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Military-Friendly Schools in Oregon

Aug 22, 2017

Several Oregon schools offer services and programs that can benefit active military members and veterans. Here you can learn about a few of these universities and what they provide for current and former military service members.

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Military service men and women have several military-friendly educational options available in Oregon. Below you can learn more about these schools and compare the programs and services available to military members and veterans to see if they fit your educational needs.

School Comparison

School Name Institution Type Location In-state Tuition (2016-2017)* Tuition Assistance/Military Benefits
Oregon State University 4-year public Corvallis, OR $10,366 Yellow Ribbon Program, Tuition Assistance program, Military Out-of-State Waiver, Fee Waiver
Eastern Oregon University 4-year public La Grande, OR $8,004 Yellow Ribbon Program, Military Tuition Assistance, Service Grants, Veteran Scholarship
Portland State University 4-year public Portland, OR $8,337 Yellow Ribbon Program, Tuition Assistance, Voyager Program, Purple Heart Tuition Waiver
Southern Oregon University 4-year public Ashland, OR $8,523 Yellow Ribbon Program, Voyager Program
Western Oregon University 4-year public Monmouth, OR $9,285 Yellow Ribbon Program, Application Waiver, Military Scholarships

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

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Oregon Military-Friendly Schools

Oregon offers many military-friendly schools that offer various educational and financial benefits to military service members and veterans. These universities present various programs that can be beneficial to the success of service members. For example, all of the following schools participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which helps veterans with tuition, particularly for out-of-state students. Many of these schools also have alternative programs that include online or distance learning.

Oregon State University

Oregon State University (OSU) has an Ecampus program where military students can easily complete their education fully online, wherever they are located. The university also has a veteran workgroup that provides different services to service members and their families to help them adjust into college life. It also has an ROTC program. OSU is considered a large school, with over 30,000 students in attendance. It offers a wide variety of programs, including agriculture, engineering, education, and health, and its program levels range from a bachelor's to a doctorate.

Eastern Oregon University

Eastern Oregon University offers numerous services that can assist service members, veterans, and their families with an easier transition into the university, including a veteran's club, disability services, learning assistance, and health and counseling services. In addition, it has an ROTC program for leadership training. The university also has many degree programs available online. Eastern Oregon University offers certificate programs through master's degree programs. This university is located in a remote town and enrolls just over 3,000 students.

Portland State University

Portland State University offers a VetSuccess program, which provides assistance with admission, financial aid information, university services, and career assistance for military service members and veterans. This university offers advocacy services to support military students in their transition into the classroom by meeting with other professionals to ensure their needs are being met. Portland State University offers several programs that can be completed fully online. This school is located in a large city and has almost 27,000 students in attendance. Bachelor's through doctoral degree programs are offered online and on-campus.

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University has a Veterans' Resource Office and a student veterans association, which can both assist with the transition from military to education with information about admission, financial aid, and benefits. The university also offers a military science program, and several of its programs are available online. Southern Oregon University is located in a suburb and has over 6,000 students. This public university offers bachelor's and master's degree programs.

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University has a Veterans' Success Center that provides assistance to military service members and veterans with their educational experience, including mentoring, workshops, job placement assistance, and events with their peers. This military-friendly campus has numerous faculty members in the Veterans Connections program, where they are available to welcome and help students who have served. This university has about 5,000 students. Programs are available at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's levels and span a range of disciplines, including business, computer science, education, health, law enforcement, and social sciences.

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