As a state that prides itself on its education, the Oregon University System is governed by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, whose board members are appointed by the governor of Oregon. The Oregon University System is comprised of seven public, four-year colleges: Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, Portland State University, and Oregon Institute of technology. In addition to the state-funded institutions within the system, there are also 17 community colleges funded by Oregon. Some community colleges offer online degrees, such as Chemeketa Community College, which offers online associate degrees and certificates. Other Oregon community colleges with online degrees are Central Oregon Community College, Rogue Community College, and Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Online colleges in Oregon are also available at private, faith-based, and technical colleges. Concordia University, a Lutheran college, offers online courses. Oregon Institute of Technology offers online degrees in various health fields. Other private universities offering online courses include Lewis-Clark State College, which offers courses in business, nursing, and education, while Willamette University’s Graduate School of Education offers an online master’s degree. These are just some of the many offerings available in Oregon for anyone interested in quality, accredited, online learning.