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2020 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Oregon

Health & Physical Education is a popular major and Oregon is the 29th most popular state for students studying this major. 732 of the 63,893 Health & Physical Education diplomas awarded last year were given by schools in Oregon. With so many choices it can be a daunting task finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Oregon ranking analyzed 7 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 schools for Health & Physical Education students in Oregon.

Choosing a Great Health & Physical Education School

Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Oregon The phys ed program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality phys ed program can vary widely even among the top schools. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Quality Overall is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Graduates Earn More After College

A health and physical education degree from schools on this list typically results in above average salaries after graduation. Recent health and physical education graduates from Oregon schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $28,083 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Health & Physical Education students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other health and physical education students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized health and physical education related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Health & Physical Education students in Oregon.

Best Schools to Study Health & Physical Education in Oregon

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study health and physical education.

Best Phys Ed Colleges in Oregon

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
$27,700 Median Starting Salary

Every student pursuing a degree in health and physical education needs to look into Oregon State University. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Corvallis.

For those interested in something more advanced, Oregon State also offers 2 different higher degree levels in health and physical education, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from the phys ed program make around $27,700 in the first couple years of working.

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#2

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

It is difficult to beat George Fox University if you want to pursue health and physical education as a major. Located in the town Newberg, GFU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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42.4% Growth in Graduates

It's hard to beat Linfield College - McMinnville Campus if you want to pursue health and physical education as a major. Located in the town McMinnville, Linfield is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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29.4% Growth in Graduates

It is hard to beat Willamette University if you wish to study health and physical education. Located in the midsize city Salem, Willamette is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.More…

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#5

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR
14.8% Growth in Graduates
$27,200 Median Starting Salary

Located in the large suburb Forest Grove, Pacific is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Students who graduate from this program report average early career earnings of $27,200.

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Master Highest Degree Type
17.5% Growth in Graduates
$23,800 Median Starting Salary

Located in the town Monmouth, Western Oregon State College is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, Western Oregon State College also offers 2 different higher degree levels in health and physical education, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from the phys ed program make about $23,800 for their early career.

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13.5% Growth in Graduates
$29,300 Median Starting Salary

Southern Oregon University is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Ashland.

Southern Oregon University health and physical education majors make $2,300 more than the average phys ed grad.

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Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 328 9,927
Washington 303 585
Nevada 199 253
Hawaii 169 266
Alaska 146 16

Health & Physical Education is one of 4 different types of Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Phys Ed

Related Major Annual Graduates
Recreation Administration 4,172
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,541
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 275
Outdoor Education 235

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis.

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