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77 Colleges
58,375 Yearly Graduations
$66,580 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,584 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 58,375 students received a degree from a college in Oregon, making it rank #27 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Oregon is $16,645 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $20,797 a year.

About 57% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,396 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
7,943 Yearly Degrees
$11,715 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,719 students at Oregon State in total, 26,247 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 18,554 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 47% are men and 53% are women.

52% of Oregon State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,242 a year. Oregon State has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,700 during the early-career years.

#2

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
7,354 Yearly Degrees
$7,872 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Portland State University is 25,321, of which 20,320 students are undergraduates and of those, 13,949 are full-time. For undergraduates at Portland State University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

45% of Portland State University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,142 a year. Portland State University has a 6.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Portland State University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $34,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
6,579 Yearly Degrees
$12,720 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Oregon is 22,517, of which 18,888 students are undergraduates and of those, 17,419 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at UO. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 40% of students at UO take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,496 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UO is $35,600.

#4

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
5,361 Yearly Degrees
$4,558 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Portland Community College is 27,650, which includes 10,372 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,518 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Portland Community College is $28,800.

#5

Mt. Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
2,500 Yearly Degrees
$5,159 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Mt. Hood Community College is 7,463, which includes 2,745 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at MHCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,672 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,000 during the early-career years.

#6

Lane Community College

Eugene, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
2,017 Yearly Degrees
$4,956 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,861 students at Lane Community College in total, 3,407 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Roughly 25% of students at Lane Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,425 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Lane Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,887 Yearly Degrees
$5,175 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Chemeketa Community College is 9,347, which includes 4,301 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Chemeketa Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,696 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chemeketa Community College is $25,800.

#8

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,505 Yearly Degrees
$9,768 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,929 students at Western Oregon State College in total, 4,343 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,677 are full-time. For undergraduates at Western Oregon State College, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

75% of Western Oregon State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,924 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,300 during the early-career years.

#9

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,319 Yearly Degrees
$46,402 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pacific University is 3,832, of which 1,864 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,759 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Pacific is 4.2 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Approximately 95% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,513 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Pacific with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,286 Yearly Degrees
$10,479 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southern Oregon University is 6,093, of which 5,088 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,184 are full-time. It takes the average Southern Oregon University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Southern Oregon University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,138 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,400 during the early-career years.

#11

University of Portland

Portland, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,216 Yearly Degrees
$47,818 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,254 students at University of Portland in total, 3,798 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,743 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at University of Portland is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 70%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

50% of University of Portland students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,313 a year. University of Portland has a 0.6% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,800 during the early-career years.

#12

George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,177 Yearly Degrees
$37,280 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,629 undergraduates at GFU, of which 2,428 are full-time, and there are 4,063 students altogether. It takes the average GFU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 70% of students at GFU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,212 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GFU is $36,200.

#13

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,084 Yearly Degrees
$4,716 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Rogue Community College is 4,634, which includes 1,757 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 12% of students at Rogue Community College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,259 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 21.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Rogue Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $22,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
1,063 Yearly Degrees
$20,795 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,017 students at OHSU in total, 776 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 338 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from OHSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $80,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,063 Yearly Degrees
$5,079 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,358 full-time undergraduates at Clackamas Community College, and 6,270 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Clackamas Community College is $27,900.

Public Public vs. Private
1,058 Yearly Degrees
$5,841 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,818 students at COCC in total, 2,187 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 40% of students at COCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,630 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from COCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,030 Yearly Degrees
$5,101 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,458 students at Umpqua Community College in total, 932 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

24% of Umpqua Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,322 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 18.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Umpqua Community College is $24,900.

#18

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
999 Yearly Degrees
$52,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lewis & Clark College is 3,223, of which 1,935 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,904 are full-time. For undergraduates at Lewis and Clark College, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 71% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

79% of Lewis and Clark College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,343 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lewis and Clark College is $32,100.

#19

Linn-Benton Community College

Albany, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
861 Yearly Degrees
$5,105 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,533 students at LBCC in total, 2,579 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at LBCC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,803 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LBCC is $26,800.

Public Public vs. Private
795 Yearly Degrees
$6,161 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 2,053, which includes 901 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

33% of SWOCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,672 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SWOCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $23,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
780 Yearly Degrees
$10,485 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Oregon Institute of Technology is 5,313, of which 5,172 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,370 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 61% of students who apply get accepted. Around 57% of accepted students are men, and 43% are women.

54% of OIT students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,011 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OIT is $54,400.

#22

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
779 Yearly Degrees
$9,084 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,867 undergraduates at EOU, of which 1,639 are full-time, and there are 3,067 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at EOU is 4.6 years.

Around 98% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 57% of students at EOU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,096 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from EOU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Willamette University

Salem, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
715 Yearly Degrees
$52,290 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,179 students at Willamette in total, 1,624 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,565 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Willamette. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 52% of students at Willamette take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,210 a year. Willamette has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Willamette is $33,500.

#24

Pioneer Pacific College

Wilsonville, Oregon
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
542 Yearly Degrees
$14,597 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Pioneer Pacific College is 740, which includes 429 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

76% of Pioneer Pacific College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,639 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#25

Klamath Community College

Klamath Falls, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
479 Yearly Degrees
$4,425 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,715 students at Klamath Community College in total, 615 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

40% of Klamath Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,279 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Klamath Community College is $21,500.

Other Oregon Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Treasure Valley Community College 457
27 University of Western States 450
28 Concorde Career College - Portland 410
29 Blue Mountain Community College 360
30 American College of Healthcare Sciences 359
31 Reed College 350
32 Linfield University - McMinnville Campus 338
33 Columbia Gorge Community College 271
34 Corban University 265
35 Bushnell University 248
36 Institute of Technology 238
37 National University of Natural Medicine 210
38 Multnomah University 205
39 Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program 198
40 Linfield University - School of Nursing 180
41 Clatsop Community College 175
42 Carrington College, Portland 172
43 East West College of the Healing Arts 163
44 Western Seminary 148
45 Tillamook Bay Community College 145
46 Sumner College 143
47 Linfield University - Online and Continuing Education 133
48 Northwest College School of Beauty - Eugene 115
49 Phagans School of Hair Design 106
50 Pacific Northwest College of Art 100
51 Oregon Coast Community College 93
52 Aveda Institute - Portland 84
53 Warner Pacific College 81
54 Northwest College School of Beauty - Medford 78
55 Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology 63
55 Oregon College of Oriental Medicine 63
57 Phagans Central Oregon Beauty College 62
57 Paul Mitchell the School Portland 62
59 Northwest College School of Beauty - Clackamas 48
59 Mount Angel Seminary 48
61 Northwest College School of Beauty - Beaverton 36
62 College of Hair Design Careers 32
62 Summit Salon Academy - Portland 32
64 Sage School of Massage & Esthetics 28
64 Johnny Matthew’s Hairdressing Training School 28
64 College of Cosmetology 28
67 Phagans Beauty College 27
67 Phagans Grants Pass College of Beauty 27
69 Northwest College School of Beauty - Tualatin 25
70 Phagans Medford Beauty School 24
71 Phagans School of Beauty 23
72 New Hope Christian College 14
73 Northwest College School of Beauty - Hillsboro 13
74 Portland Actors Conservatory 12
75 Birthingway College of Midwifery 8
76 Pacific Bible College 5
77 Christian Culinary Academy 0

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