Nursing Schools in Oregon

The state of Oregon is home to 31 nursing schools. This year, we evaluated 25 schools and our ranking system identified the following nursing schools as the best value schools in Oregon. Nursingexplorer.com's ranking system is data-driven. We only use quantifiable data (such as NCLEX pass rate and average net price) to calculate the ranks. Learn more about our nursing schools ranking system here.

Best Value RN Programs in Oregon

Best Value LPN Programs in Oregon

Complete List of Nursing Schools in Oregon

Listed below are all the nursing schools located in Oregon. Use the sort feature to view which schools have the best RN and LPN programs, which ones are the cheapest or to compare campus sizes. Click on each school's name for more detail info.


Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College

Oregon City, OR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,295
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate98.2%
RN Programs best-value score98.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Lane Community College

Lane Community College

Eugene, OR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,525
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate97.1%
RN Programs best-value score97.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate91.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Central Oregon Community College

Central Oregon Community College

Bend, OR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,389
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate96.5%
RN Programs best-value score92.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate93.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Clatsop Community College

Clatsop Community College

Astoria, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,499
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.8%
RN Programs best-value score92.4
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score89.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College

Salem, OR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$4,570
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.8%
RN Programs best-value score100.0
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate99.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score100.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Blue Mountain Community College

Blue Mountain Community College

Pendleton, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,827
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.8%
RN Programs best-value score90.2

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Linn-Benton Community College

Linn-Benton Community College

Albany, OR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,081
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate95.1%
RN Programs best-value score94.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Rogue Community College

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,829
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.8%
RN Programs best-value score94.9

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, OR
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
Portland Community College

Portland Community College

Portland, OR
Campus sizeLarge
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$8,541
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate94.1%
RN Programs best-value score93.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$14,777
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate93.1%
RN Programs best-value score83.7

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
Concordia University-Portland

Concordia University-Portland

Portland, OR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,837
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.8%
RN Programs best-value score72.3

Programs offered

  • BSN
Oregon Coast Community College

Oregon Coast Community College

Newport, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,499
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate92.6%
RN Programs best-value score96.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate100.0%
LPN/LVN best-value score96.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$16,503
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate91.6%
RN Programs best-value score80.6

Programs offered

  • BSN
Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Coos Bay, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$9,373
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.7%
RN Programs best-value score92.0

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Mt Hood Community College

Mt Hood Community College

Gresham, OR
Campus sizeMedium
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$6,419
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate89.1%
RN Programs best-value score96.9
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score95.5

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Sumner College

Sumner College

Portland, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$17,093
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.9%
RN Programs best-value score78.5
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate82.8%
LPN/LVN best-value score68.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Linfield College-School of Nursing

Linfield College-School of Nursing

Portland, OR
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
Columbia Gorge Community College

Columbia Gorge Community College

The Dalles, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$7,970
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate86.2%
RN Programs best-value score94.1
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate97.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score92.7

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
Treasure Valley Community College

Treasure Valley Community College

Ontario, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$10,785
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate85.3%
RN Programs best-value score89.1

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN to ADN
Umpqua Community College

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$11,737
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate84.0%
RN Programs best-value score87.3
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate89.6%
LPN/LVN best-value score83.3

Programs offered

  • ADN
  • LPN
George Fox University

George Fox University

Newberg, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$29,038
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate83.3%
RN Programs best-value score56.2

Programs offered

  • BSN
University of Portland

University of Portland

Portland, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate Not-for-profit
Cost per year (net price)$33,327
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate81.0%
RN Programs best-value score47.1

Programs offered

  • BSN
  • MSN
  • DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • BSN to DNP
Klamath Community College

Klamath Community College

Klamath Falls, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)$5,133
Avg. NCLEX RN Passrate67.6%
RN Programs best-value score98.7

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • ADN
Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology

Salem, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$25,030
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate86.7%
LPN/LVN best-value score50.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
Pioneer Pacific College

Pioneer Pacific College

Wilsonville, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$21,212
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate84.2%
LPN/LVN best-value score58.6

Programs offered

  • LPN
Concorde Career College-Portland

Concorde Career College-Portland

Portland, OR
Campus sizeSmall
College TypePrivate For-profit
Cost per year (net price)$22,523
Avg. NCLEX PN Passrate81.4%
LPN/LVN best-value score53.8

Programs offered

  • LPN
  • LPN to ADN
Carrington College-Portland

Carrington College-Portland

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

Programs offered

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University

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

Programs offered

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

Pioneer Pacific College - Eugene

Springfield, OR
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

Programs offered

  • LPN
Valley Medical College

Valley Medical College

Salem, OR
Campus size
College TypePublic
Cost per year (net price)--

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