this year when they discovered a potential
cure for malaria that could be provided in a
single pill form. The study, published in the
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, found that a
particular compound cured malaria in animal
models, using just a single dose. This is just
one of the numerous studies conducted at
the campus each year, with some of them
producing results that have had significant
impacts on a various professional fields.
PSU also recently broke ground on its new
College of Business hub, which will replace
the old building located in the center of
the campus. The Karl Miller Center, slated
for completion in 2017, will be a 143,000
square-foot facility with a focus on collaborative learning spaces, including a five-story
glass atrium in the middle of it all. The
new construction project is a reflection of
the high levels of growth the university has
experienced in recent years.
Also in the city proper is the University of
Portland, a private institution located in
north Portland that was founded in 1901.
The school has just over 3,600 undergraduate
students (and about 500 graduate students)
and sits on a beautiful 150-acre campus near
the historic St. Johns neighborhood.
Portland Community College is another
respected postsecondary option in the
region, with four campuses located in Portland, Rock Creek and Tigard. It currently
has more than 32,000 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
A WIDE RANGE OF OPTIONS
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.
When it comes to receiving a quality educa-
tion in the Portland area, there is certainly
no shortage of options for children, fami-
lies 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.
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