Vancouver, Washington (WA) Colleges and Universities

Jul 08, 2020

Get acquainted with the graduation rates, net prices, population sizes, and distance from Vancouver of colleges nearby. The statistics within have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Vancouver, Washington

With the major city of Portland, Oregon, just over the state line, students will find many options not too far away from Vancouver. One school directly in town is Clark College, a public school 1.3 miles from downtown offering undergraduate degrees only. Other nearby schools include:

  • University of Portland (4.6 miles from downtown, in OR)
  • Concordia University-Portland (5.3 miles from downtown, in OR)
  • Washington State University-Vancouver (5.6 miles from downtown, in WA)
  • Everest College-Portland (8.3 miles from downtown, in OR)
  • Multnomah University (8.9 miles from downtown, in OR)

Largest Schools near Vancouver, Washington

There's a good mix of student population sizes around Vancouver, with several options for those seeking large, medium, and small college experiences. The largest on the list are as follows:

  • Portland Community College (27,046 students)
  • Portland State University (25,711 students)
  • Clark College (9,878 students)
  • Mt. Hood Community College (8,612 students)
  • Concordia University-Portland (5,342 students)

Lowest Net Price

Net price helps to determine how much college will cost after you've received financial aid. This section details figures that apply to full-time undergraduate students only based on the 2018-2019 school year. The following net price figures are for in-state students; however, all of the Oregon community colleges on this list offer in-state tuition prices for Washington residents. Meanwhile, Reed College is a private school, so its in-state and out-of-state costs are the same. Given the number of community colleges in the area, students won't have a hard time finding schools with relatively lower net prices. The lowest net costs belong to:

  • Clackamas Community College ($5,448)
  • Mt. Hood Community College ($7,128)
  • Clark College ($8,033)
  • Portland Community College ($8,530)
  • Reed College ($32,069)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates you come across in this section are exclusive to undergraduate students enrolled full-time. They're taken from the 2019 school year and are based upon 150% of the typical time needed to finish a program. The private school University of Portland has the highest graduation rate in the area at 81%. Others not far behind are:

  • Lewis & Clark College (77%)
  • Reed College (76%)
  • Pacific University (68%)
  • Multnomah University (55%)
  • Portland State University (48%)

Students wanting to attend school close to Vancouver have many solid options to consider, with urban campuses such as Portland State offering public 4-year degrees as well as several community colleges available for a smaller experience.

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