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Universities & Colleges in Oregon

University City
Oregon State University Corvallis
Portland State University Portland
University of Oregon Eugene
Reed College Portland
Willamette University Salem
University of Portland Portland
Pacific University Forest Grove
George Fox University Newberg
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus McMinnville
Oregon State University-Cascades Campus Bend
Oregon Institute of Technology Klamath Falls
Corban University Salem
Northwest Christian University Eugene
Southern Oregon University Ashland
Concordia University-Portland Portland
Eastern Oregon University La Grande
Western Oregon University Monmouth
Lewis & Clark College Portland
Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland
Warner Pacific College Portland
Linfield College-Online and Continuing Education McMinnville
New Hope Christian College-Eugene Eugene
Pioneer Pacific College Wilsonville
Western Seminary Portland
Marylhurst University Marylhurst
Linfield College-School of Nursing Portland
Birthingway College of Midwifery Portland
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Portland
University of Phoenix-Oregon Tigard
Mount Angel Seminary Saint Benedict
Multnomah University Portland
National College of Natural Medicine Portland
Oregon College of Art and Craft Portland
University of Western States Portland
The Art Institute of Portland Portland
Oregon Health & Science University Portland

Oregon is a state in America, located in the Pacific Northwest. The most populous city is Portland while Salem is the capital. According to the 2010 census, the population of the state was an estimate of ~583,800.

Climate

The climate of Oregon greatly varies in the western and eastern part. The western part where most of the people live has oceanic climate whereas eastern part has drier semi-arid climate. Winters in the state are also rainy, but a lot of people come here for snowboarding, skiing, festivals and whale watching.

Education

Oregon boasts more than 50 universities and colleges, including 7 public universities, all of which offer a range of graduate and undergraduate programs/courses for international pupils. The Portland University and the Oregon State University are popular and so is the University of Oregon in Eugene. In the fall of the year 2010, around 1,764 foreign pupils were enrolled at this university for their higher studies. 1,300 international pupils and more come to the Oregon State University every year.

Tuition Fees

The cost of a semester of undergraduate studies at the University of Oregon for residents is ~$9,200 and a non resident is ~$28,600 apart from other expenses.

Loans/Financial Aid

To secure a loan for studying at the Oregon State University for e.g. can come in various types. The Education Department of the U.S. award student's government loans via the initiative of Direct Student Loans. Private financial institutes also offer various private student loans. It's recommended to apply for any private student loan post you have exhausted all the grants, scholarship and federal aid options.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Oregon is about ~14.9% higher in compared to the American average. The yearly average pay in the state Oregon is around ~$41,700 and this is lesser than the American annual average salary by approximately ~$5,000. The CPI or the consumer price index of 211 in this state is ~5.80% lesser than the American city average of ~224.

Top Industries

The manufacturing industry accounts for nearly 18% of the state's gross product and the service industries here contribute the rest of 82%. The other popular industry here is the wood processing industry and Oregon is one of the top wood products in the whole world. Tourism again forms one of the most important industries in the state. The state also has two fortune 500 companies namely Precision Castparts and Nike.

Top Jobs in Oregon

Healthcare and resort-hotel based jobs are now expanding in Oregon. A range of jobs are available in the Hospitality Industry, Management, Housekeeping, Advertising, Tourism, Marketing and Sales, Maintenance, Information Technology (IT), and other various career fields. The Travel and Tourism industry too is hugely responsible for a huge contribution to the economy of the state. Let's have a look at some of the top jobs in Oregon:
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Account Executives Most big public universities in Oregon offer the student housing facility; however pupils can also choose to live outside of the college campus.

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