Community Colleges in Oregon
Degree Programs Offered at Community Colleges in OregonCommunity colleges will offer undergraduate certificates and degree pathways for a variety of programs. Degree programs can be completed in around 2-years for full-time students. Undergraduate degrees can be conferred as and AFA, AA, AAS, or AS depending on the schools curricular design. Degrees will include a variety of general education classes plus electives to help students emphasize a particular area of study. The certificate programs offered by Oregon community colleges are shorter in nature with an emphasis on a particular skill or trade. An example of direct-entry certificate pathways include auto mechanic, welding, computer systems, auto body, data processing, diesel mechanics, cosmetology, medical assisting, and phlebotomy.
Attending an Oregon Community CollegeServing millions of students every year, community colleges offer a blend of access and affordability for students of all ages. Community colleges offer a guaranteed admissions policy unlike other college systems. Any qualifying student who applies to a community college can gain admissions. Oregon community colleges offer tremendous value for in-state residents. Thus, the combination of value and access to quality education can be a viable pathway for students to follow. Whether you elect a direct-entry program or utilize a community college to step into a 4-year college, the opportunity is available to make the most of your vocational aspirations.
Community Colleges in Portland, Vancouver, Beaverton
We have ranked the community colleges in the Portland, Vancouver, and Beaverton area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Mt Hood Community College in Gresham, OR ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.mhcc.edu/
Mt Hood Community College Highlights
- Serving students from Gresham and surrounding areas
- 48% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
- Tuition & fees are about $5,100 per year for state residents ($10,500 for out of state)
Other Community Colleges in Oregon
The table below lists all the other community colleges in Oregon that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.
|91%||Columbia Gorge Community College||The Dalles, OR|
|39%||Central Oregon Community College||Bend, OR|
|39%||Blue Mountain Community College||Pendleton, OR|
|37%||Chemeketa Community College||Salem, OR|
|34%||Southwestern Oregon Community College||Coos Bay, OR|
|32%||Linn - Benton Community College||Albany, OR|
|32%||Rogue Community College||Grants Pass, OR|
|30%||Clatsop Community College||Astoria, OR|
|28%||Umpqua Community College||Roseburg, OR|
|22%||Lane Community College||Eugene, OR|
|18%||Treasure Valley Community College||Ontario, OR|
|17%||Klamath Community College||Klamath Falls, OR|
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Oregon in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.