Largest Universities in Oregon

The largest colleges and universities in the state of Oregon are Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Southern Oregon University, among others.

Portland State University (PSU) is Oregon's largest and fastest-growing public university. The University is ideally located in the heart of beautiful downtown Portland. PSU is a culturally rich, ethnically diverse, urban university, offering academic majors, minors and concentrations which have tremendous breadth and choice.

University of Oregon is one of only two institutions in the Northwest with membership in the prestigious sixty-three-member Association of American Universities. The 2010 Carnegie Classification list for research universities ranks University of Oregon among the best with a "Very High Research Activity" designation.

Founded in 1868, Oregon State University is the state's Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. As Oregon's largest public research university, with a record $275 million in external research funding in 2009-10, Oregon State's impact reaches across the state and beyond. The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Southern Oregon University (SOU) is a four-year public university specializing in liberal arts, sciences, and select graduate and professional programs. For winter 2010 the enrollment of 5,670 students is the second largest in the school's history. All SOU's undergraduate programs connect students with the region and with an applied focus that complements classroom and laboratory work.