Best Grad Schools in Oregon 2022

Best Grad Schools in Oregon 2022

Graduate school may be a critical step in your higher education, whether you are interested in expanding your knowledge, learning a specialization, or earning advanced credentials required by your profession. The best graduate schools in Oregon offer advanced degrees, such as master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as opportunities for independent research, mentorships, and professional networking.

Colleges and Universities in Oregon

Oregon is home to over 40 higher education institutions, including Oregon State University, the largest in the state. More than 30,000 students are enrolled at this public research institution in Corvallis, and with a tuition of $11,000, the school comes in slightly above the national average. Students attending the next largest, the University of Oregon, will join in on a friendly intrastate rivalry against Oregon State. Though the tuition is higher at $12,000, the school boasts a student-faculty ratio of 16:1.

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Of the 21 private institutions, 10 are religiously based. Concordia University has the largest student population at just under 5,000 and a tuition of $31,000. Students who attend this private Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod university can study fields such as chemistry, psychology, and history. Oregon’s community colleges range in tuition from $4,000 to $6,000. The least expensive four-year institution in the state, Portland State University (PSU), comes in at $8,000. Students attending PSU can study a range of fields, including environmental engineering, film, and international business, right in the heart of the city.

Gaze at the Pacific Ocean from the Oregon Coast Highway, which travels along the entire coastal edge of the state. Taste Pacific Northwest wines from the Willamette Valley, or take a bike ride through the streets of Portland. Students looking to earn their associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in The Beaver State can enjoy a great higher education experience set against a stunning natural backdrop.

Discover what Oregon has to offer, and find a college that fits your career interests as well as your budget.


What are Oregon’s Colleges & Universities?

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There are 5 doctorate-granting graduate schools in Oregon. Our ranking of the best graduate schools in the Oregon is composed of both private and public schools. To be included, schools must be fully accredited non-profit institutions, and must offer doctoral degrees and a broad array of graduate degrees.

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Best Grad Schools in Oregon 2022

  1. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $13K

    Acceptance

    84%

    Graduation

    74%

    Student body

    21K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1205/25

    University of Oregon’s Online Degrees

    MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Psychology
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Sports Product Management
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  2. #2

    Oregon State University

    Corvallis , OR
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $12K

    Acceptance

    82%

    Graduation

    69%

    Student body

    26K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1200/24

    Oregon State University’s Online Degrees

    MEd in Adult and Higher Education
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MEd in College Student Services Administration
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Data Analytics
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Education
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MEng in Engineering Management
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Environmental Sciences
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    PSM in Environmental Sciences
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Executive Master of Public Policy
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    PSM in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MA/MS in History
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Degree Concentrations
    • Business Analytics
    • Marketing
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Business
    Degree Concentrations
    • Finance
    • Financial Analytics
    • Marketing Insights and Analytics
    • Supply Chain Analytics
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Counseling
    Degree Concentrations
    • Clinical Mental Health
    • School Counseling
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Natural Resources
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Public Health - Public Health Practice
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Master of Public Policy
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Nutrition - Professional Dietetics
    • Required Credits: 30-36
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  3. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $10K

    Acceptance

    95%

    Graduation

    49%

    Student body

    19K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1110/21

    Portland State University’s Online Degrees

    MS in Applied Data Science for Business
    • Required Credits: 45
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Global Supply Chain Management
    • Required Credits: 45
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Taxation
    • Required Credits: 45
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MBA in Business Healthcare
    • Required Credits: 63
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Systems Engineering
    • Required Credits: 45
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Curriculum and Instruction
    • Required Credits: 45
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Early Childhood: Inclusive Education
    • Required Credits: 45
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Special Education
    • Required Credits: 45
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Early Intervention Special Education
    • Required Credits: 64
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MS in Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education
    • Required Credits: 45
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    MSW in Social Work
    • Required Credits: 78
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
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2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. University of Oregon
  2. Oregon State University
  3. Portland State University
  4. Pacific University
  5. George Fox University