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Portland Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Portland Colleges and Schools

Just south of Vancouver, Washington and right next to the Willamette and Columbia rivers sits one of the most walkable, family-friendly, and outdoor recreation-friendly cities in the nation - Portland, Oregon. With a population of 619,360 in 2014, Portland is also the biggest city in the state.

Portland is known not only for its natural beauty, but also for its citizen's liberal social policies, thirst for microbrew beer, and high standard of living. Portland's unofficial slogan, "Keep Portland Weird," highlights how Portland residents make this area different - and how they're perfectly happy with that fact.

Colleges in Portland, Oregon

Currently, 35 colleges, universities, trade schools, beauty schools, and community colleges call the Portland area home. According to National Center for Education Statistics data, total enrollment at all Portland area schools was approximately 89,202 students in 2014.


Portland Community College

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $3,592
  • Graduation rate (2011-12): 15 percent, plus 15 percent transfer out rate
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: Two-year degrees in 128 different disciplines

As Portland's largest community college, Portland Community College offers wide range of degree programs geared at students who want to enter the workforce quickly and those who hope to transfer to a four-year school. Many degrees can be earned partially online through the school's distance education program. Popular degree programs include those in accounting, nursing, business administration, and dental hygiene.


Portland State University

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $7,794
  • Graduation rate (2008): 42 percent, plus 6 percent transfer our rate
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 88 Bachelor's, 86 Master's, and 37 doctoral

With a total enrollment of more than 28,000 students, Portland State University is one of the state's biggest schools. Top undergraduate majors include psychology, health studies, biology, art & design, and accounting, while top graduate degrees include those in social work and education. In addition to its on-campus offerings, Portland State also offers an online learning platform plus 32 separate online degree options.


University of Portland

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $40,424
  • Graduation rate (2008): 80 percent
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 42 majors, 30 minors, and 16 graduate programs

The University of Portland is a private, four-year school with an enrollment of approximately 4,143. The school offers a wide range of degree programs in disciplines such as business, nursing, education, and engineering. Over the last few years, the University of Portland has received numerous nods from ranking agencies such as U.S. News and World Report for its top degree programs and instruction.


Concordia University - Portland

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $27,420
  • Graduation rate (2008): 55 percent
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 25 undergraduate majors, 9 graduate degrees

With an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students, Concordia University is one of Portland's larger schools. The school offers a wide range of degree programs in popular disciplines such as accounting, nursing, education, and business, and many of their degrees can be earned through their distance learning initiative.


Lewis & Clark College

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $43,382
  • Graduation rate (2008): 79 percent
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 29 majors, 26 minors, and a wide range of career study programs

Lewis & Clark is a private, four year institution with a worldly outlook on education. Through its many undergraduate, graduate, and international study programs, Lewis & Clark hopes to instill students with a thirst for knowledge. Top degree programs include computer science, philosophy, international affairs, and psychology.


Multnomah University

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $22,100
  • Graduation rate (2008): 54 percent
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 18 undergraduate, 3 degree completion, 8 seminary, 4 graduate

Multnomah University is a Christ-based institution of higher education with degrees in practical disciplines as well as religious studies. Enrollment in 2014 included approximately 753 students, and each enjoyed a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. In addition to its on-campus programs, Multnomah offers 8 fully-online undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Warner Pacific College

  • In-state tuition (2014-15): $20,300
  • Graduation rate (2008): 41 percent
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of programs: 25 majors, 29 minors, 7 pre-professional programs, 4 graduate programs

As a private not-for-profit school, Warner Pacific boasted an enrollment of approximately 554 students in 2014. With an average class size of 14, the school offers a wide range of degree options in fields such as business, the humanities, education, and music. In addition, at Warner Pacific, you can also create your own fully-individualized major.


Facts for Portland College Students

Economics

Portland is known for being one of the most livable cities in the world, and that's partly because of its many economic opportunities. Key industries in the area include health care, education, and commercial banking. Median household income in Portland - at $52,657 - was also high in comparison to other areas in 2013.

Demographics

With 619,360 residents in 2013, Portland was the largest city in the state. Approximately 43.8 percent of Portland residents held at least a Bachelor's degree in 2013, along with 90.5 percent who held a high school diploma. Through 2013, 53.4 percent of Portland residents also owned their homes.

Fun Facts for Online Learners

Portland, Oregon is home to numerous events that garner national media coverage, including the Annual World Naked Bike Ride, Portland International Film Festival, Portland Indie Wine Festival, Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival, and Muddy Boots Organic Festival.

Sources:

  1. City of Portland, Oregion, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/
  2. College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, Oregon, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=OR
  3. Concordia University, http://www.cu-portland.edu/
  4. Lewis & Clark College, http://www.lclark.edu/
  5. Multnomah University, http://www.multnomah.edu/
  6. Portland Community College, http://www.pcc.edu/
  7. Profile, Portland State University, http://www.pdx.edu/profile/snapshot-portland-state
  8. Quick Facts, Warner Pacific College, http://www.warnerpacific.edu/about/quick-facts/
  9. State & County QuickFacts, U.S. Census Bureau, Portland, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/41/4159000.html

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Colleges in Portland with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Maine College of Art
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME

  • Programs: Education, Visual and performing arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 468
  • In-State Tuition: 31560
  • Out-of-State tuition: 31560

University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth St
Portland, ME

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 7739
  • In-State Tuition: 6578
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17290

Concordia University-Portland
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Education, Legal professions and studies, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 7182
  • In-State Tuition: 27900
  • Out-of-State tuition: 27900

Lewis & Clark College
0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Legal professions and studies, English language and literature/letters
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3526
  • In-State Tuition: 44744
  • Out-of-State tuition: 44744

Multnomah University
8435 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Theology and religious vocations, Psychology, Business, management, marketing, and related support services, History
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 737
  • In-State Tuition: 22230
  • Out-of-State tuition: 22230

National College of Natural Medicine
049 SW Porter Street
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 631

Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Natural resources and conservation, Engineering, Biological and biomedical sciences, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 2895
  • In-State Tuition: 12744
  • Out-of-State tuition: 23364

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Visual and performing arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 151
  • In-State Tuition: 28000
  • Out-of-State tuition: 28000

Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR

  • Programs: English language and literature/letters, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Visual and performing arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 501
  • In-State Tuition: 31500
  • Out-of-State tuition: 31500

University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 4338
  • In-State Tuition: 40080
  • Out-of-State tuition: 40080

Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Multi/interdisciplinary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1453
  • In-State Tuition: 49640
  • Out-of-State tuition: 49640

Western Seminary
5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Undenominational
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 726

University of Western States
2900 NE 132nd Ave
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Biological and biomedical sciences, Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 839

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
75 NW Couch
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 258

Linfield College-School of Nursing
2255 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: American Baptist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 350
  • In-State Tuition: 38300
  • Out-of-State tuition: 38300

Birthingway College of Midwifery
12113 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 81
  • In-State Tuition: 18608
  • Out-of-State tuition: 18608

Concorde Career College-Portland
1425 NE Irving Street, Bldg 300
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 585

Sumner College
15115 SW Sequoia Parkway #200
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Legal professions and studies, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 287

ITT Technical Institute-Portland
9500 NE Cascades Parkway
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 532
  • In-State Tuition: 17748
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17748

Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 27488
  • In-State Tuition: 6750
  • Out-of-State tuition: 22725

Warner Pacific College
2219 SE 68th Ave
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Education, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Biological and biomedical sciences, Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of God
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 523
  • In-State Tuition: 20800
  • Out-of-State tuition: 20800

Carrington College-Portland
2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 191

American College of Healthcare Sciences
5005 SW Macadam Ave
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 689
  • In-State Tuition: 7800
  • Out-of-State tuition: 7800

Portland Actors Conservatory
1436 SW Montgomery St
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Visual and performing arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 25
  • In-State Tuition: 10750
  • Out-of-State tuition: 10750

Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts
795 Congress Street
Portland, ME

  • Programs: Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 64

DeVry University-Oregon
9755 SW Barnes Rd., Ste 150
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 9
  • In-State Tuition: 17052
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17052

Portland Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Beau Monde College of Hair Design
1221 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 96

East West College of the Healing Arts
525 NE Oregon St
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 225

Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Architecture and related services, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 29003
  • In-State Tuition: 3456
  • Out-of-State tuition: 8064

Empire Beauty School-Maine
319 Marginal Way
Portland, ME

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 244

Paul Mitchell the School-Portland
234 SW Broadway
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 176

The Art Institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 899
  • In-State Tuition: 17316
  • Out-of-State tuition: 17316

Phagans School of Hair Design-Portland
1542 NE Weidler Ave
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 96

Everest College-Portland
600 SW 10th, Suite 400
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Legal professions and studies, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 111
  • In-State Tuition: 12373
  • Out-of-State tuition: 12373

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland
600 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 500
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 334
  • In-State Tuition: 13875
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13875

Aveda Institute-Portland
325 Northwest 13th Avenue
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 249

Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program
2600 SE 98th Ave Ste 200
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Education, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of God
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 689
  • In-State Tuition: 11400
  • Out-of-State tuition: 11400

Beau Monde College of Hair Design-Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology
2201 Lloyd Center Suite C304
Portland, OR

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 64
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