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2023 Best Online Community Colleges in Oregon

By OnlineU Staff Writers | Updated 1/4/2023
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Though most Oregon residents live in Portland's metro area and Willamette Valley, online community colleges are located throughout the Beaver State, serving its urban and rural populations. We’ve identified the best online community colleges in Oregon that offer educational opportunities, no matter where students live, so they can meet their career goals. Online programs are diverse and include associate degrees in majors such as Technology, Education, Healthcare, and Business. Online certificate programs can also provide students with a direct path to workforce entry, with subjects such as travel and tourism, speech pathology, and accounting. Online transfer programs enable students to conveniently and affordably earn credits toward bachelor’s degrees, such as those offered at Oregon’s online four-year institutions

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List Of Accredited Online Schools

School Online Enrollment Annual Tuition
Portland Community College 4,310 4,310 $9,418 $9,418
Chemeketa Community College 1,758 $12,600
Umpqua Community College 766 $5,725
Klamath Community College 365 $6,999

Portland Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $9,418
  • Locations: Portland
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Students who prefer independent study may enjoy online learning at Portland Community College (PCC). PCC offers a wide range of online, 2-year associate degrees, including Computer Information Systems, Child and Family Studies, Architectural Design and Drafting, Addiction Counseling, and Dental Hygiene — to name a few options. Most of these have specific concentrations as well, such as the online associate degree in Business Administration, which includes concentrations in Management, Marketing, and Accounting. Online offerings in Computer Information Systems for both degrees and certificates are the most robust and include concentrations such as Cybersecurity, Design and SQL, Linux, and Network Administration. Distance learners can access online tutoring services, library resources, and writing assistance.

Chemeketa Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $12,600
  • Locations: Salem (and 4 others)
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Chemeketa Community College offers comprehensive online associate degrees and certificate programs in subjects including criminal justice, speech-language pathology, hospitality and tourism, and accounting. Students can also enroll in an online associate transfer program in General Studies or Business if planning on pursuing a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution. Online certificate programs enabling students to develop job-readiness skills quickly include fields such as sustainability in management, tourism and travel management, legal administrative assistance, and speech-language pathology assistance. Chemeketa provides online students access to courses through the learning management system (LMS) Canvas. It also offers the following resources to distance learners: academic advising, career services, writing assistance, IT support, and tutoring services.

Umpqua Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $5,725
  • Locations: Roseburg
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Umpqua Community College’s (UCC’s) online curricula accommodate busy lifestyles while being affordable for students on a budget. Online associate degrees and certificates are available in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Healthcare, and Law. UCC’s online business and computer science programs offer the most choices, with concentrations such as Financial Services, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity, Computer Information Systems, and Database Administration. In addition, online university transfer associate degrees enable students to earn transfer credits toward bachelor’s degree programs. Academic advising, technical assistance, library services, and the UCC campus store are accessible online.

Klamath Community College

  • Annual Tuition: $6,999
  • Locations: Klamath Falls
  • Accreditation: NWCCU

Located in the high desert of southern Oregon, Klamath Community College (KCC) serves students through its online associate degree and certificate programs. These online programs are just as rigorous as those on campus. They include Business Administration, Business Technology, Early Childhood Education, and Psychology. Students can earn online associate degrees in these fields to develop field knowledge and job skills or accrue credits in order to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs. Online certificates can help students gain job-readiness skills for quick workforce entry. KCC offers some of its student resources online, including career services, access to its bookstore, library resources, and tutoring.

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