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Explore Oregon Community Colleges

Oregon has 17 community colleges, offering a wide array of programs at campuses and centers throughout the state. Oregon community colleges offer certificates and two-year degrees, customized workforce training programs designed to meet community needs, degrees and coursework to transfer to a four-year university, and more. Some community colleges in Oregon offer four-year degrees as well. Get started with exploring the many opportunities at Oregon’s community colleges by clicking on the links below.

Explore the 17 Community Colleges

Click on each college name below for the campus website and key links to help you explore your options. You will find links for admissions and getting started, tuition and fees, college costs, and financial aid.

Community College Service Districts

View a map of the community college service districts in Oregon.

Prepare to Transfer to a University

Explore the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Plan to Transfer section to find tools to plan for your transfer from a community college to a four-year public university in Oregon. Oregon has tools to help save you time and money.

Stay Engaged in Public Processes Related to Oregon Community Colleges

Stay connected with the State of Oregon’s work to support community college opportunities for Oregonians! As a policy and funding coordinating agency, the HECC works closely with the 17 colleges and partners. The community colleges are governed by locally elected boards. Find out how to stay involved here: Engage in Our Public Policy and Funding Work.


Plan and Pay for College

Apply for Financial Aid in Oregon:

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Financial aid can help you afford your education after high school. Go to to apply for grants and scholarships, get help completing financial aid applications, and learn about preparing for college, training, and careers.

Research College Costs

The most up-to-date college cost information is located on the website for the college, university or program that interests you. There are also national resources below where you can compare costs. In addition, the HECC posts an overview of standard student budgets at Oregon institutions on the publications page here.


Additional Resources

HECC Resources

  • Statewide Snapshots: Explore a set of reader-friendly fact sheets on each of the public colleges and universities in Oregon, including stats on affordability, completion rates, and more.
  • Outreach, Publications, and Webinars: Find  brochures and posters, events, webinars, and more to help you navigate the world of financial aid, college, and careers.

National Resources for Exploring Colleges and Costs

  • College Navigator: Search for and compare college facts, including costs, majors offered, size of school, graduation rates, and more.
  • College Scorecard: Research a college’s affordability to make informed decisions.
  • GI-Bill® Comparison Tool: Compare programs that are eligible for veteran benefits.

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