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2021 Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon

5 Colleges
1,583 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,385 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in OregonOut of the majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 4th in Oregon. In fact, 1,583 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.2% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Engineering Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great engineering programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the engineering program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

More Ways to Rank Engineering Schools

The engineering school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

To further help you make the college decision, we've developed a unique tool called College Combat that allows you to compare schools based on the factors that matter the most to you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

2021 Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Oregon

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying engineering.

Best Engineering Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Oregon that are best for non-traditional engineering students. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Corvallis. Oregon State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon list.

The student loan default rate at Oregon State is lower than is typical, just 3.9% of students default in three years. There are approximately 6,917 students at Oregon State that take at least one class online. About 8,853 of the students at Oregon State are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Our rankings recognize Oregon Institute of Technology as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Klamath Falls, OIT is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at OIT, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.1%. There are approximately 795 students at OIT that take at least one class online. 2,976 of OIT students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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#3

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

George Fox University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best engineering schools 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 #4 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.3%. There are approximately 534 students at GFU that take at least one class online. 938 of GFU students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Our rankings recognize Portland State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a fairly large student population. Portland State University also made our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon list, coming in at #5.

The student loan default rate at Portland State University is lower than is typical, just 6.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 6,409 students take at least one class online at Portland State University. 8,935 students are part time. Portland State University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#5

University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Portland, University of Portland is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Portland, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering 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. There are roughly 465 part time students in attendance at University of Portland.

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

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

State Degrees Awarded
California 14,467
Washington 2,300
Hawaii 293
Alaska 202
Nevada 632

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 580
Electrical Engineering 479
Civil Engineering 352
Chemical Engineering 140
Construction Engineering 104

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 1,707
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,706
Natural Resources & Conservation 869
Physical Sciences 687
Mathematics & Statistics 543

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 5 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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