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2021 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon

7 Colleges
782 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,190 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in OregonWith 782 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, education is the #11 most popular major in Oregon. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.9% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon ranking, we looked at 7 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent education programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

Some of the factors we look at when determining these rankings are overall quality of the education program at the school, affordability, and non-traditional population. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

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2021 Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon

Check out the education programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

Best Education Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

George Fox University has taken the #1 spot in this year's education ranking for non-traditional students. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Newberg. GFU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon list.

The student loan default rate at GFU is lower than is typical, just 2.3% of students default in three years. Approximately 534 students take at least one class online at GFU. There are roughly 938 part time students in attendance at GFU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Corban University

Salem, OR

Corban University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. Corban is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Salem. Corban also took the #5 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon rankings.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.0%. 139 students at Corban are exclusively online. There are roughly 234 part time students in attendance at Corban. Corban does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#3

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best education schools for non-traditional students. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the city of Corvallis. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Oregon State has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon ranking.

About 3.9% of Oregon State students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 6,917 students take at least one class online at Oregon State. About 8,853 of the students at Oregon State are attending part time. Oregon State does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#4

University of Portland

Portland, OR

Our rankings recognize University of Portland as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Portland, University of Portland is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Portland, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon ranking.

The student loan default rate at University of Portland is lower than is typical, just 0.6% of students default in three years. There are approximately 14 students at University of Portland that take at least one class online. 465 of University of Portland students are attending part time.

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Concordia University - Portland comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Portland, Concordia University - Portland is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Concordia University - Portland not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #7 on our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 6.4%. 3,247 of Concordia University - Portland students are exclusively distance learners. 1,042 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Western Oregon University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Western Oregon State College is a small public school located in the town of Monmouth. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Western Oregon State College has also earned the #6 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon ranking.

About 8.0% of Western Oregon State College students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 1,155 students take at least one class online at Western Oregon State College. About 1,014 of the students at Western Oregon State College are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Southern Oregon University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Ashland, Southern Oregon University is a public college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Southern Oregon University, the school also landed the #8 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon ranking.

The student loan default rate at Southern Oregon University is lower than is typical, just 8.5% of students default in three years. There are approximately 1,147 students at Southern Oregon University that take at least one class online. 2,665 of Southern Oregon University students are attending part time.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Education Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 5,598
Washington 1,776
Hawaii 292
Alaska 87
Nevada 453

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Curriculum & Instruction 1,214
Teacher Education Grade Specific 1,166
General Education 775
Educational Administration 457
Special Education 225

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,981
Psychology 1,845
Communication & Journalism 1,418
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 692
History 361

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 7 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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