Oregon’s Colleges and Universities: In Person or Online

Oregon’s Colleges and Universities: In Person or Online

November 21, 2016

Many careers with high levels of responsibility require at least a bachelor's degree. Hundreds of fascinating majors and quality programs are available across the state, from traditional or emerging fields including veterinary medicine, computer science, journalism, the arts, engineering, and agricultural studies.

Urban or rural, big or small, there is a university in Oregon that fits you. You can even start your education at a community college and then transfer to a four-year university in Oregon. Can't move away to go to school? Not a problem. Check out the numerous distance education alternatives (online courses or classes at different locations) on each university's website.

Oregon's universities offer many ways to help you pay for your education, including scholarships, grants, work study, and loans (see the financial aid article in this publication).

To learn more about Oregon's seven public universities, find links to the colleges at For private universities, go to the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities website at