Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University, also known as OHSU, is a public university located in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was founded in 1974 as the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center. It was renamed Oregon Health Sciences University in 1981 and took its present name in 2001. In addition to its main campus in Portland, OHSU has a smaller branch campus in Hillsboro. The main campus includes three hospitals. The university offers a wide variety of dentistry, medicine, and nursing programs in several areas of study.

The student body at OHSU includes an impressive number of international students. There are special organizations that assist foreign students with admission into the university.

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Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland , OR 97239-3098
General Phone: (503) 494-7800

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Oregon Health & Science University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine279registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nurse midwifery, nursing science, mental health nursing, community nurse, various nursing
Medicine236neuroscience, dentistry, endodontology, orthodontology, pediatric dentristry, periodontics, medicine, public health, health professions ...
Science59biomedical sciences, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, molecular genetics, bioinformatics
Medical Support and Technology41radiation therapist, physician assistant
Business and Management29business management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22dietitian, clinical nutritionist
Medical Administration20health care administration, medical informatics
Engineering18biomedical engineering, electrical engineering
Computer Science and Engineering13computer engineering, software engineering
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Oregon Health & Science University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree20420
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship5213
Postbaccalaureate certificate696
Doctor's degree - professional practice1622
Post-master's certificate287
Bachelor's degree2092

Oregon Health & Science University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oregon Health & Science University had a total enrollment of 2,455 students (2,210 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 23%
Graduate 77%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 10%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 3%
22-24 13%
25-29 37%
30-34 21%
35-39 10%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%

Oregon Health & Science University Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Portland, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Oregon Health & Science University Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerequired

Oregon Health & Science University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Oregon Health & Science University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 488200)

Oregon Health & Science University Faculty

Oregon Health & Science University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*1*
Associate professorcalendar year13$133,1015$76,981
Assistant professorcalendar year18$95,48930$83,526
Instructorcalendar year16$89,27770$81,257
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year50$106,337107$81,709

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Oregon Health & Science University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Informatics

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant

Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicine (MD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Genetics

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What Sets Oregon Health & Science University Apart:

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