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Oregon Health & Science University is a public institution situated in Portland, Oregon. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

379 Undergraduate Degrees
110 Graduate Degrees

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Oregon Health & Science University Rankings

OHSU is ranked #19 out of 1,284 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #4 out of 21 schools in Oregon.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

OHSU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at OHSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#14 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards OHSU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#44 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#87 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual

Where Is Oregon Health & Science University?

Location of Oregon Health & Science University

Contact details for OHSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3181 Sw Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Phone: 503-494-7800

How Do I Get Into OHSU?

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Can I Afford Oregon Health & Science University?

0.8% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at OHSU is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Oregon Health & Science University Undergraduate Student Diversity

338 Full-Time Undergraduates
81% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 776 undergraduate students at OHSU, with 338 being full-time and 438 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  OHSU

There are also 2,241 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 338 full-time undergraduates at OHSU, 19% are male and 81% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  OHSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oregon Health & Science University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of OHSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 54
White 228
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 34

Over 22 countries are represented at OHSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Iran.

Online Learning at Oregon Health & Science University

320 Took All Classes Online
659 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at OHSU. In 2017-2018, 659 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at OHSU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of OHSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oregon Health & Science University was -4.7%. This is the #1,721 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at OHSU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of OHSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 9%
Nursing Practice 3%
Registered Nursing 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at OHSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at OHSU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Education #66
Nursing Practice #81
Registered Nursing #416

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Oregon Health & Science University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 379 0 0 3 382
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 29 29
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 0 19 0 19
Critical Care Nursing 0 0 12 0 12
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 0 0 11 0 11
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 0 11 0 11
Nurse Anesthetist 0 0 10 0 10
Nursing Education 0 0 8 0 8
School Nursing 0 1 6 0 7
TOTAL 379 1 77 32 489


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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