region, with four campuses located in Portland, Rock Creek and Tigard. It currently
enrolls nearly 78,000 students and has
become a great option for those looking
to either earn an associate’s degree in
more than 100 different programs or get
off to a strong start before transferring
to a four-year college or university. Mt.
Hood Community College in Gresham is
another popular two-year school, offering
both associate’s degrees and credits that are
easily transferrable to other institutions.
The University of Oregon and Oregon
State University are located in Eugene
and Corvallis, respectively—both about an
hour and half drive from downtown Portland (without traffic). UO offers a number
of courses at its satellite office in downtown Portland, including master’s degree
programs in journalism, sports product
management, strategic communication,
architecture and business administration.
OSU’s Portland Center, also downtown,
features College of Business classrooms, an
alumni center, public relations office and
an open source lab.
A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS
When it comes to receiving a quality education in the Portland area, there is certainly
no shortage of options for children, families
and young adults—along with those who
are looking to continue their education or
professional development later in life. The
city has great public and private K- 12 schools
and alternative education options, as well as
numerous vocational, two-year and four-year
postsecondary opportunities. If you’re ready
to learn, Portland is a great place to be. l
U.S News & World Report has named Portland State University
one of the Nation’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Schools”
recognizing the school for its service learning and senior
capstone programs, along with the positive changes it has
made related to academics, student life, facilities and faculty.