Nursing Schools in Oregon

There are 31 nursing schools in Oregon. This year, we evaluated 25 schools, and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best-value schools. Our data-driven ranking system uses the NCLEX pass rates and average net price to calculate the ranks. According to our research, we determined that the NCLEX pass rate of a school has a strong correlation with the quality of education provided by the school. On the other hand, we can easily assess the affordability of the schools by comparing their net price. By combining these two metrics, we managed to create a ranking scale that tells us the return on investment of each school. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system 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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Chemeketa Community College
Salem, OR
Chemeketa Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,570
NCLEX-RN Pass rate95.8%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate99.4%

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
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,295

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
  • LPN
  • CNA
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Klamath Community College
Klamath Falls, OR
Klamath Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,133

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
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Lane Community College
Eugene, OR
Lane Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,525
NCLEX-RN Pass rate97.1%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate91.0%

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,499
NCLEX-RN Pass rate92.6%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate100.0%

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
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,419
NCLEX-RN Pass rate89.1%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate86.4%

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,970
NCLEX-RN Pass rate86.2%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate97.2%

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
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,081

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,829

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
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,541

Programs offered

  • ADN
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Central Oregon Community College
Bend, OR
Central Oregon Community College
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,389
NCLEX-RN Pass rate96.5%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate93.6%

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,499

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
  • LPN to ADN
  • CNA
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Southwestern Oregon Community College
Coos Bay, OR
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,373

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
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Blue Mountain Community College
Pendleton, OR
Blue Mountain Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,827

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Treasure Valley Community College
Ontario, OR
Treasure Valley Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,785

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN - closed in 2014
  • LPN to ADN
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Umpqua Community College
Roseburg, OR
Umpqua Community College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,737
NCLEX-RN Pass rate84.0%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate89.6%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Eastern Oregon University
La Grande, OR
Eastern Oregon University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,777

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
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,503

Programs offered

  • BSN
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Sumner College
Portland, OR
Sumner College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,093
NCLEX-RN Pass rate86.9%
NCLEX-PN Pass rate82.8%

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
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Concordia University-Portland
Portland, OR
Concordia University-Portland
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,837

Programs offered

  • BSN
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George Fox University
Newberg, OR
George Fox University
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$29,038

Programs offered

  • BSN
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University of Portland
Portland, OR
University of Portland
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$33,327

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
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Pioneer Pacific College
Wilsonville, OR
Pioneer Pacific College
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,212
NCLEX-PN Pass rate84.2%

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Concorde Career College-Portland
Portland, OR
Concorde Career College-Portland
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,523
NCLEX-PN Pass rate81.4%

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
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Institute of Technology
Salem, OR
Institute of Technology
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,030
NCLEX-PN Pass rate86.7%

Programs offered

  • LPN
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Carrington College-Portland
Portland, OR
Carrington College-Portland
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$18,890

Programs offered

  • LPN - closed in 2014
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Linfield College-School of Nursing
Portland, OR
Linfield College-School of Nursing
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate, Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)--

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
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

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
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,924

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