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When most people think of Oregon, they think of Portland. Rightly so, as it’s the state’s largest city.

While there are many college towns throughout Oregon, including places like Eugene,Corvallis and Ashland, the Rose City also has an abundance of higher education institutions, universities and vocational schools.

Here is a look at the schools throughout Portland where people can pursue degrees and career paths.

Portland State University has a campus on the southwest side of town and offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Some programs even enable students who are working professionals to attend classes on Saturdays so they can work during the week and tend to their studies in their spare time.

Located on the northeast side of Portland, Concordia University offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate and adult degree completion programs. It has a well-deserved reputation for being a school that prepares future educators for their teaching careers.

Like Concordia, Lewis& Clark is a private college. It’s on the southwest end of town and has a college of arts and sciences, a law school and a graduate school of education and counseling.  

One of the most prestigious schools in the state is located in Portland. The Oregon Health and Sciences University is a world-class research institution and hospital that also prepares students for careers in the in-demand healthcare profession. The OHSU campus is high above the hills in southwest Portland,but an aerial tram provides easy access to there.

Southeast Portland features the 116-acre campus of Reed College. A private college, Reed boasts a 10-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Reed is attended by around 1400undergraduate students.

North Portland includes the University of Portland. Approximately 64 of its students have been Fulbright Award recipients since 2001, and it is ranked number 23 in the nation for study abroad participation among peer schools. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked it as the number one private university in Oregon for value.

Warner Pacific University is located in southeast Portland. With an average class size of 14, Warner Pacific offers undergraduate, graduate and adult degrees. According to its website, 57 percent of Warner Pacific’s students are first generation and 63 percent are from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Northeast Portland’s Multnomah University is another private college. It offers undergraduate,graduate, online and seminary degrees. Like some of the other aforementioned institutions, Multnomah University is a parochial school.

Portland Community College has four campuses in the area. It services nearly 73,000 full and part-time students and is the state’s largest post-secondary institution. Community College Weekly has listed it as one of the Top 20 Community Colleges.

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