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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

Oregon ranked #27 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 58,375 students received some type of diploma that year. Oregon colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,645 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $20,797 per year.

An estimated 57% of college students in Oregon take out loans, with the average 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
$12,933 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 18,829 full-time undergraduates at Oregon State, and 30,896 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Oregon State is 4.6 years.

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

Roughly 52% of students at Oregon State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,242 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Oregon State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
7,354 Yearly Degrees
$11,718 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 26,693 students at Portland State University in total, 13,990 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Portland State University, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

Roughly 45% of students at Portland State University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,500 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
6,579 Yearly Degrees
$14,958 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 22,887 students at UO in total, 17,801 of which are full-time undergraduates. UO has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

40% of UO students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,496 a year. UO has a 4.1% 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 UO is $35,600.

#4

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
5,361 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Portland Community College is 28,005, of which 11,542 students are 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

The total student population at Mt Hood Community College is 8,680, of which 3,129 students are 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 typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Lane Community College is 7,637, of which 3,482 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

25% of Lane Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Lane Community College is $24,300.

Public Public vs. Private
1,887 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,722 full-time undergraduates at Chemeketa Community College, and 10,279 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

22% of Chemeketa Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%.

Students who graduate from Chemeketa Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,505 Yearly Degrees
$15,300 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Western Oregon University is 5,336, of which 4,065 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Western Oregon State College undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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.

Roughly 75% of students at Western Oregon State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,924 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Oregon State College is $31,300.

#9

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,319 Yearly Degrees
$32,768 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Pacific University is 3,893, of which 1,818 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Pacific, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

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

95% of Pacific students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,513 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Pacific is $33,400.

#10

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,286 Yearly Degrees
$17,028 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,640 full-time undergraduates at Southern Oregon University, and 6,191 students altogether. It takes the average Southern Oregon University undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 53% of students at Southern Oregon University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,138 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Southern Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

University of Portland

Portland, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,216 Yearly Degrees
$23,868 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,396 students at University of Portland in total, 3,792 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of Portland is 4.1 years.

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.

Roughly 50% of students at University of Portland take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,313 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.6% which is much lower than the average 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
$13,845 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at George Fox University is 4,076, of which 2,494 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

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 typical student loan amount is $8,212 a year. GFU has a 2.3% 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 GFU is $36,200.

#13

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,084 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,809 full-time undergraduates at Rogue Community College, and 4,610 students altogether. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rogue Community College is $22,200.

Public Public vs. Private
1,063 Yearly Degrees
$20,412 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 217 full-time undergraduates at OHSU, and 2,895 students altogether. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from OHSU is $80,000.

#14

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,063 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Clackamas Community College is 6,326, of which 2,669 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

60% of Clackamas Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,058 Yearly Degrees

There are 5,205 students at COCC in total, 2,377 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from COCC is $25,400.

#17

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,030 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Umpqua Community College is 1,909, of which 800 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Umpqua Community College take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

Students who graduate from Umpqua Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
999 Yearly Degrees
$17,046 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Lewis & Clark College is 3,339, of which 2,067 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Lewis and Clark College, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 33% of accepted students are men, and 67% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Lewis and Clark College take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

Students who graduate from Lewis and Clark College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Linn-Benton Community College

Albany, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
861 Yearly Degrees

There are 5,830 students at LBCC in total, 2,730 of which 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 typical student loan amount 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

The total student population at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 2,099, of which 1,250 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

33% of Southwestern Oregon Community College 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,400 during the early-career years.

#21

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
780 Yearly Degrees
$12,108 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,486 students at OIT in total, 2,284 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at OIT, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

Roughly 54% of students at OIT take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,011 a year. OIT has a 3.1% 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 $54,400 during the early-career years.

#22

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
779 Yearly Degrees
$13,572 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,668 full-time undergraduates at EOU, and 3,016 students altogether. It takes the average EOU undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

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

57% of EOU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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
$43,375 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,498 students at Willamette in total, 1,901 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at Willamette is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

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

#24

Pioneer Pacific College

Wilsonville, Oregon
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
542 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,036 students at Pioneer Pacific College in total, 647 of which are 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 typical student loan amount 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

There are 1,683 students at Klamath Community College in total, 577 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Klamath Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 College - 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 College - 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 College - Online and Continuing Education 133
48 Northwest College-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-Medford 78
55 Beau Monde College of Hair Design-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-Clackamas 48
59 Mount Angel Seminary 48
61 Northwest College-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-Tualatin 25
70 Phagans Medford Beauty School 24
71 Phagans School of Beauty 23
72 New Hope Christian College 14
73 Northwest College-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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