Higher Education: Public Universities

Chief Joseph statue
A statue of Chief Joseph in downtown Joseph. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Oregon’s public universities serve as educational, scholarly and research centers preparing students to succeed in the workforce and serve the needs of Oregon students and communities. Providing education at the baccalaureate level and beyond, the seven Oregon public universities include Eastern Oregon University (EOU), La Grande; Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), Klamath Falls and Wilsonville; Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis and Bend; Portland State University (PSU), Portland; Southern Oregon University (SOU), Ashland; University of Oregon (UO), Eugene; and Western Oregon University (WOU), Monmouth.

In 2018–2019, the seven public universities co​llectively awarded a total of 23,675 degrees and certificates across the state, including 17,655 bachelor degrees and 5,990 advanced degrees and graduate certificates. The universities offer bachelor degrees in hundreds of majors and minors, certificate programs, professional programs, graduate programs, as well as research, scholarship, innovation and public service that directly serve Oregon’s communities and industries and the needs of national and international constituents.

Public Universities


Tuition and fee figures are based on 15 credit hours per term for undergraduate resident students. Certain programs are assessed at different rates than noted. Enrollment numbers are fall, fourth-week enrollment.

Eastern Oregon University

Tom Insko, President
Address: One University Blvd., La Grande 97850-2899
Phone: 541-962-3512; Toll-free: 1-800-452-8639
Board of Trustees: www.eou.edu/governance
Fall 2019 Enrollment: 3,067
2019–2020 Tuition and Fees: $9,101

Oregon Institute of Technology

Public Universities Revenue Components chart

2018–2019 Public Universities Revenue Components

Source: Department of Education
Dr. Nagi Naganathan, President
Address: 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls 97601-8801
Phone: 541-885-1000
Board of Trustees: www.oit.edu/trustees
Fall 2019 Enrollment: 5,319
2019–2020 Tuition and Fees: Klamath Falls campus, $10,719; Wilsonville campus, $9,180

Oregon State University

Edward Feser, Interim P​resident
Address: 634 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis 97331-2128
Phone: 541-737-4133
Fall 2019 Enrollment: Corvallis campus, 31,719; OSU-Cascades Bend campus, 1,005
2019–2020 Tuition and Fees: Corvallis campus, $11,709; OSU-Cascades Bend campus, $10,638

Portland State University

Dr. Stephen Percy, President
Address: PO Box 751, Portland 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-4419; Toll-free: 1-800-547-8887
Board of Trustees: www.pdx.edu/board
Fall 2019 Enrollment: 26,020
2019–2020 Tuition and Fees: $9,578

Southern Oregon University

Linda Schott, President
Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland 97520
Phone: 541-552-7672
Board of Trustees: https://governance.sou.edu
Fall 2019 Enrollment: 5,966
2019–2020 Tuition and Fees: $10,475

University of Oregon

Michael H. Schill, JD, President
Address: 110 Johnson Hall, Eugene 97403
Phone: 541-346-3036
Board of Trustees: https://trustees.uoregon.edu
Fall 2019 Enrollment: 22,615
2019–2020 Tuition and Fees: $12,720

Western Oregon University

Dr. Rex Fuller, President
Address: 345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth 97361
Phone: 503-838-8888
Board of Trustees: http://www.wou.edu/board/
Fall 2019 Enrollment: 4,929
2019–2020 Tuition and Fees: $9,768​