Nursing Schools in Oregon

There are 31 nursing schools in Oregon. This year, we evaluated 25 schools NCLEX pass rates and net prices, and our ranking system identified the following schools as the best value schools.

The calculation we used here takes into account a school's NCLEX pass rate and the net price of attendance for a student who received the average amount of financial aid. The higher the NCLEX pass rate of the program, and the lower the cost, the better the return on investment.

Learn more about our nursing schools ranking methodology here

Each school has two separate rankings. One for the RN program and one for the LPN program. Use the Filter By options to see each list. The Sort By button allows you to sort the list by school name, cost, or rank.

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Nursing Schools Best-Value Rankings


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Chemeketa Community College
Salem, OR
Chemeketa Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$4,570
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 99.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 100.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 100.0

Chemeketa Community College is located in Salem, Oregon. This community college was established back in 1969 and it now serves just a little under 30,000 students. Students can earn associate’s degrees and certificates in more than 40 different programs. The school also has a number of ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
  • LPN to ADN
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Clackamas Community College
Oregon City, OR
Clackamas Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,295
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 98.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 98.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Clackamas Community College (CCC) is located in Oregon City, Oregon. There are three different CCC campuses in the surrounding areas and it is a very convenient educational facility for all students. CCC is a community college that was established back in 1966. The school now has over 25,000 ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • CNA
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Klamath Community College
Klamath Falls, OR
Klamath Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$5,133
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 67.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 98.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Lane Community College
Eugene, OR
Lane Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,525
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 97.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 91.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 97.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score 95.5

Lane Community College is located in Eugene, Oregon. This public community college was established in 1964. It now serves more than 25,000 students, making it among the largest community colleges in the state of Oregon. Students can earn several associate’s degrees in various focuses of ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Oregon Coast Community College
Newport, OR
Oregon Coast Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,499
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 100.0%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 96.0

Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) is located in Newport, Oregon. OCCC was established in 1987 and it currently has more than 2000 students enrolled in its various degree and certificate programs. It is a school with generally small class sizes where students can receive more individual ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
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Mt Hood Community College
Gresham, OR
Mt Hood Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$6,419
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 86.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score 96.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score 95.5

Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is located in Gresham, Oregon. MHCC was established back in 1966 and it now serves more than 33,000 students. This school boasts a 212-acre main campus and it even has other education centers in the area to better provide for its many students. This community ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Columbia Gorge Community College
The Dalles, OR
Columbia Gorge Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,970
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.2%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 97.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score 92.7

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is located in The Dalles, Oregon. CGCC was established back in 1979. The school offers several associate’s degrees and certificate opportunities for students to consider. It is well known for offering many technical education programs that can teach ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • CNA
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Linn-Benton Community College
Albany, OR
Linn-Benton Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,081
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) is located in Albany, Oregon. LBCC is a public community college that was established back in 1966. There are more than 80 different degrees and certificates that can be earned at LBCC. The school even has several transfer partnerships that help students to ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Rogue Community College
Grants Pass, OR
Rogue Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$7,829
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 94.9
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Rogue Community College is located in Grants Pass, Oregon. RCC was established back in 1970 and many students take advantage of the educational opportunities presented at the college's 80-acre campus. RCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and offers students ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Portland Community College
Portland, OR
Portland Community College
Student PopulationLarge
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$8,541
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 94.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 93.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Central Oregon Community College
Bend, OR
Central Oregon Community College
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,389
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 96.5%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 93.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 89.2

Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is located in Bend, Oregon. This community college was established back in 1949 and it now serves over 16,000 students. This is the oldest two-year college in the entire state of Oregon. It gives students the opportunity to earn various associate’s ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Clatsop Community College
Astoria, OR
Clatsop Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,499
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.4
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Clatsop Community College is located in Astoria, Oregon. Clatsop was established in 1958 and it is a comprehensive community college that serves the entire county. The school has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Students are able to earn many different ...

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN - closed
  • CNA
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Southwestern Oregon Community College
Coos Bay, OR
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$9,373
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 89.7%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 92.0
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, OR
Blue Mountain Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,827
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 95.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 90.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Treasure Valley Community College
Ontario, OR
Treasure Valley Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$10,785
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 85.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 89.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN - closed in 2014
  • LPN to ADN
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Umpqua Community College
Roseburg, OR
Umpqua Community College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Public
Net price$11,737
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 84.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 89.6%
RN Program Best-Value Score 87.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score 83.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, OR
Eastern Oregon University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$14,777
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 93.1%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 83.7
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • PhD
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • RN to BSN
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Oregon Institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, OR
Oregon Institute of Technology
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$16,503
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 91.6%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 80.6
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Sumner College
Portland, OR
Sumner College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$17,093
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 86.9%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 82.8%
RN Program Best-Value Score 78.5
LPN Program Best-Value Score 68.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Concordia University-Portland
Portland, OR
Concordia University-Portland
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,837
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 92.8%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 72.3
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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George Fox University
Newberg, OR
George Fox University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$29,038
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 83.3%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 56.2
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
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University of Portland
Portland, OR
University of Portland
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$33,327
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 81.0%
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score 47.1
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
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Pioneer Pacific College
Wilsonville, OR
Pioneer Pacific College
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price$21,212
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 84.2%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 58.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Concorde Career College-Portland
Portland, OR
Concorde Career College-Portland
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 2-year Private
Net price$22,523
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 81.4%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 53.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Institute of Technology
Salem, OR
Institute of Technology
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$25,030
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate 86.7%
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score 50.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Carrington College-Portland
Portland, OR
Carrington College-Portland
Student PopulationSmall
College Type Less than two year Private
Net price$18,890
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2014
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Linfield College-School of Nursing
Portland, OR
Linfield College-School of Nursing
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Private
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Linfield College-School of Nursing is a private institution in Portland, Oregon. It is part of Linfield College, which operates three campuses in the state. Linfield College was established in 1858 as a Christian school and received its current name in 1922. It is named after a Baptist minister ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
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Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Oregon Health & Science University
Student PopulationSmall
College Type 4-year Public
Net price--
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Oregon Health & Science University is a public institution. The campus is in Portland, Oregon. It was established in 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical Department. In 1974, it became an independent institution and took its current name in 2001. The university maintains several ...

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
  • PhD
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Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR
Southern Oregon University
Student PopulationMedium
College Type 4-year Public
Net price$9,924
Average NCLEX-RN Pass Rate N/A
Average NCLEX-PN Pass Rate N/A
RN Program Best-Value Score N/A
LPN Program Best-Value Score N/A

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • Accelerated MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN
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Pioneer Pacific College - Eugene
Springfield, OR
Pioneer Pacific College - Eugene

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Valley Medical College
Salem, OR
Valley Medical College

Programs offered

  • LPN

Closed Nursing Schools/Campuses

The following schools are closed permanently.

ITT Technical Institute-Portland (Closed in 2016)
ADN

Oregon's NCLEX-RN pass rate Vs. National Average


Oregon's NCLEX-PN pass rate Vs. National Average


Oregon Nursing Salary and Emplyment Statistics


Median Salary
Job title Total Nurses Jobs/1000 Hourly Annual
Registered Nurses 35,140 19.195 $43 $89,280
Nurse Anesthetists 270 0.145 $87 $181,680
Nurse Midwives 160 0.090 $51 $106,740
Nurse Practitioners 1,570 0.858 $54 $112,950
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 3,090 1.688 $24 $50,770
Nursing Assistants 12,800 6.992 $15 $31,310
  • Jobs/1000 - the number of jobs (employment) in the given job title per 1,000 jobs (across all occupations ) in the state.
  • Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 Survey