Oregon’s Best Colleges for 2017 Analyzed by LearnHowToBecome.org

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Site Ranks Top 38 Schools by Degree Offerings, Employment Services & Career Metrics

LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Oregon’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 22 four-year schools that made the list, Willamette University, Linfield College, University of Portland, Pacific University and Lewis & Clark College scored highest. Of the 16 two-year schools that were also included, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Clackamas Community College, Columbia Gorge Community College, Chemeketa Community College and Mt. Hood Community College were the top five schools. A full list of the 38 schools is included below.

“The job market in Oregon is rallying, with unemployment recently dropping to a record low,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “The schools on our list have proven they provide the education and employment resources that translate into measurable student success after graduation.”

To be included on Oregon’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional metrics such as career and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, financial aid opportunities, student/teacher ratios, and graduation rates.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Oregon” list, visit:

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/oregon/

The Best Four-Year Colleges in Oregon for 2017 include:
Concordia University-Portland
Corban University
Eastern Oregon University
George Fox University
Lewis & Clark College
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
Marylhurst University
Multnomah University
Northwest Christian University
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pacific University
Portland State University
Reed College
Southern Oregon University
University of Oregon
University of Portland
Warner Pacific College
Western Oregon University
Willamette University

Best Two-Year Colleges in Oregon for 2017 include:
Blue Mountain Community College
Central Oregon Community College
Chemeketa Community College
Clackamas Community College
Clatsop Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College
Linn-Benton Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Treasure Valley Community College
Umpqua Community College

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