These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Oregon For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Oregon has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in OR, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Oregon.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Oregon:

  1. Oregon Health & Science University
  2. University of Portland
  3. Linfield College-School of Nursing
  4. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus
  5. Lewis & Clark College
  6. Oregon State University-Cascades Campus
  7. Oregon State University
  8. Concordia University-Portland
  9. Willamette University
  10. Pacific University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Oregon has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Oregon For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 26 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Oregon that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Oregon Health & Science University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Oregon.’

1. Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Portland
Employed: 95.51%

2. University of Portland

University of Portland

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Portland
Employed: 92.88%

3. Linfield College-School of Nursing

Linfield College-School of Nursing

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Portland
Employed: 91.21%

4. Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: McMinnville
Employed: 91.21%

5. Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Portland
Employed: 90.76%

6. Oregon State University-Cascades Campus

Oregon State University-Cascades Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bend
Employed: 89.45%

7. Oregon State University

Oregon State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Corvallis
Employed: 89.45%

8. Concordia University-Portland

Concordia University-Portland

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Portland
Employed: 89.43%

9. Willamette University

Willamette University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Salem
Employed: 89.38%

10. Pacific University

Pacific University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Forest Grove
Employed: 89.25%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Oregon

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Oregon, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Oregon by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Oregon

Rank College Employed
1 Oregon Health & Science University 95.51%
2 University of Portland 92.88%
3 Linfield College-School of Nursing 91.21%
4 Linfield College-McMinnville Campus 91.21%
5 Lewis & Clark College 90.76%
6 Oregon State University-Cascades Campus 89.45%
7 Oregon State University 89.45%
8 Concordia University-Portland 89.43%
9 Willamette University 89.38%
10 Pacific University 89.25%
11 Oregon Institute of Technology 89.14%
12 University of Oregon 88.5%
13 Western Oregon University 87.59%
14 Reed College 86.52%
15 Southern Oregon University 86.4%
16 George Fox University 85.4%
17 Northwest Christian University 85.3%
18 Portland State University 84.65%
19 Pacific Northwest College of Art 84.62%
20 Eastern Oregon University 84.32%
21 Warner Pacific College 83.92%
22 Warner Pacific College Adult Degree Program 83.92%
23 Multnomah University 82.49%
24 Corban University 79.91%
25 Marylhurst University 79.46%
26 New Hope Christian College-Eugene 74.22%
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