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Explore Oregon Public Universities

Oregon has seven public universities—each with unique strengths and academic programs—serving the students of the state, the region, and beyond. Oregon’s public universities offer a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, degrees, and credentials. Get started with exploring the many opportunities at Oregon’s public universities by clicking on the links below.

Explore the Seven Public Universities

Click on each university name below for the campus websites and key links. You will find links to key campus information including admissions and getting started, tuition and fees, total costs calculators, transfer guidelines, and financial aid.

In addition to the seven public universities below, you can explore opportunities at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). OHSU is a public academic health center that offers degrees and certificates, including joint programs with other public universities.

Plan to Transfer from a Community College to a University

Explore our Plan to Transfer section to find tools to plan for your transfer from a two-year 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 Public Universities

Stay connected with the State of Oregon’s work to support public university opportunities for Oregonians! As a policy and funding coordinating agency, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission works closely with the seven universities and partners. The universities are governed by Governor-appointed institutional governing boards. Find out how to stay involved: Engage with Our Public Policy and Funding Work.


Plan and Pay for College

Apply for Financial Aid in Oregon: OregonStudentAid.Gov

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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.

Learn more about tuition-setting processes 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