Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Oregon

In an ever changing, fast-paced global society distance learning, more and more, is becoming a respectable and viable path for earning a degree completely online. Particularly desirable for path for working adults or students who need to juggle other commitments, attending university online is easier now than ever and most fully online programs are now offered through many major colleges and universities across the nation. Many online universities additionally boast the same accreditation, opportunities, one-on-one support, and quality education that is found on their traditional campuses.

Every institution listed on the Oregon state Value Colleges Best Top 10 list are located in Oregon state and each offer degrees that can be completed fully online. Some universities also have options for obtaining associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate or continuing education degrees, plus certificate programs. Value Colleges used the IPEDs listings to determine tuition costs since often online tuition costs vary program to program. Each institution meets Value Colleges Best Value credentials with a solid ROI and institutional accreditation and the institutions listed are additionally ranked by the number of fully online degree programs they offer.


Oregon State Ecampus

Oregon State University has been a long-time state leader as a research facility producing innovators in technology, public health, natural resources, agriculture and many more. The university has a history of successfully partnering with communities and businesses across Oregon, America, and the world in efforts to solve the globes most challenging problems.

Oregon State Ecampus delivers courses asynchronously and each class has been developed by the same faculty who lead classes on campus along with Ecampus multimedia developers and instructional designers to ensure online learners have the best technologies and best practices available to create a strong and desirable virtual learning environment. The university boasts fully online degree programs in Sustainability, French, German, Business Administration and much more.

Annual Tuition: $10,107

Online Programs: 45+


Eastern Oregon University

East Oregon University was founded in 1929 and was originally a teachers college though today it is a regional university and part of the Oregon University System. The university is proud to have high acceptance rates into graduate programs across the nation or professional and medical schools.

Eastern Oregon University online proudly boasts affordable online programs with tuition programs over $150 less than their competitors. The university is regionally accredited. All students are granted access to an online advisor plus 24/7 access to information, assignments and additional resources. Some fully online programs offered include undergraduate degrees in Business, Emergency Medical Services Administration, and Physical Activity and Health to name a few.

Annual Tuition: $7,764

Online Programs: 22


Portland State University

Portland State University is a public research university ranked as one of the most innovative research institutions in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The school proudly finds innovative and sustainable solutions to global and local programs through vigorous research programs both on campus and online.

Online students, whether seeking a four-year degree or attending a program to further their career or education, receive the same top-notch education as traditional on-campus students, but with convenience and flexibility. Students have 24/7 access to the university’s online portal and can complete coursework on their schedule. Portland State University offers a number of fully online degrees including significant programs such as an Arts and Letters Interdisciplinary Studies degree or the Business Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Leadership

Annual Tuition: $8,304

Online Programs: 13


George Fox University

George Fox University was founded 1891 as a Christian college which integrates faith and learning in all aspects of the university experience both on campus and online. The university is nationally recognized as a leader in Christian education and the institution proudly provides personal attention to all students both online and on campus. Average class sizes are twenty-one students or less and boasts a number of notable alumni including Peggy Fowler, the former CEO of Portland General Electric and the award-winning American author,Gina Ochsner.

George Fox University online offers fully online Master’s and Doctorate degrees plus certificate programs. Some of the fully online degree programs including adult degree programs in Education or Management and Organizational Leadership. Students meet in courses online but with the flexibility of attending classes from home and several courses combine face-to-face learning with online instruction.

Annual Tuition: $33,142

Online Programs: 13


Oregon Institute of Technology

The Oregon Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Oregon Tech, believes strongly in the power of hands-on learning, a value that transfers to their students college experience both on campus and online. As the Pacific Northwest’s premier institute of technology, the university partners with industry leaders across disciplines to integrate real hands-on experience with classroom instruction.

Oregon Institute of Technology online offers a number of degree completion programs and fully online programs. Online students can submit all coursework online at their convenience and most class time includes individual reading and responding to other students and instructors in an online classroom. Some of the university’s fully online undergraduate degrees include programs in Applied Psychology, Technology & Management, or Information Technology.

Annual Tuition: $8,838

Online Programs: 13


Linfield College

Founded in 1849, Linfield College is the one of the oldest private colleges in the western United States. It is a fully accredited university with a strong reputation for producing successful, career driven, talented alumni. Students both on campus and online receive the same vigorous education in a supportive community led by premier faculty and staff. Linfield is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

All students have access to a personal academic advisor, online technical support, and convenient scheduling options with courses available four seasons annually. Linfield College online offers eight fully online degree programs plus 17 certificate programs and five minors. New programs in 2016 include a Global Studies Degree, a Project Management Degree, and a Project Management Certificate.

Annual Tuition: $12,555

Online Programs: 8


Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is a four-year institution that specializes in liberal arts and sciences plus a select number of graduate and professional programs. Southern Oregon University online has been proudly serving students with high-quality online education since it’s opening of the online sector of the university in… The online school was developed, designed and is delivered by the Center for Instructional Support on campus by experienced and qualified faculty and staff members.

Southern Oregon University online offers fully online bachelor degrees such as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Management, in Early Childhood Development, or in Innovation and Leadership to name a few. Out-of-state applicants should know that recent federal regulations limit the university’s ability to offer online opportunities to the following states: Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. However, the university is currently working to comply with the appropriate regulations needed in order to open admissions to students outside of Oregon.

Annual Tuition: $8,145

Online Programs: 7


Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is proud to be a leader in offering comprehensive public liberal arts education to students worldwide and is located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Additionally, the university is the oldest institution in the Oregon University system and has two premier colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Education.

Western Oregon University online offers a number of fully online master degree programs plus teacher certification and endorsement opportunities. The online programs cater to working adults and students who wish to further their careers through higher education. The institutions online master degree programs include degrees in Criminal Justice, Teaching, Interpreting Studies, Education Curriculum and Instruction and Education Information Technology.

Annual Tuition: $9,369

Online Programs: 5


Warner Pacific College

Warner Pacific College is a private, Christian, liberal arts college located in Portland and with five additional locations throughout the metro Portland area and Vancouver. It was founded in 1937 in Spokane, Washington and was originally called Pacific Bible College. Warner Pacific College prides itself in offering a low student to teacher ratio both online and on campus and students online can expect the same one-on-one attention and rigorous, Christian based education that traditional students receive.

The Warner Pacific College online Adult Degree Program offers distance learning opportunities for adult students seeking undergraduate bachelor or associate degrees. Fully online bachelor programs currently include degrees in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, and Human Development. The university additionally offers two fully online master degree programs: Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Human Services.

Annual Tuition: $21,460

Online Programs: 5


Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University is a co-educational, private liberal arts university located just south of Portland. The accredited university offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs both on campus and online. Students enrolled online can expect to receive the same quality education as traditional students. The university is traditionally a Catholic University and is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Marylhurst University online offers fully online master degrees including an MBA in Finance, Marketing, or General Management plus graduate degrees in Health Care Management and an MBA in Sustainable Business. Additionally, the university’s MBA program is additionally listed as one of Value Colleges Top 50 Best Value Online MBA & Health Management Programs of 2016.

Annual Tuition: $20,835

Online Programs: 4