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Oregon Colleges and Universities

Considering any universities in Oregon? If so, it's good to know that the "Beaver State" provides a plethora of educational opportunities, from community colleges, state and private colleges, private institutions, to technical and vocational schools, and more.

Currently, Oregon has 352,660 students enrolled in 17 community colleges that are working toward obtaining professional technical education and training. The Oregon State System of Higher Education is comprised of seven colleges and universities. There are three regional colleges, three statewide universities, and one specialized institution in Oregon's State System of Higher Education. In addition, there are also 32 independent colleges and universities in Oregon, which provide a wide range of educational opportunities and major areas of study. Whether you're considering pursuing specialized training in technical or professional fields, or a traditional liberal arts or sciences course of study, Oregon colleges have you covered.

After you hit the books, it's good to know you can earn a living as well. Recent figures show that while Oregon's economy is largely based on agriculture and lumber, more and more growth is happening in the electronics and tourism industries. That's great news for students who want to attend Oregon colleges and are considering study in fields related to electronics, hospitality management, or culinary arts. And that's not to say that career opportunities are limited to students in those industries. Case in point: Oregon's arts and cultural industry has illustrated its economic value in recent years. The non-profit industry alone employs more than 28,000 people and generates $64 million annually. With indirect spending included, the arts contribute more than $250 million to the state's economy, and play an even more significant role in regional economic development areas such as tourism, graphic and product design, and other creative fields.

Beyond books and paychecks, Oregon is a fun place to be a student as well! The state has a multitude of places to see and activities to do, and because of the pleasant, year-round climate, most recreational opportunities are always available.

Check out this info. on Oregon colleges and universities...

Number of Oregon Colleges and Universities: 59

Cool Events Abound at Universities in Oregon

  • Free and public concert choirs perform at Oregon colleges.

  • Oregon colleges and universities host book events and writers workshops.

  • Speakers are invited to attend universities in Oregon to speak during National Alcohol Awareness Week and other important dates.

  • Homecoming events bring back alum' young and old to reminisce and support the athletes of Oregon colleges.

  • Students at Oregon colleges to participate enjoy big band dinners and dance events.


  • Financial Aid for Students at Oregon Colleges
  • State Aid Agency: Oregon Student Assistance Commission

  • College Prepaid/Savings Program: Oregon 529 College Savings Network


  • Popular College Majors
  • Universities in Oregon offer a great variety of majors. Among those most popular: Health and Allied Services, Visual and Performing Arts, Business and Commerce, and Social Sciences and History.
    Source: College Bound Seniors 2005, The College Board
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