2023 Power Book: Colleges and Universities

Ranked by fall semester enrollment, 2022

Share this article!

1. Oregon State University

Fall Semester Enrollment: 35,563
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 28,585
President: Jayathi Murthy, Ph.D.
Special Programs: Agricultural sciences, business, education, engineering, forestry, health/human sciences, liberal arts, oceanic/atmospheric sciences, pharmacy, science, veterinary medicine, honors college

2. Portland Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 25,263
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 5,983
President: Dr. Adrien Bennings
Special Programs: College transfer, career/technical education, pre-college math/reading/writing, ESOLcommunity education, workforce development

3. University of Oregon

Fall Semester Enrollment: 23,202
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 22,706
President: Michael Schill, J.D.
Special Programs: Architecture, biology, business, chemistry, computer and information science, economics, education, English, environmental and natural resources,law, human physiology, journalism, marine biology,physics, psychology, sports business

4. Portland State University

Fall Semester Enrollment: 22,014
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 15,668
President: Stephen Percy, Ph.D.
Special Programs: Business administration, education, engineering and computer science, fine/performing arts, social work, urban/public affairs, environmental science

5. Chemeketa Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 9,462
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 2,352
President: Jessica Howard
Special Programs: Electronics, nursing, employeetraining, auto technology, emergency svcs., online education, network technology,vineyard management, college transfer

6. Mt. Hood Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 7,006
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 1,597
President: Dr. Lisa Skari
Special Programs: University transfer, nursing,automotive technology, funeral science, cosmetology, fisheries, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, integrated media

7. Clackamas Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 6,954
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 1,359
President: Dr. Tim Cook
Special Programs: Electronics, business, water/environmental technology, emergency management, landscaping, clinical lab/dental asst., manufacturing technology, energy management, wildfire, music technology, CAD/CAM, digital multimedia communication

8. Linn-Benton Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 6,216
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 1,303
President: Dr. Lisa Avery
Special Programs: Mechatronics, diagnostic imaging, polysomnography, equine science, graphic design,nursing, welding, machine tool

9. Lane Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 6,057
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 1,911
President: Dr. Stephanie Bulger
Special Programs: Professional, technical, college transfer, skill upgrading, business, life skills and personal development, career enhancement, cultural/community services

10. Central Oregon Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 5,394
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 1,189
President: Dr. Laurie Chesley
Special Programs: General, transfer degrees, nursing and allied health, business, forest resources, aviation, culinary, non-destructive testing and inspection

11. Southern Oregon University

Fall Semester Enrollment: 5,156
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 3,264
President: Dr. Rick Bailey
Special Programs: Psychology, criminology, communication, fine and performing arts, environmental studies, sciences, emerging media digital arts, teacher education, business, outdoor adventure leadership, gender/sexuality/women’s studies, honors

12. Oregon Institute of Technology

Fall Semester Enrollment: 4,913
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 2,907
President: Nagi G. Naganathan
Special Programs: Engineering, engineering technology, allied health prof., management, communications, applied sciences, renewable energy engineering, clinical lab. science, software engineering technology

13. Rogue Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 4,245
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 931
President: Dr. Randy Weber
Special Programs: Auto/diesel technology, electronics, engineering, nursing, business, computer science, dental asst., early ed., fire science, apprenticeships, massage, social science, music, continuing education, welding, visual/digital arts, transfer

14. Western Oregon University

Fall Semester Enrollment: 3,752
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 3,069
President: Dr. Jesse Peters
Special Programs: Liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, American Sign Language, computer science, business, criminal justice, rehabilitation counseling, gerontology, information systems, fine arts, contemporary music

15. Umpqua Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 3,463
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 677
President: Dr. Rachel Pokrandt
Special Programs: Business management, electronics, nursing, engineering, academic transfer, music, drama, fine arts

16. Washington State University Vancouver

Fall Semester Enrollment: 3,233
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 2,698
President: Kirk Schulz
Special Programs: Undergraduate and graduate courses offered including biology, business administration, computer science, digital technology and culture, environmental science, mechanical engineering, nursing, psychology and public affairs

17. Oregon Health & Science University

Fall Semester Enrollment: 2,984
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 2,691
President: Dr. Danny Jacobs
Special Programs: Health professions, science and engineering

18. Eastern Oregon University

Fall Semester Enrollment: 2,674
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 1,973
President: Richard Chaves
Special Programs: Education, theater arts, agriculture, nursing, science, math, business, MFA in creative writing

19. Southwestern OregonCommunity College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 2,180
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 591
President: Patty M. Scott, Ed.D.
Special Programs: Culinary arts, baking and pastry, nursing, pharmacy technician, EMT/paramedic, welding, dental/medical asst.

20. Klamath Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 1,868
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 422
President: Camille Preus (Acting)
Special Programs: Business admin., IT, early childhood education, criminal justice, natural resources, health services, environmental science, psychology, general education, technical studies

21. Linfield University

Fall Semester Enrollment: 1,798
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 1,629
President: Miles K. Davis, J.D.
Special Programs: Linfield has undergraduate programs in arts and sciences and the professions and new graduate programs in business, nursing and sports in McMinnville, Portland and online

22. Blue Mountain Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 1,685
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 366
President: Mark Browning
Special Programs: Transfer and vocational degrees, certificate programs; business and industry training; community and regional partnerships

23. Treasure Valley Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 1,621
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 465
President: Dr. Dana M. Young
Special Programs: Agriculture/rodeo, arts, business, construction, Cisco Networking Academy,computer science, workforce training

24. Corban University

Fall Semester Enrollment: 1,158
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 15,495
President: Sheldon Nord, Ph.D.
Special Programs: Business; education; agriculture science; biomedical sciences; liberal arts; communication; forensic psychology; ministry; computer science; criminal justice; applied business (online); graduate programs: MBA, counseling, education, ministry

25. Oregon Coast Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 908
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 145
President: Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge
Special Programs: College transfer, arts & letters, sciences, communications, mathematics, small business development, aquarium science, criminal justice, allied health, nursing, GED, English as a second language

26. Clatsop Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 901
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 208
President: Chris Breitmeyer
Special Programs: Visual arts, marine sciences, industrial and manufacturing technology, nursing, liberal arts, maritime firefighting

27. Tillamook Bay Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 784
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 128
President: Dr. Ross Tomlin
Special Programs: Business and workforce training, nursing, career and technical programs, AAOT transfer degree, and several professional certificate programs

28. Columbia Gorge Community College

Fall Semester Enrollment: 733
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 199
President: Dr. Marta Yera Cronin
Special Programs: Nursing, electronic engineering technology, associate of arts Oregon transfer

29. Bushnell University (Formerly Northwest Christian University)

Fall Semester Enrollment: 686
Fall Full-time Enrollment: 625
President: Dr. Joseph Womak
Special Programs: Undergraduate arts and sciences, business, education, social work, writing, athletic training, audiology, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, psychology, speech-language pathology

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated from an earlier version.