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Oregon Health and Science University

Oregon Health and Science University

Oregon Health and Science University

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a public university in Oregon with a main campus, including two hospitals, in Portland and a smaller campus in Hillsboro. It was formed in 1974 as the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, combining state dentistry, medicine, and nursing programs into a single center.
It was renamed Oregon Health Sciences University in 1981 and took its current name in 2001, as part of a merger with the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology (OGI) in Hillsboro. In addition, the university has several partnership programs including a joint PharmD Pharmacy program with Oregon State University.

The main campus, located on Marquam Hill (commonly known as “Pill Hill”) in the southwest neighborhood of Homestead is home to the university’s medical school as well as two associated hospitals. The Oregon Health & Science University Hospital is a Level I trauma center and general hospital; Doernbecher Children’s Hospital is a children’s hospital which specializes in pediatric medicine and care of children with long-term illness. The university maintains a number of outpatient primary care facilities including the Physician’s Pavilion at the Marquam Hill campus as well as throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

A third hospital, the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is located next to the OHSU campus; this hospital is run by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and is outside the auspices of OHSU. A 1992 pedestrian bridge connecting OHSU Hospital and the VA Medical Center is the longest suspended pedestrian skybridge in North America, with a length of 660 feet (200 m).

The OHSU campus sits atop Marquam Hill. The University also has a campus in Hillsboro, at the site of the former OGI. This campus specializes in graduate-level science and engineering education, and is located in the heart of Oregon’s Silicon Forest. Since 1998, the university has controlled the Oregon National Primate Research Center, located adjacent to OGI in Hillsboro.

Oregon Health and Science University Rankings

Oregon Health and Science University Rankings in 2012

Oregon Health and Science University Tuition and Fees

Annual Tuition

Residents:  $32,996.00
Non-Residents:  $46,677.00

Annual Tuition, Fees & Major Medical

Residents:  $40,684.00
Non-Residents:   $54,365.00

Following is a breakdown of Fees and Insurance Expenses Annually:

  • Building Fee:  $80.00
  • Incidental Fees:  $1,187.00
  • Student Activity Fee:  $60.00
  • Instruction Aids:  $1,600.00
  • Answer Pod Fee: $30.00
  • Disability Insurance:  $111.00
  • Health Service Fee:  $1,021.00
  • Dental Insurance:  $325.00
  • Drug Test Fee:  $35.00
  • Major Medical Insurance:  $3,239.00 (includes vision)

Total Fees/ Insurance       $7,688.00

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