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Beaverton, Oregon Colleges

Colleges in Beaverton, Ore., and nearby give you access to academic and business environments as well as potential opportunities in Portland.

Beaverton, Oregon Career Colleges, Technical Schools, and Universities

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Beaverton, Oregon. Each degree from a Beaverton, Oregon Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field.

At career colleges in Oregon, you typically don't take general education classes in core subjects such as English and math. Instead, you focus on career-related courses.

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Beaverton, Ore., Colleges and Universities

Beaverton, Ore., is ideal for students and workers alike. A city of 90,000 people, Beaverton enjoys the offerings of its neighbor, Portland, while being far enough away (about 10 miles) to have its own unique academic and business culture. You may want to pursue your college education in Beaverton to gain the skills you need to succeed while planning for your future.

Studying at Beaverton Colleges

Anthem College has a campus in Beaverton. At this campus, students can earn diplomas in dental assisting, massage therapy, medical assisting, medical billing and coding, and more. Students can also find a sterile products IV certification there. Located about seven miles away from Beaverton is Portland State University. The university has nearly 30,000 students and offers more than 220 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nearly every subject imaginable. The school ranks in top college lists of both U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Tuition costs just below $8,000 a year for resident undergraduate students and $13,500 for resident graduate students.

There are many other colleges nearby, such as Reed College and the University of Portland. A small school of some 1,400 students, Reed offers undergraduate studies and promotes itself for being intellectually rigorous. The University of Portland, founded in 1901, has more than 3,500 students and offers training in education, engineering, nursing and more. The average in-state tuition and fees for a postsecondary education in Oregon in 2011-2012 were $4,029 for public two-year colleges, $7,988 for public four-year colleges, and $31,827 for private nonprofit four-year colleges, according to The College Board. Beaverton residents must place a value on education as nearly half of the adult population has a bachleor's degree or advanced degree - a higher percentage than for those state and nationwide.

A Look at the Beaverton Economy

Beaverton thrives in many of the same ways as its Portland neighbor. The main industries are education and health care while some of the major employers include the Beaverton School District, Nike Inc., and Tektronix Inc. The median household income is about $55,000, above both the statewide and nationwide averages. With a near 20 percent population increase between 2000 and 2010 and with Portland as a close neighbor, Beaverton may continue to grow in popularity and could be a prime choice for your education.

Author: Jon Fortenbury

Jon Fortenbury is a Reno-based freelance writer. He's written for many publications, including Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada Magazine, and Reno News & Review. His interests include education, religious debates, and lengthy road trips.
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