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Plan & Pay for College

Find your future at an Oregon college or school

Oregon has hundreds of opportunities for higher education. Whether you are seeking to improve career training, earn a certificate, complete a bachelor’s degree, or pursue graduate and professional study, a wide variety of programs and campus environments awaits you.

Oregon's 17 Public Community Colleges​

  • Oregon communities are served by 17 local community colleges across the state. See campus websites links to learn more about the degree, certificate, and job training program offerings.

Oregon's 7 Public Universities​​

  • ​Oregon has seven public universities, offering diverse, high quality programs of study to local and global students. See campus website links to explore programs and opportunities.

​Private Colleges, Universities, and Careers Schools

  • ​From private liberal arts colleges and universities to career schools, Oregon has many quality private postsecondary college and training opportunities. Explore this section to learn about approved schools and programs in Oregon.

Skills and Training:

Also see the Improve Skills and Training page for additional programs and opportunities, including:


Comparing Colleges and Schools   

College Navigator: search for and compare colleges on criteria including costs, majors offered, size of school, campus safety, and graduation rates.

College Scorecard: research a college’s affordability and value to make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

GI-Bill® ​Comparison Tool​: veterans can learn about education programs and compare estimated benefits by school.

Also consider these consumer awareness tips from the HECC Office of Private Postsecondary Education as you choose your educational path.