List of colleges and universities in Oregon
This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Oregon. Seven public universities make up the Oregon University System, and seventeen community colleges are operated by locally elected boards. There are also numerous private degree-granting institutions.
The oldest college is Willamette University, which was established 1842, and is the oldest university in the Western United States. The oldest community college is Southwestern Oregon Community College which was established in 1959. The college has about 14,500 students which have access to the over 150 acres (61 ha) of campus.
|School||Main location||Control||Type||Enrollment (2005)||Founded|
|American College of Healthcare Sciences||Portland||Private
|Health professions school||1,032||1978|
|Art Institute of Portland||Portland||Private
|School of art||1,534||1963|
|Blue Mountain Community College||Pendleton||Public||Associates college||2,216||1962|
|Central Oregon Community College||Bend||Public||Associates college||4,048||1949|
|Chemeketa Community College||Salem||Public||Associates college||9,228||1970|
|Clackamas Community College||Oregon City||Public||Associates college||6,902||1961|
|Clatsop Community College||Astoria||Public||Associates college||1,610||1958|
|Columbia Gorge Community College||The Dalles||Public||Associates college||831||1989|
|Eastern Oregon University||La Grande||Public||Masters university||3338||1929|
|George Fox University||Newberg||Private
|Klamath Community College||Klamath Falls||Public||Associates college||1,619||1996|
|Lane Community College||Eugene||Public||Associates college||9,110||1964|
|Lewis & Clark College||Portland||Private||Liberal arts college||3,259||1867|
|Liberal arts college||2,606||1858|
|Linn-Benton Community College||Albany||Public||Associates college||5,391||1967|
|Mount Angel Seminary||St. Benedict||Private
|Mount Hood Community College||Gresham||Public||Associates college||7,817||1965|
|National College of Natural Medicine||Portland||Private||Health professions school||475||1956|
|New Hope Christian College||Eugene||Private
|Northwest Christian University||Eugene||Private
(Disciples of Christ)
|Oregon Coast Community College||Newport||Public||Associates college||627||1987|
|Oregon College of Art & Craft||Portland||Private||School of art||143||1907|
|Oregon College of Oriental Medicine||Portland||Private||Health professions school||258||1983|
|Oregon Health and Science University||Portland||Public||Medical school||2,553||1974|
|Oregon Institute of Technology||Klamath Falls||Public||Baccalaureate college||3,372||1947|
|Oregon State University||Corvallis||Public||Research university||19,590||1858|
|Oregon State University - Cascades||Bend||Public||Research university (A branch campus of Oregon State University)||801||2001|
|Pacific Northwest College of Art||Portland||Private||School of art||303||1909|
|Pacific University||Forest Grove||Private
|Pioneer Pacific College||Wilsonville||Private
|Portland Community College||Portland||Public||Associates college||24,505||1961|
|Portland State University||Portland||Public||Research university||23,444||1946|
|Reed College||Portland||Private||Liberal arts college||1,341||1911|
|Rogue Community College||Grants Pass, Medford||Public||Associates college||4,211||1970|
|Southern Oregon University||Ashland||Public||Masters university||5,154||1926|
|Southwestern Oregon Community College||Coos Bay||Public||Associates college||2,114||1961|
|Tillamook Bay Community College||Tillamook||Public||Associates college||243||1981|
|Treasure Valley Community College||Ontario||Public||Associates college||1,961||1962|
|Umpqua Community College||Roseburg||Public||Associates college||1,147||1964|
|University of Oregon||Eugene||Public||Research university||20,296||1876|
|University of Portland||Portland||Private
|University of Western States||Portland||Private||Health professions school||405||1904|
|Warner Pacific College||Portland||Private
(Church of God)
|Western Culinary Institute||Portland||Private
|Western Oregon University||Monmouth||Public||Masters university||4,768||1856|
|Willamette University||Salem||Private||Liberal arts college||2,663||1842|
Out-of-state institutions 
Several schools based in other states offer degree programs at locations in Oregon:
- The for-profit schools Apollo College, DeVry University, Everest College, Heald College, ITT Technical Institute, and Sanford-Brown College have campuses in Portland, and University of Phoenix has a campus in Tigard.
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida offers aviation programs at the Portland Community College campus and Portland International Airport.
- Emporia State University in Kansas offers a Master of Library Science program on the Portland State University campus.
- University of the Pacific in California offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations at the Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland.
- Walla Walla University's School of Nursing in Washington has a campus in Portland, where its junior and senior classes are taught.
- Western University of Health Sciences in California operates an osteopathic medical school, the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Northwest, in Lebanon.
Defunct institutions 
|Albany College||Albany||1867||1942||Became Lewis & Clark College|
|Ashland College & Normal School||Ashland||1869||Underwent name changes to Southern Oregon College (SOC) to Southern Oregon State College (SOSC) and finally to Southern Oregon University (SOU) in 1997.|
|Baker Business College||Baker||1891||1976|||
|Baker City Normal & Business College||Baker||1887||1905|
|Baker College||Baker||1969||1970||Formerly Magic Valley Christian College, which moved to Baker from Albion, Idaho in 1969.|
|Bassist College||Portland||1998||Now owned by Art Institutes International.|
|Bethel College||Bethel||1855||1862||Merged with Monmouth University to form, in turn, Christian College in 1865, Oregon State Normal School in 1882, Oregon Normal School in 1911, and Oregon College of Education in 1939, which is Western Oregon University today.|
|Blue Mountain University||La Grande||1873||1885|||
|Cascade Christian College||Portland||1918||1969|
|Cascade College||Portland||1956||2009||School was operated by Oklahoma Christian University as a branch campus from 1994 to 2009. The school was formerly Columbia Christian College from 1956 to 1993.|
|Colegio Cesar Chavez||Mount Angel||1973||1983||First Chicano college in U.S.|
|College of Philomath||Philomath||1889||1912|||
|Columbia Christian College||Portland||1947||1993|
|Columbia College of Business||Clackamas||1999|
|Corvallis College||Corvallis||1859||1885||Acquired by state.|
|Eastern Oregon College||La Grande||1892||1898||Became Eastern Oregon University|
|Judson Baptist College||The Dalles||1956||1985||Records at Southwestern College|
|Mineral Springs College||Sodaville||1892||1908|
|Mount Angel College||St. Benedict||1887||1973|
|Multnomah College||Portland||1897||1969||Absorbed into the University of Portland.|
|North Pacific College||Portland||1899||Dental school absorbed into Oregon Health & Science University and optometry school absorbed into Pacific University.|
|Oregon College of Art||Ashland|
|Oregon Denturist College||Milwaukie||1993|
|Oregon Law School||Salem and Portland||1902||1922||Not to be confused with the University of Oregon School of Law.|
|Oregon School of Design||Portland||1992|
|Pacific College of Art & Design||Medford|
|Portland University||Portland||1891||1900||Was a Methodist school with ties to Willamette University. Campus and buildings sold to the Catholic Church and became the campus for the University of Portland.|
|Saint Francis College||1885||1905|
|Saint Joseph College||1844||1849|
|Saint Michael's College||Portland||1871||1928|
|Whitney Business College||Baker||1887||1891|||
See also 
- Lists of Oregon-related lists
- Higher education in the United States
- List of American institutions of higher education
- List of recognized higher education accreditation organizations
- List of colleges and universities
- List of colleges and universities by country
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