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53 Colleges
51,782 Yearly Graduations
$66,124 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,113 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Oregon is ranked #26 in the country with 51,782 degrees handed out in 2018. Oregon colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $16,531 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $20,694 per year.

About 51% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,278 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
7,688 Yearly Degrees
$12,555 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Oregon State University is 30,896, of which 18,829 students are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Oregon State, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

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

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
7,486 Yearly Degrees
$11,178 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 6.6% 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 Portland State University is $34,500.

#3

University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
6,524 Yearly Degrees
$14,526 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Oregon is 22,887, of which 17,801 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average UO undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. 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 average amount of student loans is $7,496 a year. UO has a 3.5% 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 $35,600 during the early-career years.

#4

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
3,834 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.

20% of Portland Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,518 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,800 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,917 Yearly Degrees

There are 10,279 students at Chemeketa Community College in total, 4,722 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,696 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,800 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,820 Yearly Degrees
$20,910 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 5,125 students at Concordia University - Portland in total, 1,124 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Of the accepted students, 29% are men and 71% are women.

64% of Concordia University - Portland students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,314 a year. Concordia University - Portland has a 5.8% 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 $38,900 during the early-career years.

#7

Lane Community College

Eugene, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,720 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,637 students at Lane Community College in total, 3,482 of which 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 average amount of student loans is $3,425 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.1% 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.

#8

Mt Hood Community College

Gresham, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,546 Yearly Degrees

There are 8,680 students at MHCC in total, 3,129 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

20% of MHCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,672 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 23.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MHCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,517 Yearly Degrees
$14,796 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

About 81% of students who apply get accepted. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,924 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#10

University of Portland

Portland, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,383 Yearly Degrees
$22,914 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 4,396 students at University of Portland in total, 3,792 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at University of Portland is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 70% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,313 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#11

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
1,345 Yearly Degrees
$15,480 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 3,640 full-time undergraduates at Southern Oregon University, and 6,191 students altogether. For undergraduates at Southern Oregon University, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. 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 average amount of student loans is $6,138 a year. Southern Oregon University has a 8.0% 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 Southern Oregon University is $29,400.

#12

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,240 Yearly Degrees
$31,297 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,818 full-time undergraduates at Pacific, and 3,893 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Pacific is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 44% of accepted students are men, and 56% are women.

Roughly 95% of students at Pacific take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,513 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,400 during the early-career years.

#13

George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,174 Yearly Degrees
$15,504 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,494 full-time undergraduates at GFU, and 4,076 students altogether. It takes the average GFU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

70% of GFU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,212 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

Public Public vs. Private
1,028 Yearly Degrees
$20,412 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Oregon Health & Science University is 2,895, of which 217 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#15

Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
928 Yearly Degrees
$16,704 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Lewis & Clark College is 3,339, of which 2,067 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Lewis and Clark College undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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.

Approximately 79% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,343 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
768 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.

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 20.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,400 during the early-career years.

#17

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
740 Yearly Degrees

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

Roughly 60% of students at Clackamas Community College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,675 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 19.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Clackamas Community College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

Willamette University

Salem, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
738 Yearly Degrees
$41,900 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 2,498 students at Willamette in total, 1,901 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Willamette, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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 average amount of student loans is $7,210 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,500 during the early-career years.

#19

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
731 Yearly Degrees
$12,870 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Oregon Institute of Technology is 5,486, of which 2,284 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

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

Approximately 54% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,011 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 5.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,400 during the early-career years.

#20

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
718 Yearly Degrees
$12,924 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,668 full-time undergraduates at EOU, and 3,016 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at EOU is 4.6 years.

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

Approximately 57% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,096 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,500 during the early-career years.

#21

Linn-Benton Community College

Albany, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
706 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 average amount of student loans is $4,803 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,800 during the early-career years.

#22

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, Oregon
Public Public vs. Private
583 Yearly Degrees

There are 4,610 students at Rogue Community College in total, 1,809 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

12% of Rogue Community College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,259 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $22,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
541 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,250 full-time undergraduates at Southwestern Oregon Community College, and 2,099 students altogether. 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 typical student loan amount is $5,672 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.9% 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.

#24

University of Western States

Portland, Oregon
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
376 Yearly Degrees
$9,800 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Western States Chiropractic College has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
366 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,535 students at Linfield in total, 1,505 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Linfield is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 81%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 73% of students at Linfield take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,822 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Linfield with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Oregon Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Umpqua Community College 293
27 Reed College 287
28 Blue Mountain Community College 279
29 Northwest Christian University 264
30 Treasure Valley Community College 258
31 Klamath Community College 254
32 Pioneer Pacific College 244
33 Multnomah University 232
34 Corban University 229
35 Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program 226
36 Columbia Gorge Community College 206
37 Western Seminary 204
38 American College of Healthcare Sciences 197
39 Linfield College - School of Nursing 189
40 National University of Natural Medicine 178
41 Pacific Northwest College of Art 139
42 Linfield College - Online and Continuing Education 125
43 Warner Pacific College 102
44 Clatsop Community College 87
44 Tillamook Bay Community College 87
46 Oregon College of Oriental Medicine 74
47 Oregon Coast Community College 63
48 Sumner College 41
49 Mount Angel Seminary 39
50 Concorde Career College-Portland 35
51 New Hope Christian College 22
52 Birthingway College of Midwifery 9
53 Pacific Bible College 2

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