Lane County, Oregon Dec 08, 2013
Post Secondary Education
Lane County's education facilities, and the professionals who operate them, have received national acclaim:
- A nationally respected outdoors and athletic tradition has led to numerous pioneering efforts in the field of sports and orthopedic medicine.
- Recognized worldwide for its research and commitment to quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, the University of Oregon enrolls more than 22,000 students, including students from more than 81 countries.
- A superior public education system is nationally recognized for excellence.
- Professional schools, private institutions, technical training, and vocational programs are nationally ranked, like Lane Community College's award-winning small business management program.
A premium is placed on education in the Lane County area. The local commitment to maintaining an enduring tradition of educational excellence and diversity is strong.
- The Midwestern Research Institute ranked Oregon fifth in the nation for its quality of education in public schools.
- Oregon State University, one of the leading West Coast centers for the study of engineering, technology, and agriculture is just 45 minutes to the north.
- The University of Oregon and Oregon State University have pooled their resources to assist research technology firms through an organization called the Southern Willamette Research Corridor. The 40-mile corridor is a center for research, development and specialized manufacturing.
- Lane Community College serves more than 40,000 full-time, part-time, non-credit and adult education students each year, with national caliber programs in many technical fields, from computer technology to nursing to forestry management.
- Diverse private schools and institutions, including Northwest Christian College, Eugene Bible College, Pacific University and Pioneer Pacific College, serve an additional student population.
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