Over 50 different colleges and universities are located in Oregon, including seven public universities and seventeen community colleges.
Oregon's private colleges and universities represent a wide variety of school types, ranging from alternative (Lewis and Clark) to traditional liberal arts (Willamette) to artistic (Oregon College of Art and Craft).
In 2014, the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission was formed, largely centralizing and standardizing public higher education in the state. Though they develop higher education policy statewide, the HECC works hand-in-hand with independent governing boards at each of the nation's seven public institutions.
Schools in the state have gained national attention for athletic and academic success. The University of Oregon, the state's flagship public university, is a research hub and consistently places its football team in the top 10 nationally. Willamette University, is the oldest college in the Western United States.
- Art Institute of Portland
- Cascade College
- Concordia University-Portland
- Corban College
- Eugene Bible College
- George Fox University
- Gutenberg College
- Lewis & Clark College
- Linfield College
- Marylhurst University
- Mount Angel Seminary
- Multnomah Bible College & Seminary
- Northwest Christian College
- Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Engineering
- Oregon Health & Science University
- Oregon University System
- Pacific Northwest College of Art
- Pacific University
- Pioneer Pacific College
- Reed College
- University of Portland
- Warner Pacific College
- Western Seminary
- Western States Chiropractic College
- Willamette University
Oregon State University