 94 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Business Management, Religious Education, and Organizational Communication programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,750 per year, George Fox University is quite expensive. 71.91% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home about $45,100 per year, which is 9% above the national median.

Newberg, OR

www.georgefox.edu

B-

Rating

82%

Acceptance

4,595

Students

#597

Ranking

$36,750

Tuition

Oregon State University-Cascades Campus is a small public university located in Bend, OR ranked 12th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,241 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 77.45% acceptance rate. With an annual tuition of $9,525 for students from Oregon and $29,445 for those from out-of-state, Oregon State University-Cascades Campus is reasonably expensive. 56.12% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw about $49,600 per year, which is 19% above the national median.

Bend, OR

https://osucascades.edu

C+

Rating

77%

Acceptance

1,740

Students

#844

Ranking

$29,445

Tuition

American College of Healthcare Sciences is a very small for-profit university located in Portland, OR ranked 13th in Oregon. It has a total of 880 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 34.78% of applicants. American College of Healthcare Sciences offers 11 different majors. With an annual tuition of $8,280 per year, American College of Healthcare Sciences is relatively cheap.

Portland, OR

www.achs.edu

C+

Rating

35%

Acceptance

1,301

Students

#850

Ranking

$8,280

Tuition

Institute of Technology is a very small for-profit university located in Salem, OR ranked 14th in Oregon. It has a total of 542 full-time undergraduate students. Institute of Technology offers 5 different majors. 71.54% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in about $26,400 per year, which is 36% under the national median.

Salem, OR

www.iot.edu

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

542

Students

#856

Ranking

-

Tuition

Sumner College

#950 OREGON

Sumner College is a very small for-profit university located in Portland, OR ranked 15th in Oregon. It has a total of 417 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 100% acceptance rate. Sumner College offers 3 different majors. 72.22% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn approximately $32,400 per year, which is 22% under the national median.

Portland, OR

sumnercollege.edu/

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

417

Students

#950

Ranking

-

Tuition

Oregon Institute of Technology is a mid-sized public school of engineering and technology located in Klamath Falls, OR ranked 16th in Oregon. It has a total of 7,839 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 97.1% of applicants. Oregon Institute of Technology offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Computer Engineering Technologies, Nuclear Medical Technology, and Applied Psychology programs (nationally ranked 11th, 15th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,775 for students from Oregon and $27,927 for those from out-of-state, Oregon Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately costly. 45.75% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $56,600 per year, which is 36% greater than the national median.

Klamath Falls, OR

https://www.oit.edu

C+

Rating

97%

Acceptance

8,010

Students

#1067

Ranking

$27,927

Tuition

Northwest Christian University is a very small private college located in Eugene, OR ranked 17th in Oregon. It has a total of 931 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just under 2 in 3 applicants. Northwest Christian University offers 55 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology program, which is ranked 42nd in the nation. With an annual tuition of $31,200 per year, Northwest Christian University is somewhat moderately expensive. 51.44% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $43,100 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

Eugene, OR

www.nwcu.edu/

C+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

1,196

Students

#1073

Ranking

$31,200

Tuition

Concordia University-Portland is a mid-sized private college located in Portland, OR ranked 18th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,915 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.31% of applicants. Concordia University-Portland offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security program, which is ranked 32nd in the United States. With an annual tuition of $31,580 per year, Concordia University-Portland is somewhat moderately pricey. 51.96% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in roughly $43,300 per year, which is 4% over the national median.

Portland, OR

www.cu-portland.edu

C+

Rating

57%

Acceptance

8,442

Students

#1103

Ranking

$31,580

Tuition

Multnomah University is a very small private seminary located in Portland, OR ranked 19th in Oregon. It has a total of 452 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 52.63% of applicants. Multnomah University offers 34 different majors and is best known for its Bible Studies and Pastoral Counseling programs, which are respectively ranked 24th and 41st in the US. With an annual tuition of $26,440 per year, Multnomah University is somewhat moderately pricey. 44.8% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make close to $34,100 per year, which is 18% less than the national median.

Portland, OR

https://www.multnomah.edu

C+

Rating

53%

Acceptance

788

Students

#1258

Ranking

$26,440

Tuition

Pioneer Pacific College is a very small for-profit associates college located in Beaverton, OR ranked 20th in Oregon. It has a total of 1,253 full-time undergraduate students. Pioneer Pacific College offers 19 different majors and is best known for its Health Care Administration and Business Administration and Management programs, which are respectively ranked 2nd and 5th in Oregon. With an annual tuition of $13,781 per year, Pioneer Pacific College is relatively inexpensive. 64.84% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn roughly $30,500 per year, which is 27% under the national median.

Beaverton, OR

www.pioneerpacific.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,253

Students

#1294

Ranking

$13,781

Tuition

Concorde Career College-Portland is a very small for-profit university located in Portland, OR ranked 21st in Oregon. It has a total of 894 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 96.23% of applicants. Concorde Career College-Portland offers 7 different majors. 77.76% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in around $30,300 per year, which is 27% less than the national median.

Portland, OR

https://www.concorde.edu/campus/portland-oregon

C

Rating

96%

Acceptance

894

Students

#1359

Ranking

-

Tuition

Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate Studies is a very small private university located in Portland, OR ranked 22nd in Oregon. It has a total of 579 full-time undergraduate students. Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate Studies offers 11 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Business Management program, which is ranked 13th in America. With an annual tuition of $6,000 per year, Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate Studies is very cheap. 46.94% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home approximately $41,000 per year, which is 1% below the national median.

Portland, OR

www.warnerpacific.edu/

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

696

Students

#1486

Ranking

$6,000

Tuition

Corban University

#1487 OREGON

Corban University is a small private college located in Salem, OR ranked 23rd in Oregon. It has a total of 1,187 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 85.1% acceptance rate. Corban University offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Bible Studies program, which is ranked 29th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $32,380 per year, Corban University is reasonably expensive. 51.06% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $37,600 per year, which is 9% under the national median.

Salem, OR

www.corban.edu

C

Rating

85%

Acceptance

1,531

Students

#1487

Ranking

$32,380

Tuition

Portland State University is a very large public university located in Portland, OR ranked 24th in Oregon. It has a total of 25,354 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.8% of applicants. Portland State University offers 253 different majors and is best known for its Community Organization and Advocacy, Recording Arts Technology, and Russian Language and Literature programs (nationally ranked 21st, 23rd, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,079 for in-state students and $26,910 for those from out-of-state, Portland State University is somewhat moderately costly. 46.1% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $44,700 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Portland, OR

www.pdx.edu

C

Rating

96%

Acceptance

32,445

Students

#1551

Ranking

$26,910

Tuition

Western Oregon University is a small public college located in Monmouth, OR ranked 25th in Oregon. It has a total of 5,068 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.59% of applicants. Western Oregon University offers 216 different majors and is best known for its American Sign Language, Gerontology, and Child Development programs (nationally ranked 10th, 14th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,920 for in-state students and $25,830 for those from out-of-state, Western Oregon University is reasonably expensive. 40.33% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home roughly $39,700 per year, which is 4% below the national median.

Monmouth, OR

www.wou.edu

C

Rating

85%

Acceptance

5,770

Students

#1616

Ranking

$25,830

Tuition