Oregon Graduate Programs & Schools

If you’re looking to prepare for a career, you may want to look at graduate schools in Oregon. Oregon is home for various public corporations, including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Northwest Natural Gas, Harry and David and more. The state is home to seven public universities, three regional universities and 17 community colleges.

Oregon has a population of 3,970,239 at the 2014 estimate, which is a 3.6% change from 2010. 29.7% of residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and the annual median household income is $50,229. Oregon is one of only three states of the connecting states to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Oregon is home to a unique and diverse array of wildlife, and about 46% of the state is covered in forest.i

Top 7 Occupations in Oregon

Requiring a Post-Secondary Degree

Professions with the highest employment in Oregon

Whether you need help deciding what degree to pursue, or just want to get a feel for
professions with the highest employment in Oregon , the table below should be helpful.

  • Registered Nurses
    35,140
  • General and Operations Managers
    32,390
  • Business Operations Specialists, All Other
    17,080
  • Software Developers, Applications
    15,560
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
    15,220
  • Accountants and Auditors
    12,200
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
    10,290

These results were reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information see the OES May 2017 State Data Report.

Popular Graduate Programs in Oregon

School

Program

Degrees

Concordia University Portland

Educational Leadership

Ed.D.

University of Western States

Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine

M.S.

University of Western States

Sports and Psychology

M.A.

Eastern Oregon University

Business Administration

M.B.A., D.B.A.

University of Oregon

Physics

M.A., M.S., Ph.D.

Major tourist attractions include Mount Hood, Bonneville Dam, Mount Hood, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument, Hells Canyon, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and more. The 10 largest cities in the state include Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Bend, Medford, Springfield and Corvallis. The state is also known for its agriculture, forestry and fisheries. ii

Discover Top Oregon Cities for a Graduate Program

 PopulationMedian Household IncomeMedian Gross Rent% of person having a bachelor's degree or higher
Portlandiii583,776$52,657$91543.8%
Clackamasiv375,992$64,352$98331.8%
Eugenev156,185$42,167$85439.0%
Salemvi154,637$45,971$78126.6%

If Oregon is calling your name, browse through the many graduate schools and programs below.

i quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/41000.html, ii en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon, iii census.gov/quickfacts/table/EDU635213/4159000,00, iv census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/41005,00, v census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/4123850,00, vi census.gov/quickfacts/table/POP010210/4164900,00

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