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List of Private Universities & Colleges in Oregon

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The state of Oregon is the ninth largest state in America by land mass yet the 27th biggest state by population. Part of the great Pacific Northwest, Oregon is home to in excess of one hundred universities and colleges. Private colleges found in Oregon range from Portland to Salem and from Newburg to Eugene. Top ranked private colleges in Oregon start with the University of Portland, Pacific University, George Fox University, Reed College, and Linfield College. Enrollment at private colleges around the state are about as diverse as the geography found across its 35 counties.

How are Oregon Private Colleges Different?

A private college is an institution that has elected to forgo public funds. Rather, private universities rely upon alumni, corporate donations, grants, internal operations, and tuition to operate their schools. As a general rule, a private college will provide students with a broad-based curriculum, smaller classrooms, greater access to teaching faculty, and generous financial aid packages to qualifying students. The combination of personalized education in a smaller campus coupled with a quality education continue to make private colleges a very attractive higher education option for students across the nation.

Popular Degrees Offered at Private Colleges in Oregon

Schools found across the state of Oregon offer working professionals and students the ability to earn a degree in various areas of concentration. Popular degree tracks include healthcare administration, business, nursing, project management, cardiovascular technology, teaching, computer graphics, law enforcement, sustainability studies, and environmental health. Hundreds of accredited degrees are offered by private schools found in the state to help support a diverse employment base representing dozens of sectors of the local economy. Find the perfect private college today with MatchCollege and our thousands of free educational resources.

List of Large 4-Year Private Universities in Oregon

There are 3 large private universities in our database for Oregon. Follow the links below to get more details about each school.

Small to Medium Sized 4-Year Universities

The 4-year schools listed below have a small to medium sized student body and may offer a wide range of associate and bachelor's degrees. Get more information about each school by clicking the links below.

4-Year Colleges with a Special Focus on an Area of Study

The schools below are grouped by their special area of focus. To learn about admissions, tuition & fees, programs offered, and more click on the school names below.

Technology-Related Schools

  • in Portland, OR

Special-Focus Institutions

Theological Seminaries, Bible Colleges, and Other Faith-Related Institutions

Schools of Art, Music, and Design

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.