Psychology Schools in Oregon

This guide to psychology schools in Oregon contains essential information on the many psychology programs in the state, and is designed to help you find the degree that best fits your needs.

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Oregon Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Oregon

Our curated list of third-party and proprietary rankings can be useful in measuring the overall value and reputation of a program. Lists include College Factual, Psychology Degree 411, The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education. Note if one of these lists is not present below, no schools in the state were named on it. Generally, schools and programs ranked on multiple lists tend to be stronger in academic quality.

Schools Ranked on Multiple Lists

  • Bushnell University
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Oregon State University
  • Portland State University
  • University of Oregon

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • University of Oregon (#51)
  • Oregon State University (#132)2

Psychology Degree 411’s Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs

  • Oregon State University (#5)
  • Eastern Oregon University (#24)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (#25)3

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Portland State University4

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Oregon schools with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have the lowest average net prices. We have included each school’s graduation rate, a key quality metric.

  • Eastern Oregon University ($15,234 / Grad rate: 38%)
  • Portland State University ($16,273 / Grad rate: 53%)
  • Western Oregon University ($16,754 / Grad rate: 48%)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology ($17,283 / Grad rate: 57%)
  • Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate Studies ($17,343 / Grad rate: 42%)
  • Southern Oregon University ($17,976 / Grad rate: 46%)
  • Oregon State University ($21,163 / Grad rate: 70%)
  • University of Oregon ($22,077 / Grad rate: 73%)
  • Bushnell University ($23,787 / Grad rate: 52%)
  • Warner Pacific University ($23,834 / Grad rate: 43%)1

Top 12 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Oregon

This table compares the top 12 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Oregon based on a graduation rate above 50% and an annual net price below $34,000. A high graduation rate is a top indicator of student success, and affordability is a key consideration for prospective undergrad students. Programs in bold text offer hybrid or online options.

SchoolGrad Rate*1Accept Rate1Median Debt*6Median Earnings*6Full Price In State1Full Price Out of State1Net Price*1
Portland State University53%93%$20,500$54,567$25,746$44,646$16,273
Oregon Institute of Technology57%93%$22,500$70,363$23,043$44,877$17,283
Oregon State University70%83%$21,221$60,461$26,902$47,677$21,163
University of Oregon73%86%$20,139$57,157$29,694$56,340$22,077
Bushnell University52%67%$23,500$47,221$43,700$43,700$23,787
Corban University54%35%$22,625$49,092$46,455$46,455$26,231
George Fox University71%92%$24,250$54,279$52,590$52,590$28,840
Linfield University71%89%$25,000$69,540$61,015$61,015$31,585
Willamette University76%81%$21,500$59,621$59,600$59,600$32,957
Reed College80%31%$21,500$52,236$80,710$80,710$33,106
Pacific University66%92%$23,223$56,365$66,480$66,480$33,472
University of Portland79%93%$21,370$77,017$68,984$68,984$33,717

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Oregon

This table compares all of Oregon’s graduate-level psychology programs from not-for-profit schools on multiple factors.

We’ve included accreditation status by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). We also highlight the levels offered, 2020-2022 pass rates for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), and tuition information. Note EPPP scores are reported by degree type (clinical, counseling, or school psychology) and level (PhD or PsyD), so some schools may be listed more than once to include all pass rates. Schools in bold text offer hybrid or online options. Tuition per credit hour is more relevant for master’s and PsyD programs due to the fact that PhD students typically receive more program-awarded funding.

SchoolAccreditation7-10Levels OfferedEPPP Pass Rate 2020-2211EPPP # Taking 2020-2211Grad Tuition Per Credit Hour
George Fox UniversityAPAPsyD68%62$1,088
Lewis & Clark CollegeNASPEdS$1,063
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)APAPhD$577
Oregon State UniversityPhD$498
Pacific University (Clinical PhD)APA, MPCACMA, PhD, PsyD72%18$1,125
Pacific University (Clinical PsyD)APA, MPCACMA, PhD, PsyD80%129$1,125
Portland State UniversityPhD$478
University of Oregon (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPMS, PhD100%11$665
University of Oregon (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPMS, PhD90%21$665
University of Oregon (School PhD)APA, NASPMS, PhD89%18$665
University of Western StatesMS, EdD$605

Oregon Schools With Psychology Programs

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and not everyone has the same results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews, and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97309
(503) 399-5000

Student Review: “Chemeketa’s psychology program has been an eye-opener for me. The things I’m learning have been astounding and keep me motivated to pursue this pathway. Chemeketa has reputable teachers with high interpersonal skills who convey the material in an easy to understand way that invites discussion. They offer online classes, as well as hybrid options, which are groundbreaking for utilizing technology and enhancing learning. I have become inspired at Chemeketa, and I will continue to pursue the psychology pathway through their astounding Yamhill Valley campus in Oregon.” – Student at Chemeketa Community College

Eastern Oregon University
1 University Blvd
La Grande, OR 97850
(541) 962-3672

Student Review: “My program was online, in which I earned a degree in Liberal Studies (psychology and sociology/anthropology). Being an online major, I disliked the fact that I really didn’t get to know the professors or my fellow students. Although, I believe that the psychology portion of my degree was very well rounded. I had excellent teachers, and they strove to bring out the best in the students, especially through the online Blackboard comments section. For the most part, though, I felt that I learned a great deal in the classes. The classes were paced evenly in order to ensure that the students had ample time to complete the work required. The tests were given at the Rogue Community College Campus testing center, or were completed online.” – Student at Eastern Oregon University

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-1000

Student Review: “My experience at Oregon State University was a good one. I transferred to OSU from a community college and the teachers were very helpful in making my transition easy and painless. For online classes, everything is explained down to the finest details so that there’s no difficulty in understanding what is required of you. If you ever have any questions about anything in a class or if you’re having trouble keeping up with the classwork teachers are always available to assist you no matter how simple your problem might be. I would highly recommend Oregon State University’s online program. It makes it easy for anybody to go to school, whether you’re a working mom, or a student fresh out of high school looking for more flexibility in their class hours. Oregon State University makes it easy to get the degree you need to help further your career.” – Student at Oregon State University

Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Ave
Portland, OR 97219
(971) 722-6111

Student Review: “My experience with the Psychology program at PCC allowed me to have flexibility in taking classes at school and online. The courses were challenging and the instructors were extremely helpful with any questions after the class or in setting up individual times to meet. I felt very prepared to transfer to any number of advanced programs as this program is accredited and meets a variety of state and national requirements for eventual licensure as well as the certificate programs including Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Addiction Studies. Society today is in the midst of an epidemic with addiction, as it’s something that affects everyone, no matter what your socioeconomic background, race, sexual orientation, lifestyle, etc. It’s time for more people to get licensure as abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is very costly in the U.S., exacting over $600 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and healthcare. Programs like those at PCC offer a great education that won’t break the bank.” – Student at Portland Community College

Student Review: “The psychology program at Portland Community College is pretty great. They offer many different courses and an affordable way to go to college. I especially enjoyed the multicultural component incorporated into many of the psychology classes. The administration of the school was very efficient and the financial aid office really cares about its students. The teachers were all very experienced in the topics they taught and in general, they seemed like interesting people who seemed to really care about the students. Overall I would say that my time in the program was an enlightening experience.” – Student at Portland Community College

Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 725-3000

Student Review: “The Portland State psychology department allows undergraduate and graduate students to explore many possible fields in psychology and was hugely helpful in my quest to narrow down my interests into a serious focus. Based in the thriving city, most internship and hands-on learning opportunities were community-based and any student looking for a track in psychology can find inspiring faculty to guide them. The school itself is massive, leading to the most diverse student body a prospective student could hope for. In a single classroom people from all walks of life come together to focus on the course material. I found it hugely satisfying and very helpful in choosing my career path.” – Student at Portland State University

Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 771-1112

Student Review: “I loved my college experience at Reed. The psychology department is very close-knit, and I had a personal relationship with each of the faculty members. I had the opportunity to work closely with professors on research, and I received a considerable amount of personal attention. Reed professors are top-notch in their field and the psychology department is no exception. The student body at Reed is similarly inspiring–my classmates were some of the most motivated people that I’ve met. All in all, my education at Reed was an incredibly enriching experience. It’s the ideal school for students who want to be immersed in an extremely intellectually stimulating environment.” – Student at Reed College

*Table Notes:
-N.Av. indicates data is not available.
-Metrics are institution-wide unless otherwise noted.
-Graduation rate is completion percentage within six years of start.
-Median (average) debt is cumulative federal loan debt for undergraduate completers in 2020-2021.
-Median earnings are from the 2020-2021 cohort 10 years post school entry.
-Net price is the average yearly price paid by full-time, first-year undergraduate students receiving financial aid. See NCES for more in-depth information.

1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
3. Psychology Degree 411 Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs: https://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/
4. The Princeton Review. The Best 388 Colleges, 2023 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2022.
5. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 – Psychology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023/subject-ranking/psychology
6. Department of Education College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/
7. American Psychological Association Accredited Programs: https://accreditation.apa.org/accredited-programs
8. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Directory: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
9. Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council Accredited Programs: https://mpcacaccreditation.org/accredited-programs/
10. National Association for School Psychologists, Approved Programs: https://apps.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/graduate-program-approval-and-accreditation/approved-accredited.aspx
11. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2023 Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_/doctoralreportoct2023.pdf