Best Universities & Colleges in Oregon for 2024

These are the 22 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Oregon. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Oregon

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Oregon to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

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  • Concordia University-Portland Seal

    Concordia University-Portland

    Portland, Oregon

    Concordia University-Portland in Portland, Oregon
    • 7,182 Total Students
    • 51% Acceptance Rate
    • 16% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,336 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Concordia is a Private non profit institute that started originally as a four year academy but only to train teachers and pastors to meet the needs for these professionals in the region. It was founded in 1905 by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Transition as a four year college happened in 1977. The college continued its progress towards academic expansion throughout the late 20th century.

    In 1995 it gained university status and becoming part of the Concordia University System as Concordia University the same year. The mission of the university is to train students in body, mind as well as heart and produce morally sound and responsible leaders for success in careers and communities. It is based in Portland, Oregon.

    Campus life at Concordia is extensive and full of every opportunity for the students. Students engage with each other over learning through 25 student led groups and organisations present on campus. These also include honor societies. In addition to these clubs, the Student leadership opportunities are accessible through five committees or organisations working for student interests on campus. Collectively these contribute to development outside classrooms. These also engage in bringing fun and entertainment events on campus students enjoy movies, music, sports and many other events throughout the year. Equally important is the time students contribute towards serving the community by working for Habitat for Humanity, fighting hunger through stocking food shelves and building up community by volunteering for work. There are also Teacher Corps which volunteer time to teach children, Green Corps towards sustainability issues, Performing Arts Corps that bring creative performances and others. There are university athletic teams that take part in NCAA Division II and the campus colors are Blue and White.

    Academic programs at the university include 29 undergraduate programs, five adult degree programs and five Masters Programs and two Doctorate programs. Its notable facilities are George R. White Library & Learning Center, FWJ Sylwester Library, East Hall, Hilken Community Stadium, Elizabeth Hall, Weber Hall and Neils Hall.

    Concordia School Facts

    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationLutheran Church - Missouri Synod

    Famous Concordia Alumni

    • Paul Simon

      Politics & Law

      Former U.S. Senator from Illinois

    • Dave Reichert

      Politics & Law

      Representative from Washington's 8th congressional district; also former King County sheriff

  • Corban University Seal

    Corban University

    Salem, Oregon

    Corban University in Salem, Oregon
    • 1,232 Total Students
    • 31% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,108 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Corban is a private and independent college that traces its origins to its beginning in the year 1935 when it was founded by Evangelist Leland B. Entrekin and Pastor Roy O. Bancroft as Phoenix Bible Institute (PBI). By 1943 the institute was taken over by General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and the college then changed several locations during its time.

    It was in 1969 that the campus came to find its permanent home in Salem, Oregon, where it is presently located and became Corban University in 2010. The university provides Gospel centered education with focus on developing knowledge and intellect in the modern day discipline of education, liberal arts, business and the likes.

    A healthy student life awaits students at Corban. Students are encouraged to organise and be involved in activities and programs that foster creativity and be inspired through the Office of Student Life. There is also a collaborative space offered at the campus, called The Barn. It is a student space where students gather to brainstorm ideas, think differently on the challenges present and work towards finding creative solutions. With all the learning, enjoyment and activities, there is another side of life to Corban where students are encouraged to work towards spirituality and be active in their religion. There are chapel services offered where students learn as well as worship and pray with their fellow students. There are also community outreach programs, where students take part in activities to better connect with their communities. Students work with the non profit groups such as Union Gospel Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center etc and local churches to work towards literacy, hunger, housing, justice, mentoring. Focusing on recreation for students, there are college athletic teams ‘Warriors’ participating at NAIA. The university colors are Navy and Gold and the mascot is Cadmar the Warrior.

    Academic programs at Corban consist of undergraduate programs with 41 majors, and four graduate schools. Its notable facilities are Prewitt-Allen Archaeological Museum, C. E. Jeffers Sports Center, VanGilder Hall, Prewitt Hall, Balyo Hall, Davidson Hall and few more.

    Corban School Facts

    • Years Estd.1935
    • NicknameWarriors
    • MascotCadmar the Warrior
    • Motto"Dedicating Heart and Mind to God"
    • ColorsNavy and Gold
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous Corban Alumni

    • Elizabeth Halseth

      Politics & Law

      Senator from State of Nevada

    • Steve Reese

      Professional Sports

      American soccer player; currently plays for Kitsap Pumas in the Professional Arena Soccer League

    • Frank Prewitt

      Politics & Law

      American attorney and government affairs consultant

    • Patrick Daka

      Professional Sports

      Zimbabwean footballer; played for Charlotte Eagles at the USL Second Division

    • Sherrie Sprenger

      Business & Industry

      Business owner and Republican politician from Oregon

  • Eastern Oregon University Seal

    Eastern Oregon University

    La Grande, Oregon

    Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon
    • 3,488 Total Students
    • 97% Acceptance Rate
    • 34% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 994 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    EOU is public and one of state funded institutes, tracing its beginnings to the year 1929 when it began as a normal school for teacher training and within a decade was renamed by the Oregon Legislature. With development in its programs and education was transformed into a college and by 1973 renamed as Eastern Oregon State College.

    With further progress, in 1997 it gained university status and took on its present name as Eastern Oregon University. It is located in La Grande, Oregon and is committed to providing access to quality education with the aim of producing qualified workforce, achieving professional excellence and fostering bright minds.

    The campus life at EOU brings a diverse set of opportunities and activities, with each one contributing to a different sphere of student development. On the campus, the students find more than 50 registered student led organisations which act as collaborative learning spaces and serve as healthy socialising. These offer a wide range of interests, from academics, to recreation to causes. Students also connect with each other through arts which are not just studied but also practised. There are theatre and musical shows and similar performing arts. Some events include The Voice, Film Festival and others. Students find equally vibrant environment outside the campus and find many enjoyment opportunities and places within close proximity. Adventure enthusiasts find plenty of outdoor activities and adventures such as the rock climbing, hiking, paddle boarding, fly fishing and many others. Similarly, there is equal student interest in athletic participation. The university teams are called Mountaineers and take part at NAIA. The university colors are Gold and Blue and the mascot is the ‘Monty the Mountaineer’.

    The academic programs offered at EOU are Associate and Bachelors degree programs with 21 majors, and 27 minors. It also offers two Masters degree programs, and five certificate programs. Its notable facilities are Alikut Hall, North Hall, Daugherty Hall, Inlow Hall, Peirce Library, and Ackerman Hall.

    EOU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1929
    • NicknameMountaineers
    • MascotMonty the Mountaineer
    • ColorsGold & Blue
    • LocationOregon
    • AthleticsNAIACascade Collegiate Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous EOU Alumni

    • William De Los Santos

      Entertainment & Arts

      Author, Poet, Screenwriter and Motion-Picture Director

    • Rod Chandler

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Representative from the state of Washington

    • Fouad Ajami

      Politics & Law

      Middle East expert and a political advisor

    • David Panuelo

      Politics & Law

      Diplomat and Congressman from Micronesia

    • Mike Kyle

      Professional Sports

      Wrestler; current mixed martial artist, once fighting for the UFC

    • Tyronne Gross

      Professional Sports

      Former NFL football player for San Diego Chargers

    • Jace Billingsley

      Professional Sports

      NFL football player for Detroit Lions

  • George Fox University Seal

    George Fox University

    Newberg, Oregon

    George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon
    • 3,925 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,903 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    George Fox University (GFU) is the oldest and largest national Christian educational institute located in Newberg, Oregon offering liberal arts and sciences degrees. GFU was established in 1885 as the Friends Pacific Academy for religious studies. It was founded by evangelical Quaker pioneers with the aim of educating their young children. Along the years, the founding pioneers decided to extend the offered programs in the academy. Consequently, Friends Pacific Academy changed its name to be Pacific College on the 9th of September, 1891. In 1949, due to the presence of many other educational institutes holding the same name “Pacific College”, its name was changed again to be George Fox College (GFC) after the name of George fox, the founder of Quaker movement. During the 1980s and the following 20 years, the college continued increasing its offered academic programs. In 1996, it merged with Western Evangelical Seminary to finally change its name to be George Fox University. During the following 12 years, the university was able to accommodate more than 3000 students. Its campus occupies around 180 acres and is located in a unique spot in Chehalem Valley of Oregon surrounded by the fruitful tree-shaded areas and vineyards.

    GFU mission is to a Christ based university that helps in building up its graduates on the academic, moral and professional levels.

    The university is ranked as the first-tier national university in the west by the U.S. News & World Report and the best national Christian college by the Princeton Reviews. GFU is also ranked by Forbes as one among the 100 best colleges in the United States. In addition, the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine chose GFU as one of the top Christian colleges in the U.S. according to the “Best Value” estimations.

    GFU offers undergraduate degrees with more than 90 majors and 49 minors. It also offers 6 seminary degrees in addition to 12 masters and doctoral degrees.

    GFU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1885
    • NicknameBruins (1890s - 1950s; 1970 - present)Quakers (1950s - 1969)
    • MascotBruins (reinstated in 1970)
    • ColorsOld Gold, Navy Blue
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationFriends

    Famous GFU Alumni

    • Herbert Clark Hoover

      Politics & Law

      An American politician and the 31st U.S. President for four years starting 1929 during the Great Depression period. A successful mining engineer in the First World War.

    • Robert Francis Burt

      Social Advocacy & Service

      An American Navy officer and the 24th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy for 4 years starting 2006.

    • Andy Olson

      Politics & Law

      An American Republican politician. A member in the Oregon House of Representatives and the representor of the 15th District in Linn and Benton counties, Oregon.

    • Gina Ochsner

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American stories writer and author of The Russian Dream Book of Colour and Flight and The Necessary Grace to Fall.

    • John Lim

      Politics & Law

      An American republican politician. A member of both the Oregon Legislative Assembly Houses and leader of Oregon State Senate in 1995.

    • Peggy Y. Fowler

      Business & Industry

      An American businesswoman in Oregon State and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Portland General Electric (PGE).

    • Aaron John Elling

      Professional Sports

      An American football player and a member of several football teams such as Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cincinnati Bengals.

    • Pat Casey

      Professional Sports

      An American baseball player and the Oregon State Beavers baseball team coach.

  • Lewis & Clark College Seal

    Lewis & Clark College

    Portland, Oregon

    Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon
    • 3,526 Total Students
    • 63% Acceptance Rate
    • 14% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,368 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lewis & Clark College is a private college for liberal arts in Portland, Oregon. Lewis & Clark was originally chartered by the Presbyterian Church as the Albany Collegiate Institution, instead of the Albany College in 1867, in the town of Albany. The aim of this college was to serve the Presbyterian pioneers in Oregon’s. Different from most Oregon colleges of the pioneer-era, the institution has been coeducational since its first class. The initial campus of 7 acres (28,000 m2) in Albany was placed on land given by the Monteith family. In 1892, the original school building was expanded, and in 1925 the school repositioned at south of Albany where it continued until 1937. The campus later moved to the federal government’s Albany Research Center. In 1942, the college representatives acquired the Lloyd Frank “Fir Acres” estate in southwest Portland. In parallel, the college’s name was changed to Lewis & Clark College.

    Lewis & Clark campus currently covers 137 acres with some historic buildings as the Frank Manor House and Rogers Hall.  All students are required to live on campus during the first two years in one of the residence halls available as Forest, Hartzfeld, Holmes and Platt-Howard. The college’s motto is “Explorate, Discere, Sociare” in Latin, which means “to explore, to learn, to work together” in English. The first school mascot, the Pirates, was altered to the Pioneers in 1946.  Lewis & Clark is a part of the Annapolis Group of colleges with athletic programs playing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III. The official colors are orange and black.

    Lewis & Clark introduces 29 majors and 27 minors, as well as ideal training for some careers. Lewis & Clark also grants 30 overseas and off-campus programs recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best in the nation. The U.S. News & World Report, in its 2017 annual ranking, classifies Lewis & Clark as ‘more selective’ and positions it tied for the 87th best liberal arts college in the nation. Forbes  ranked Lewis and Clark 156th in its America’s Top Colleges ranking for 2016, and placed it 75th in its ranking of best value liberal arts colleges, in 2015, in the United States.

    Lewis & Clark School Facts

    • Years Estd.1867
    • NicknamePioneers
    • Mascot"Pio" the Newfoundland
    • MottoExplorare, Discere, Sociare (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.To explore, to learn, to work together
    • ColorsOrange and Black
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Lewis & Clark Alumni

    • Becca Bernstein

      Entertainment & Arts

      Visual artist

    • Donald Eric Capps

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Scholar of Pastoral Theology

    • Ever Carradine

      Entertainment & Arts


    • Jon Jaqua

      Professional Sports

      Professional football player, Washington Redskins

    • Ronald A. Marks

      Politics & Law

      Former CIA official

    • Ward Plummer

      Science & Medicine


    • Kurtis Schaeffer

      Social Advocacy & Service

      American Buddhist Scholar

  • Linfield College Seal

    Linfield College

    McMinnville, Oregon

    Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon
    • 1,700 Total Students
    • 84% Acceptance Rate
    • 24% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,330 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Linfield College is a private  four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences college McMinnville, Oregon. Linfield also has an adult degree program online and in eight communities throughout the state. Linfield dates back to 1849 when the Oregon Baptist Educational Society was formed in Oregon City, in order to start a Baptist school in the region, which began as Oregon City College in 1849. In 1855, Sebastian C. Adams started to think of establishing a school in McMinnville. The Baptist College at McMinnville was established in 1858 by the Oregon Territorial Legislature, and later the name was changed to McMinnville College before receiving its current name. In 1922, the college’s name was changed to Linfield College, in honor of the Baptist minister, the Rev. George Fisher Linfield. Linfield’s widow, Frances Eleanor Ross Linfield, gave a considerable donation to the college to encourage Christian education. In 1982, the Linfield College-Portland Campus was built when the college began an affiliation with Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital & Medical Center and started introducing a bachelor’s degree program in nursing.

    The college’s motto is “Connecting Learning, Life, and Community”. Linfield College received regional accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, besides the specialized accreditation to individual programs. The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Oregon State Board of Nursing accredited the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. The Linfield athletics teams are nicknamed Wildcats, with the cardinal and purple colors. Linfield has achieved four national college football titles (NAIA Division II: 1982, 1984, 1986, and NCAA Division III: 2004), in addition to three in baseball (NAIA Division II: 1966, 1971, and NCAA Division III: 2013). The Linfield Softball team collected two NCAA Division III Softball Finals in May 2007 & May 2011. For six successive years, Linfield was ranked No. 1 college in the western region by the Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelor’s category’s US News & World Report.

    Linfield College offers more than 80 majors and minors in different disciplines.

    Linfield School Facts

    • Years Estd.1858
    • NicknameWildcats
    • MottoConnecting Learning, Life, and Community
    • ColorsCardinal and Purple
    • LocationOregon
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III
    • Religious AffiliationAmerican Baptist

    Famous Linfield Alumni

    • Scott Brosius

      Professional Sports

      Former New York Yankee and 1998 World Series Most Valuable Player(MVP)

    • Kenneth Scott Latourette

      Education & Advocacy

      scholar of Christianity and Chinese History

    • Douglas Robinson

      Education & Advocacy

      Translation theorist

    • Amy Tan

      Entertainment & Arts

      Writer, the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and The Kitchen God's Wife

  • Marylhurst University Seal

    Marylhurst University

    Marylhurst, Oregon

    Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Oregon
    • 982 Total Students
    • 100% Acceptance Rate
    • 100% Enrollment Rate
    • 5 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Marylhurst University is a non-profit private higher education institute offering liberal arts and business studies. It was established in 1893 under the name of St. Mary’s Academy and College becoming one of the oldest schools for women in Oregon. The College was then operated by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. In 1908, the college purchased a land covering 63 acres and moved to this property 22 years later. Its name was then changed to Marylhurst College. Marylhurst received accreditation in the following year. In 1959, the college became independent institute administered by a board of trustees. The college was converted in 1974 into a coeducational institute. It achieved the university status in 1998 and accordingly got its current name.

    The university states its mission is to help students achieve their goals in playing their roles in the rapidly changing world by emphasizing the values of leadership and services. The university campus offers several distinctive buildings including Aquinas Hall, Flavia Hall, St. Catherine Hall, Marian Hall, Davignon Hall, O’Hara Hall, Baxter Hall, Thompson Hall, Mayer Art Building, Belluschi Pavilion, Villa Maria Hall and St. Anne’s Chapel. The campus also offers space dedicated to arts called the Art Gym. Its official colors are gold and royal blue. The university organizes several annual events for arts and music as the Summer on the Green and the Marylhurst Reading Series.

    The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs in addition to 4 online MBA programs. There are also 12 certificate programs offered by Marylhurst. The university has an agreement with Clackamas Community College and Portland Community College for dual enrollment. The university is ranked among the top universities in the Western region by US News & World Report’s and among the 50 Best Business Schools in Finance by the Princeton Review. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    Marylhurst School Facts

    • Years Estd.1893
    • MottoCor Sapientis Quaerit Doctrinam (Latin) The heart of the wise seeks knowledge
    • ColorsGold and Royal blue
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Marylhurst Alumni

    • Shane Bemis

      Politics & Law

      mayor of Gresham, Oregon

    • Barbara Roberts

      Politics & Law

      former mayor of Gresham, Oregon

    • Mary F. Sammons

      Business & Industry

      Current CEO and president of Rite Aid

    • Madeline DeFrees

      Entertainment & Arts

      American poet

    • Elizabeth Engstrom

      Entertainment & Arts

      speculative fiction writer

  • Multnomah University

    Portland, Oregon

    Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon
    • 737 Total Students
    • 59% Acceptance Rate
    • 49% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 214 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Multnomah University (MU) is a private Christian higher education institute located in Portland, Oregon. It was established in 1936 in Northeast Portland by Rev. John G. Mitchell and a group of Christian businessmen. It was initially named Multnomah School of the Bible and the first class started in the same year with 49 students and 6 staff members. In 1943, Willard Aldrich became the college president when he was only 34 years old making him the youngest college president in the United States. In 1952, the college purchased its current campus which was formerly the campus of the Oregon Blind Trades School. In 1986, the Multnomah Graduate School of Ministry was established and later became Multnomah Biblical Seminary. The name of the school was changed in 1993 to Multnomah Bible College. In 2008, the name of the college was changed again to its current one. In the same year, the college established a branch campus in Reno, Nevada.

    Multnomah states that its mission is to prepare Christian students academically, spiritually and personally to become changing leaders in church and community. The university main campus covers 17 acres with several distinctive buildings including Aldrich Hall, Ambassador Housing, the Den Commuter Center, JCA Student Center, Dirks Prayer Chapel, Sutcliffe Hall, Travis-Lovitt Hall, Bradley Hall and Lytle Gymnasium. The university library, known as Mitchell Library, hosts 95,000-volume collection in addition to access to more than 500,00 volumes through partnership agreements with other libraries. The college athletic teams are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

    The university is divided into a college, a graduate school, a seminary and degree Completion program. It offers 19 undergraduate programs, 7 pre-professional programs, 3 master’s programs and a doctoral program. Several programs are also offered through online mode of study. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    MU School Facts

    • Years Estd.February 14, 1936
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MU Alumni

    • Ferdinand Waldo Demara

      Politics & Law

      subject of the movie "The Great Imposter"

    • Dan Kimball

      Education & Advocacy

      pastor of Vintage Faith Church and author of "They Like Jesus But Not The Church"

    • Bettie Page

      Entertainment & Arts

      American model

    • Linda Chaikin

      Entertainment & Arts

      author of Christian fiction

    • Luis Palau

      Social Advocacy & Service

      evangelist and author

  • New Hope Christian College-Eugene Seal

    New Hope Christian College-Eugene

    Eugene, Oregon

    • 140 Total Students
    • 96% Acceptance Rate
    • 50% Enrollment Rate
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 54 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    New Hope Christian College (NHCC) is a private bible higher education institute located in Eugene, Oregon.  The college was established in 1925 by Fred Hornshuh. It was considered part of the Open Bible Churches. The college was initially named “the Bible Standard Training School”. The name was later changed several times to the Bible Standard Institute, the Bible Standard College and Eugene Bible College. In 1974, the college was relocated to its current location. In 1997, the campus received a 21-meter cross that was moved from Skinner Butte. In 2009, the college became a member of the Pacific Rim Christian College Consortium which included three other colleges located in in Honolulu, Myanmar and Japan. In the following year, the college finally gained its current name.

    The college campus is located in Eugene, Oregon covering 36 acres. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Bryan Hall which is the college hub that is named in honor of its former President Don Ryan, the Cross Plaza, Doris Hunt which hosts the college music center and James Stewart Memorial Student Center. Other important buildings include Meyer Hall and Hornshuh Hall which is named in honor of the college founder, Fred Hornshuh Sr. The campus library is named Flint Memorial Library in honor of Grace Flint. The college athletic teams, who are nicknamed Deacons, compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I as members of the West Region Conference.

    New Hope offers 2 Bachelor of Science degree programs with 9 different concentrations. The college also offers 2-year associate degree program through online mode of education. The college is accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education. It is recognized as accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education.

    NHCC School Facts

    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationOther Protestant

    Famous NHCC Alumni

    • Wayne Cordeiro

      Education & Advocacy

      Pastor, writer and president of NHCC

    • Robert F. Burt

      Politics & Law

      former United States Navy admiral

    • Ray Rexius

      Business & Industry


    • Chris Kiriakos

      Social Advocacy & Service

      musician and pastor

    • Roger E. Olson

      Education & Advocacy


  • Northwest Christian University Seal

    Northwest Christian University

    Eugene, Oregon

    Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon
    • 740 Total Students
    • 68% Acceptance Rate
    • 33% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 369 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Northwest Christian University (NCU) is a private Christian higher education institute for liberal arts located in Eugene, Oregon. The university was established in 1895 by Disciple of Christ preacher and educator Eugene Claremont Sanderson. It was initially named the Eugene Divinity School before being renamed in 1908 Eugene Bible University. The name was changed again in 1930 to “Eugene Bible College”. Four years later, the college merged with Spokane University and was renamed Northwest Christian College. It finally got its current name in 2008.

    The university states that its aim is to provide the students with wisdom, faith, and service through offering excellent academic programs in a Christ-centered community. The university campus offers several distinctive buildings including Morse Event Center, Goodrich Administration Building, Burke-Griffeth Residence Hall, Pomajevich Faculty Building, Mom Richart Apartments and The Hilyard Apartments. The university library, which is known as the Kellenberger Library, hosts more than 74,000 books. Northwest athletic teams compete in NAIA as members of the Cascade Collegiate Conference. The teams are nicknamed the Beacons with their official colors are blue and gold.

    The university offers undergraduate programs in 29 majors and 17 minors. It also offers 6 master’s degree programs and 6 programs for adult students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities.

    NCU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1895
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    Famous NCU Alumni

    • David Ray Griffin

      Education & Advocacy

      former professor of theology at Claremont School of Theology

    • E. R. Moon

      Social Advocacy & Service

      former Christian missionary to the Belgian Congo and Jamaica

    • Frank Morse

      Politics & Law

      former Oregon state senator

    • Joe Wittwer

      Social Advocacy & Service

      lead Pastor at Life Center

    • Dr. LeRoy Lawson

      Science & Medicine

      President of Hope International University and author of 29 books

  • Oregon Health & Science University

    Portland, Oregon

    Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon
    • 2,895 Total Students
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oregon Health & Science University is a public university located in Portland, Oregon. It was established in 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical Department as the result of the merge between the medical programs of Willamette University and the University of Oregon. The school relocated to its present location on Marquam Hill in Southwest Portland in 1919. The land for this campus was donated by the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company and C.S. “Sam” Jackson after the location was considered unsuitable for the construction of a railroad yard. In 1955, the state senator cosponsored a bill to transform the department into a teaching hospital. In 1974, the school became independent of the University of Oregon after merging the medical institutions located on Marquam Hill. In 1998, the school recognized the support of the senator through dedication of Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and the creation of the Hatfield information wall in the lobby of the main hospital. In 2008, Hatfield became the Chair of the university Board of Directors. In 2001, the university merged with Oregon Graduate Institute changing its name from the Oregon Health Sciences University to its current name. The merge was supported by $4 million fund provided by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust with the aim of establishing a new biomedical engineering program. In 2008, the college received $100 million donation from Phil Knight and his wife Penny Knight supporting OHSU Cancer Institute which was renamed the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The college received another $100 million donation from Columbia Sportswear chairwoman Gert Boyle  in 2014 followed by $500 million additional donation from Knight in the following year.

    The university operates two hospitals within its main campus in Portland in addition to a third hospital next to the main campus. The hospital is connected to the campus by the longest suspended pedestrian skybridge in North America. Additionally, the university runs a branch campus in Hillsboro.

    The university is divided into three schools. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    OHSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1974
    • MottoWhere Healing, Teaching and Discovery Come Together
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous OHSU Alumni

    • D. George Wyse

      Science & Medicine

      Chair of the International Experts Advisory Committee of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

    • Bud Pierce

      Politics & Law

      American physician and politician

    • John Kitzhaber

      Politics & Law

      physician and the longest-serving governor in Oregon's history

    • Norman Gregory Hamilton

      Science & Medicine

      psychiatrist and author with notable contributions to the fields of psychotherapy and object relations theory

    • Lendon Smith

      Science & Medicine

      pediatrician who was known as "the Children's Doctor"

  • Oregon Institute of Technology Seal

    Oregon Institute of Technology

    Klamath Falls, Oregon

    Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon
    • 4,777 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 41% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,487 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oregon Institute of Technology is a public polytechnic university located in Klamath Falls, Oregon. It is the only polytechnic university located in the Northwestern United States. The university was established in 1947 as the Oregon Vocational School to provide education to World War II veterans. It held its first class in a former Marine Corps hospital. In the following year, the name of the school was changed to Oregon Technical Institute. In 1950, the school signed a contract to train soldiers in welding and warehouse management. Three years later, the institute started offering associate degree programs accredited by the Engineers Council for Professional Development. In 1954, the institute started broadcasting its first radio followed by opening KOTI television on campus two years later. The school received accreditation from the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools in 1962. Two years later, the institute moved to its current campus. It started offering bachelor degree programs in 1970 later which were accredited by ABET. The institute got its current name in 1973. Oregon established in 1975 the first Geo-Heat Center. In 2012, the institute started rebranding its current shortened name “Oregon Tech”. In the same year, the institute consolidated its four distributed in the Portland metropolitan area into a single campus in Wilsonville. It became an independent university in 2015 governed by its own Board of Trustees.

    The university currently operates an urban campus and a residential campus. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Owls, compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as members of the Cascade Collegiate Conference. The official colors of the university are blue and gold.

    The institute offers 45 degree programs granting bachelor and master’s degrees. Additionally, it offers 6 pre-professional programs. Students may get financial support from several scholarships offered to new and enrolled students including DeArmond Manufacturing Fellows Scholarship and Klamath County Recognition Scholarship.

    Oregon Tech School Facts

    • Years Estd.1948
    • MascotHootie the Owl
    • MottoPer cognitionem, lux (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Through knowledge, light
    • ColorsWilsonville Blue & Gold
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Oregon State University

    Corvallis, Oregon

    Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon
    • 29,576 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 33% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 14,058 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oregon State University is a public research higher education institute located in Corvallis, Oregon. It was established in 1856 as the first community school for primary and preparatory education under the name of Corvallis Academy. It started offering college level programs in 1865 and received its charter three under the name of Corvallis College. Oregon Legislative Assembly named Corvallis College as the state agricultural college and recipient of the land grant. Accordingly, the college had to change its name to Corvallis State Agricultural College to comply with the First Morrill Act. At this time, the college was authorized to grant bachelor and master’s degrees. In 1929, the college became administered by the newly formed Oregon State Board of Higher Education following the Oregon Unification Bill. Oregon started offering doctoral degree programs in the early 1930s granting the first four doctoral degrees in 1935. The name of the college was changed two years later to Oregon State College indicating the increased diversity of the programs offered. Oregon finally achieved the university status and got its current name in 1961. The university established its Ecampus in 2007 which offers online degree programs and courses.

    The university main campus is located in the Willamette Valley, Corvallis covering 420 acres. Much of the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Distinctive buildings on campus include Withycombe Hall, Linus Pauling Science Center, Cordley Hall, Hovland Hall, Gilmore Hall, Nash Hall, Clark Laboratory, Richardson Hall, Sackett Hall, Austin Hall, Weatherford Hall and Langton Hall. Additionally, the university has a branch campus in Bend known as OSU-Cascades. The university athletic teams, who are called Beavers, compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. The official colors of the university are orange and black.

    Oregon is divided into 13 colleges and schools. The university has several partnership agreements with international institutes James Cook University, the University of Forestry, Lincoln University and India’s Gokula Education Foundation.

    OSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1868
    • NicknameBeavers
    • MascotBenny Beaver
    • ColorsOrange and Black
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous OSU Alumni

    • Jen-Hsun Huang

      Business & Industry

      co-founder and CEO of NVIDIA

    • Timothy S. Leatherman

      Business & Industry

      inventor of the Leatherman tool and founder of the Leatherman Tool Group

    • John A. Young

      Business & Industry

      former president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard

    • John Hubert Hall

      Politics & Law

      former Governor of Oregon

    • Linus Pauling

      Science & Medicine

      only winner of two unshared Nobel prizes

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art Seal

    Pacific Northwest College of Art

    Portland, Oregon

    Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon
    • 501 Total Students
    • 81% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 295 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Pacific Northwest College of Art is a private college for fine arts and design located in Portland, Oregon. The college was established in 1909 under the name of Museum Art School. In 1932, the school moved to the upper floors of the museum building leaving the lower floors to the museum. In 1981, the name of the school was changed to Pacific Northwest College of Art indicating its independence from the museum. The college was officially recognized in 1994 as an independent institute. The college relocated 4 years later to its current location in Portland’s Pearl District. In 2004, the school’s board adopted a plan for expansion which included relocation to Portland’s North Park Blocks. The plan was boosted by a $15 million donation that was received from Hallie Ford 4 years later. In 2008, the college purchased the current building housing the college and expanded further in the same year when it received the 511 Federal Building from the federal government. In 2009, the college provided a loan to the Museum of Contemporary which was left in debts after relocating to the DeSoto Building. This resulted later in a partnership and possible merge between the college and the museum. In 2013, the college opened its first residence hall which is named ArtHouse. In the same year, the college sold its main building in the Pearl District for $11.75 million in order to move to the Old Town area. The college was also able to secure in the same year $20 from the Portland Development Commission million to renovate its campus which was completed in 2015.

    The current campus main building, formerly known as the 511 Federal Building, is former post office that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the college operates a Center for Contemporary Art & Culture which consists of 2 galleries, the 511 Gallery and the Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Studio.

    Pacific Northwest offers 10 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs granting bachelor and master’s degrees. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

    PNCA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1909
    • NicknamePNCA
    • MascotSloth
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Pacific University Seal

    Pacific University

    Forest Grove, Oregon

    Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon
    • 3,810 Total Students
    • 79% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,004 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Pacific University is a private non-profit university located in Forest Grove, Oregon. The university was established by the United Church of Christ in 1849 under the name of Tualatin Academy. It received its charter in the same year from the territorial legislature. Rev. Harvey L. Clark donated 200 acres for establishment of the academy. The first building on campus, now known as Old College Hall, was built in 1851. The academy changed its name three years later to its current name. The first commencement was held in 1863 with only one graduate. In 1895, Marsh Hall was built and was named in honor of the university’s first president, Sidney H. Marsh. In 1912, the university opened the Carnegie Hall, which was named in honor of Andrew Carnegie’s foundation that provided financial support to establish the building. Marsh Hall was destroyed by fire in 1975 keeping its outer shell preserved. The building was renovated and reopened 2 years later.

    Frost Grove campus is the university main campus. It has several distinctive buildings, some are listed as historic buildings as Old College Hall, Carnegie Hall and Marsh Hall. The campus also contains several LEED certified buildings including new university library, Berglund Hall and Burlingham and Gilbert residential halls. Athletic facilities on campus include the Bill & Cathy Stoller Center and the Lincoln Park Athletic Complex which includes Hanson Stadium. Additionally, the university operates three branch campuses in Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn. The university athletic teams, who are known as Boxers, compete in in the NCAA Division III as members of the Northwest Conference. The official colors of the university are black and red. The university produces a newspaper and an annual yearbook named The Pacific Index and the Heart of Oak, respectively.

    The university is divided into 5 colleges. It has been ranked among top universities in the west by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    Pacific School Facts

    • Years Estd.1849
    • NicknameBoxers
    • MottoPro Christo et Regno Ejus
    • Motto Eng.For Christ and His Kingdom
    • ColorsRed and black
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Pacific Alumni

    • Dick Daniels

      Professional Sports

      former NFL player and executive

    • William A. Hilliard

      Entertainment & Arts

      former editor of The Oregonian

    • Tela O'Donnell

      Professional Sports

      former amateur freestyle wrestler and Olympian

    • David G. Hebert

      Entertainment & Arts

      musicologist, musician and professor

    • Rick Dancer

      Politics & Law

      Journalist and Politician

  • Pioneer Pacific College

    Wilsonville, Oregon

    Pioneer Pacific College in Wilsonville, Oregon
    • 1,170 Total Students
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Pioneer Pacific College is a private for-profit higher education institute located in     Wilsonville, Oregon. The college was established in 1981 by Irene and James Childers. The college initially operated in Corvallis as an electronics school under the name of Skilltronics. The college relocated to Wilsonville two years later. In 1989, the school was sold to Pacific Education Corporation changing its name to the current one. In 1995, the college was accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. In 1999, the college established a branch campus in Clackamas. In the following year, the college expanded its main campus by moving to a larger campus. In 2002, Pioneer Pacific established a second branch campus adjacent to the University of Oregon in Lane County. The campus was moved in the following year to Springfield. In 2004, the college started offering bachelor degree programs. In the same year the Health Career Institute was opened in Wilsonville in a 2000 square meter facility. In 2015, a new branch campus was opened in Beaverton.

    Pioneer Pacific offers undergraduate studies in four main areas. It grants diploma, associate and bachelor degrees. Additionally, the college offers several certification programs. Some courses are also offered online. Students enrolled at the college can seek financial support from federal financial aid programs, loans or high school scholarships. The college offers Alumni Career Assistance services helping the students to search for jobs.

    Pioneer Pacific School Facts

    • Years Estd.1981
    • MottoThere's a better life out there for you. We'll help you find it.
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Portland State University Seal

    Portland State University

    Portland, Oregon

    Portland State University in Portland, Oregon
    • 27,488 Total Students
    • 86% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,299 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Portland State University (PSU) is a public research higher education institute located in downtown Portland, Oregon. The university was established in 1946 by Stephen Edward Epler as a post-secondary educational institute. It was initially named the Vanport Extension Center which aimed at providing education to World War II veterans. The first summer sessions at the center included of 221 students who were taught at the Vanport Junior High School.  The start of the of the fall classes in 1946 was delayed due to lack of educational spaces after more than 1410 registered for enrollment. The extension center was able to make use of several unoccupied buildings which were initially built for different purposes. Additionally, after school hours classes were held in Lincoln and Jefferson high schools in addition to the University of Oregon’s dental and medical schools. The school relocated several times afterwards. It moved in 1948 to occupy Grant High School before moving in 1953 to buildings in at the Oregon Shipyard commonly known as Oregon Ship and finally moving to downtown Portland occupy the former campus of Lincoln High School. In 1951, the school was renamed Portland State Extension Center before changing its name two years later to Portland State College indicating its growth to a four-year college. The college started offering graduate programs in 1961. The college finally achieved the university status in 1969 gaining its current name. Three years later, the university started offering doctoral programs. In 2004, the university received $8 million donation from the university alumnus, Fariborz Maseeh. The university responded by renaming the College of Engineering and Computer Science in honor of Maseeh. The donation was used for establishment of the LEED gold-certified Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology.

    The university is divided into 7 major colleges and schools with several subsidiary schools as Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. It offers 123 undergraduate and 117 postgraduate programs. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    PSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1946
    • NicknameVikings
    • MascotVictor E. Viking
    • MottoDoctrina urbi serviat (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Let knowledge serve the city
    • ColorsGreen and White
    • LocationOregon
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IBig Sky Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous PSU Alumni

    • Sergio Palleroni

      Business & Industry

      architect and co-founder of BASIC Initiative

    • D. Scott Davis

      Business & Industry

      chairman and CEO of UPS

    • Phil Knight

      Business & Industry

      co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc.

    • Harry Anastasiou

      Social Advocacy & Service

      pioneer in peace-building initiatives

    • Joseph LeBaron

      Politics & Law

      former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar

  • University of Western States

    Portland, Oregon

    University of Western States in Portland, Oregon
    • 839 Total Students
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    UWS is a private higher education institute that offers education only in the field of health sciences. It was founded in 1904 by Doctors John E. and Eva Marsh, and became the second oldest chiropractic university around the globe. It was called Marsh School and Cure and evolved into Western States Chiropractic College by the year 1967.

    It was in 2010 that it came to be known as University of Western States. It remains focused on not only contributing towards successful careers as health care professionals but also add to the improvement in the quality of life, establishing patient care as the foundation in the field of health care. It is based in Portland, Oregon.

    The campus life UWS provides a range of activities and opportunities for its students to have a complete university experience and a complete academic as well as non-academic growth. Students lead and participate in existing or newly founded student clubs to get involved in activities around the campus. Students are also part of the student government body. Various other student activities take place all year round calling for student participation and introducing them to various aspects of community building and leadership. They participate in the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC), take part and represent SABCA Chapter at conferences, build leadership skills through LEAPS into IM program and also engage with the community by working as interns and serving the most vulnerable people of the society. Students also participate as volunteers in the USA Track and Field (USATF) Outdoor Championship which helps them get hands-on experience of their work. There are support services for students assisting them in their academic journey at the university such as tutoring, counseling, a network of mentors and recreational facilities. Students enjoy free concerts and movies in parks around Portland and also sports such as the popular Golf Tournament. There is also a fitness center for the physical wellness of its students.

    The academic programs consist of six Master degree programs, three Doctoral programs and a graduate certificate program. Its notable facilities are W.A. Budden Library and Hampton Hall.

    UWS School Facts

    • Years Estd.1904
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Western Oregon University Seal

    Western Oregon University

    Monmouth, Oregon

    Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon
    • 5,445 Total Students
    • 88% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,327 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    WOU is a public higher education institute that was established in 1856. It started as Monmouth University but over its entire period went through a lot of transitions. It merged with another college, changed into a Christian institute and also transformed into a normal school. Following the Second World War, the institute expanded academically and made its way into present-day education system.

    It was in the year 1997 that it was renamed as Western Oregon University. Situated in Monmouth, Oregon, the institute strives to provide its students with every learning opportunity needed for success at personal and professional levels.

    At WOU, students experience a warm and friendly campus filled with exciting opportunities at exploring new things. The most important activity for the students outside of the classrooms is taking part and leading student-run clubs, of which more than 60 are present on campus offering a diverse range of activities. In addition, there is also the Greek Life which supports student achievements and encourages leadership. Leadership is also supported through Student Engagement office which provides training and advising in the field. The campus celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity through the office of Multicultural Student Services and Programs; it also runs its own student union. The students also get to enjoy other annual events such as Instant Wolf Friday, MCR Fall Gathering etc. Student progress and wellness are supported through various facilities at the university; there are quiet study spaces, Health and Wellness Center, Counseling Center, Service Learning and Career Development and also Student Enrichment Program (specifically for the low income and students with disabilities). The campus recreation facility provides with wall climbing and aquatic centre. The university teams called ‘Wolves’ compete at the NCAA Division II; the campus mascot is ‘Wolfy’ and the official color is Red.

    The academic programs 52 majors, 60+ minors, ten pre-professional programs, nine certificate programs, and 18 graduate programs. Its prominent facilities are Peter Courtney Health and Wellness Center, Werner University Center, Stonewall Center and Ackerman Residence Hall.

    WOU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1856 (1856)
    • NicknameWolves
    • MascotWolfy
    • ColorsRed
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous WOU Alumni

    • Marco Hernandez

      Politics & Law

      First Latino to serve as U.S. district court judge in Oregon

    • Dan Straily

      Professional Sports

      Starting pitcher former for the Oakland Athletics, now with the Houston Astros

    • Kevin Boss

      Professional Sports

      American football player, Kansas City Chiefs

    • Ariana Richards

      Entertainment & Arts


    • Tyrell Williams

      Professional Sports

      Current NFL wide receiver for the Los Angeles Chargers

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  • Birthingway College of Midwifery

    Portland, Oregon

    • 81 Total Students
    • 4 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Birthingway was started by its founder Holly Scholles as simply a study group in her home. It was in 1993 when it started as a six month group and eventually turned into a private institute offering two year program. Since in its early years, Scholles took it on herself to teach the courses to its students, only occasionally inviting guest teachers for teaching in the classes. Within a short span of time, the college made efforts to get accreditation for which it gradually expanded its program over three years; thus the college came to its present shape.

    Today, it is a non profit school which has been accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) and is based in Portland, Oregon. It is aimed at bringing quality education in the field of arts and science of midwifery and producing practitioners trained to the best in their field.

    Birthingway College of Midwifery has grown to provide a baccalaureate degree in a short span of time. It provides its students the environment which should train its students as specialists and practitioners which are more relationship based in their fields focusing in communication and personal skills. The college also has opened its doors to diversity making acceptance as another one of its core principles. Furthermore, the education provided at the college is based on the Biodynamic model, which takes into account that childbirth, child bearing and nurturing are interconnected as well as central to human life. Hence it employs patient care which is centered on individuals, deeply understanding the biological processes and responding to each with care and sensitivity.

    The college trains its students in mainly three areas: Midwifery Program, Certificate or Associate’s Degree in Lactation Consulting and Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Education programs. It goes one step ahead in education by also offering community workshops and courses, such as Childbirth Educator Workshop, Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn, Lactation consultant and many more.

    Birthingway School Facts

    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Mount Angel Seminary

    Saint Benedict, Oregon

    Mount Angel Seminary in Saint Benedict, Oregon
    • 162 Total Students
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • 93% Enrollment Rate
    • 6 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 15 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Mount Angel Seminary is a private Roman Catholic higher education institute associated with a community of Benedictine monks. A group of monks coming from Engelberg, Switzerland to the United States established in 1882 an Abbey on top of Mount Angel. In 1887, the monks established their school under the name of Mount Angel College followed by establishment of the seminary 2 years later. In 1926, the monastery was destroyed by fire. In 1946, the college operation was terminated to shift the focus towards the seminary and the preparatory school. In 1950s, the monastery was prepared to be used as an emergency medical facility during nuclear wars. In 2005, the college received accreditation from Praesidium, which is a leading organization in abuse risk managment. In the following year, the new facility for the seminary was recognized with the best sustainability award in Washington and Oregon. In 2007, the college constructed a new bell tower celebrating its 125th anniversary.

    The seminary states that its mission is to prepare students personally, spiritually and intellectually to become Catholic priests. The seminary is located close to the city of Mt. Angel, Oregon within the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Students at the seminary have the option to attend classes whether at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake or Mount Angel. The seminary has a library which was renovated in 1980 and hosts a collection of medieval documents that date back to the 12th century. Additionally, the seminary has a museum that hosts a collection of artifacts, religious items and monuments related to the American Civil War.

    The seminary offers three undergraduate programs and three graduate programs.

    Mount Angel School Facts

    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • Oregon College of Art and Craft Seal

    Oregon College of Art and Craft

    Portland, Oregon

    • 151 Total Students
    • 45% Acceptance Rate
    • 24% Enrollment Rate
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 147 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Oregon College of Art and Craft is a private non-profit higher education institute located in Portland, Oregon. The college was established in 1907 as the Arts and Crafts Society. The college initially had no campus and classes were held in the houses of the members of the society. In 1934, the college moved to a permanent campus in the Kramer Building. In 1952, the college merged with the Allied Art and Metal Guild and relocated to Northwest Portland. The school moved 10 years later to a larger campus in a former hospital building. The college expanded again in 1978 by acquiring 4300 m2. At the same time, the name of the college was changed to Oregon School of Arts & Crafts. In 1994, the school started offering bachelor degree programs changing its name two years later to the Oregon College of Art and Craft. In 2005, the college started a fund raising campaign to collect $14 million to expand the campus and its facilities. In 2008, the college started building the Jean Vollum Drawing, Painting and Photography Building which was opened two years later. In 2008, the college started offering a joint master’s degree program in through an agreement with the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

    The college campus currently covers 9.5 acres in unincorporated Washington County. The campus architecture was designed Barbara Fealy and John Storrs. The main facility of the campus is the Centrum which hosts the Hoffman Gallery. The college library is located in the basement floor of a remodeled house known as the Yellow House. It hosts over 10,000 items in addition to a slide library with more than 28,000 slides.

    The college offers academic programs in 8 fields. It is accredited by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

    OCAC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1907
    • NicknameOCAC
    • MottoMake. Here. Now.
    • ColorsOrange
    • LocationOregon
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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