Portland Colleges and Universities

Want to attend college in the picturesque Pacific Northwest? Portland, Oregon colleges and universities give you the best of both worlds: thriving urban culture and quick access to some of the most beautiful natural areas in the United States. Portland boasts a gorgeous climate, with mild temperatures year-round. The Willamette River runs through the heart of the city, bisecting it into eastern and western halves. The river is spanned by a series of pedestrian and road traffic bridges.

The best-known Portland colleges and universities include Reed College in the southeast part of town and Portland State University in the southwest. Reed is a small liberal arts school renowned for its rigorous academic programs. Portland State University is a larger public university, with a prime urban location downtown. Other Portland colleges and universities include Oregon Health and Science University and Lewis and Clark College.

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Cultural Diversity in Portland



Large Schools

Portland Community College
Portland State University

Medium Schools

University of Southern Maine
Concordia University-Portland

Small Schools

Maine College of Art
Beau Monde College of Hair Design
East West College of the Healing Arts
Lewis & Clark College
Multnomah University
National College of Natural Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Pacific Northwest College of Art
University of Portland
Reed College
Western Seminary
University of Western States
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Linfield College-School of Nursing
Birthingway College of Midwifery
Empire Beauty School-Maine
Paul Mitchell the School-Portland
The Art Institute of Portland
Concorde Career College-Portland
Sumner College
Phagans School of Hair Design-Portland
ITT Technical Institute-Portland
Warner Pacific College
Everest College-Portland
Carrington College-Portland
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Portland
American College of Healthcare Sciences
Portland Actors Conservatory
Aveda Institute-Portland
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts
Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program
DeVry University-Oregon
Beau Monde College of Hair Design-Beau Monde Academy of Cosmetology
Heald College-Portland

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