Online Colleges in Oregon

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Online education is slowly developing a strong presence in Oregon. Though there are several online schools in Oregon, Oregon State University is still leading the pack. Its Extended Campus (e-campus), which offers online degrees and professional and noncredit education classes, ranked eighth in the nation by Super Scholar for its quality of online education. By starting at the primary level, the state has made other attempts to lay the groundwork for future online schools in Oregon. Below are some of the latest initiatives helping Oregon’s higher education system prosper.

Higher Learning Initiatives

40-40-20

This initiative’s name might sound a bit obscure since it’s made up of numbers, but these digits state its goal directly: Oregon’s ambition is for 40% of its adults to earn bachelor or advanced degrees, 40 % to earn associate degrees or post secondary certificates, and the rest to have a high school diploma or equivalent by the year 2025. To help achieve this goal, the Oregon University System is working closely with the state to issue state- and system-wide policies and programs.

College Access Challenge Grant Programs

The state of Oregon has won two federal College Access Challenge Grant awards since 2008. The first was used to encourage adult learners to pursue a higher education, whether it was through traditional or online means. The second was used to implement college enrichment programs in K-12 schools for higher education preparedness and career exploration.

Oregon GEARUP: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

The Oregon GEARUP program began in 2002 to help promote college awareness and career planning from primary and secondary students. Ideally, the goal is to increase the number of low-income students enrolled in post secondary programs. Although the initial GEAR UP grant lasted six years, a second federal grant won in 2008 will help fund activities through 2014.

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Online Schools in Oregon

Corban University

Salem, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Average Net Price: $20,720

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George Fox University

Newberg, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Average Net Price: $23,943

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Linfield College-Online and Continuing Education

McMinnville, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 20%
  • Average Net Price: $12,555

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Multnomah University

Portland, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Average Net Price: $22,340

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New Hope Christian College-Eugene

Eugene, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Average Net Price: $20,359

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Northwest Christian University

Eugene, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Average Net Price: $18,186

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Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Average Net Price: $15,684

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Average Net Price: $18,090

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Portland State University

Portland, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Average Net Price: $15,726

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Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 32%
  • Average Net Price: $14,314

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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Average Net Price: $15,652

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Warner Pacific College

Portland, OR


  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Average Net Price: $22,532

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