Unlock Your Psychology Career Potential: Compare the Best Psychology Degree Programs in Oregon for 2023


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Psychology Degree Programs in Oregon

Find and compare the best psychology degree programs by state.


Number of Schools

In Oregon, there are 18 4-year schools that offer psychology degrees


Number of Programs

With 18 schools offering psychology programs, the total number of programs offered in Oregon is 77


Number of Graduates

The 77 psychology programs in Oregon produced 2,983 psychology graduates in 2021

Psychology Degree Programs in Oregon

Oregon Psychology Degrees Programs

Top (10) Psychology Programs in Oregon

Oregon State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 284
Average Cost to Attend: $27,279
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $15,184
Average Net Price: $20,318
Average Admitted: 89%
Average Enrolled: 19%
Average Graduation Rate: 68%
Student / Faculty: 18 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 48%
Oregon Ranking: #1
National Ranking: #434

University of Oregon

2021 Psychology Graduates: 410
Average Cost to Attend: $28,321
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $9,873
Average Net Price: $18,556
Average Admitted: 93%
Average Enrolled: 16%
Average Graduation Rate: 74%
Student / Faculty: 20 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 49%
Oregon Ranking: #2
National Ranking: #393

Eastern Oregon University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 36
Average Cost to Attend: $22,803
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,735
Average Net Price: $15,387
Average Admitted: 98%
Average Enrolled: 42%
Average Graduation Rate: 38%
Student / Faculty: 15 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 53%
Oregon Ranking: #3
National Ranking: #808

Multnomah University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 44
Average Cost to Attend: $45,760
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $299
Average Net Price: $31,285
Average Admitted: 59%
Average Enrolled: 41%
Average Graduation Rate: 55%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 30%
Oregon Ranking: #4
National Ranking: #684

Bushnell University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 50
Average Cost to Attend: $45,590
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $454
Average Net Price: $20,658
Average Admitted: 68%
Average Enrolled: 27%
Average Graduation Rate: 60%
Student / Faculty: 13 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 31%
Oregon Ranking: #5
National Ranking: #557

Portland State University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 762
Average Cost to Attend: $26,016
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $9,154
Average Net Price: $13,015
Average Admitted: 98%
Average Enrolled: 26%
Average Graduation Rate: 54%
Student / Faculty: 19 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 46%
Oregon Ranking: #6
National Ranking: #787

Reed College

2021 Psychology Graduates: 26
Average Cost to Attend: $80,660
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $742
Average Net Price: $33,056
Average Admitted: 44%
Average Enrolled: 16%
Average Graduation Rate: 72%
Student / Faculty: 9 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 99%
Oregon Ranking: #7
National Ranking: #565

University of Portland

2021 Psychology Graduates: 65
Average Cost to Attend: $67,236
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $3,523
Average Net Price: $35,535
Average Admitted: 81%
Average Enrolled: 9%
Average Graduation Rate: 81%
Student / Faculty: 11 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 51%
Oregon Ranking: #8
National Ranking: #448

Corban University

2021 Psychology Graduates: 68
Average Cost to Attend: $49,304
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $965
Average Net Price: $25,761
Average Admitted: 38%
Average Enrolled: 22%
Average Graduation Rate: 64%
Student / Faculty: 12 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 43%
Oregon Ranking: #9
National Ranking: #608

Linfield University-McMinnville Campus

2021 Psychology Graduates: 21
Average Cost to Attend: $61,490
Average Amount Grant / Scholarship: $1,380
Average Net Price: $28,691
Average Admitted: 85%
Average Enrolled: 17%
Average Graduation Rate: 67%
Student / Faculty: 10 / 1
Full-Time Instructors: 57%
Oregon Ranking: #10
National Ranking: #702

Psychology Programs Offered in Oregon

There are 77 undergraduate psychology programs offered by 18 different 4-year colleges, comprising 7 public and 11 private schools.

Additionally, psychology programs in Oregon produced 1,842 bachelor’s graduates, 809 master’s graduates and 216 doctorate graduates.

The table below details the programs offered and the total number of graduates in Oregon.

Psychology GraduatesBSMAPMCPhD
Applied Psychology4735
Clinical Psychology7982
Community Psychology9
Counseling and Applied Psychology8116857102
Counseling Psychology18334
Environmental Psychology8
Forensic Psychology13
General Psychology1,526247
Industrial Organizational Psychology3
Marriage and Family Therapy82
Mental Health Counseling79
Research Psychology23
School Psychology3477
Social Work1543042
Total Graduates1,842809112216
US Department of Education

Credits Accepted for Oregon Schools

The types of academic credits available to Oregon students are varied and include:

  • Dual enrollment
  • Credit for life experiences
  • Advanced placement (AP) credits

Psychology Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation in Oregon

On average, Oregon schools admitted 80% of students who applied to 4-year institutions. Of those who were offered admission, 21% enrolled.

The average freshman retention rate for Oregon schools is 71%, compared to 71% for all universities nationwide.

The overall graduation rate for 4-year colleges and universities in Oregon is 63%, compared to 56% for all universities nationwide.

The top three schools in Oregon for highest graduation rate are Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate Studies (100%), University of Portland (81%), and Lewis & Clark College (74%).

The top three schools with the highest number of psychology graduates in Oregon are Portland State University (762), University of Oregon (410), and Pacific University (361).

1st Year Return71%71%
US Department of Education

Student & Faculty Information in Oregon

In the fall of 2021, Oregon schools that offered psychology programs had an average of 58% full-time instructional or research faculty members and 37% part-time instructional faculty members.

The average student-to-faculty ratio for Oregon schools offering psychology programs is 14:1.

The table below shows a comparison of the percentage of full-time instructional and research faculty members and the student-to-faculty ratio between Oregon and the United States as a whole:

Full-Time Instructional50%56%
Full-Time Research7%6%
Part-Time Instructional37%35%
Student Faculty Ratio14:115:1
US Department of Education

Tuition and Student Expenses in Oregon

If you’re an undergraduate psychology student in Oregon, the average tuition you’ll pay depends on the institution you choose. Typically, tuition costs range from $7,236 to $48,928 per year, with an average of $23,820. In addition to tuition, you’ll also need to budget for books and supplies, which can cost between $160 and $1,680 annually, with an average of $1,024.

The three most affordable undergraduate psychology schools in Oregon are Western Oregon University ($22,923), Oregon Institute of Technology ($24,579), and Southern Oregon University ($24,801). Meanwhile, the three most expensive institutions are the Pacific University ($65,670), Linfield University-McMinnville Campus ($61,490), and Willamette University ($59,372).

As for prospective graduate psychology students, the average cost of tuition and fees for graduate programs varies widely based on the school and program chosen. Graduate tuition costs between $8,940 and $43,735 per year, with an average of $18,354. However, most graduate programs also require additional fees, such as application fees, technology fees, and library fees, which can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. In-state graduate fees typically range from $135 to $2,406, with an average of $1,110.

The three most affordable graduate psychology schools in Oregon are George Fox University ($14,293), Multnomah University ($14,560), and Oregon Institute of Technology ($15,350). Meanwhile, the three most expensive graduate programs are Willamette University ($44,125), Pacific University ($36,169), and Western Oregon University ($18,369).

If you’re curious about how Oregon schools stack up against national averages, you can compare average total expenses in the table below. Note that these figures don’t take into account financial aid, grants, loans, or scholarships. If you’re interested in that information, you can find it in the sections below.

Average Expenses for Psychology SchoolsOregonU.S.
On Campus Room & Board$12,293$11,729
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,598$3,474
Total Living Expenses$14,891$15,203
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$23,820$21,301
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,024$1,254
Total Undergraduate Expenses$39,735$37,758
In-State, Graduate Tuition$18,354$14,479
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,110$1,155
Total Graduate Expenses$19,464$15,634
US Department of Education

Cost to Attend, Financial Aid, Net Price in Oregon

Average Net Price

In Oregon, the cost to attend a college or university that offers psychology programs is a significant financial investment. The key term to know for college affordability is the net price.

The average net price for a college or university in Oregon that offers psychology programs is $20,719. This figure is calculated based on the most recent data provided by each institution to the US Department of Education.

Net price is determined by adding up the costs of tuition, room and board, living expenses, books, and supplies and then subtracting the average financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, and loans, received by federal financial aid recipients.

Cost to Attend$39,735$37,758
Average Financial Aid$14,708$13,984
Percent Receiving Aid92%90%
Net Price$20,719$17,524
US Department of Education

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Oregon universities shown by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,450$9,643
$30,001 – $48,000$10,152$10,545
$48,001 – $75,000$12,428$12,163
$75,001 – $110,000$15,447$14,928
$110,001 and more$16,216$16,760
US Department of Education

Additional Top Ranked Psychology Degree Programs in Oregon

Find information on each school’s ranking, number of graduates, net price, and graduation rate along with a link the school’s full 2023 report.

RankSchool# of GraduatesNet PriceGraduation
#11Pacific University361$33,52371%
#12Western Oregon University107$15,18148%
#13Lewis & Clark College217$37,15574%
#14George Fox University287$31,23669%
#15Southern Oregon University116$12,13441%
#16Oregon Institute of Technology90$17,53256%
#17Willamette University21$37,40072%
US Department of Education

Psychology Salary Reports for Oregon

We use annual surveys of 100,000 psychologists to compile data on salary, employment projections, cost-of-living adjustments, comparisons to related professions, salary based on years of experience, and rankings by city.