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Clackamas County has two main Colleges. Clackamas Community College is located in Oregon City and Marylhurst University is located in the city of Marylhurst. One of the colleges is public and the other one is Catholic.

Clackamas Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Presently 1,633 Full-time students and 12,556 Part-time students attend this College. Clackamas Community College awards 657 Degrees and certificates. Associate of Science Degree or one-year Certificate of Completion programs are offered in 30 professional/technical career areas and General Studies. In 2001-02, there were 6,939 students studying in professional/technical programs, 3% of whom graduated during that year. An estimated 68.2% of professional/technical students were employed within a year after leaving CCC.

Transfer students can choose from more than 70 major areas of study. In 2001-02, there were 3,753 students studying in college transfer programs, 4.3% of whom graduated during that year. An estimated 55.77% of college transfer students began attending a four-year college or university within a year after leaving CCC. Clackamas Community College (CCC) offers the two-year Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree, completion of which guarantees junior standing upon admission to any OSSHE college or university.

Marylhurst University was founded in 1893 by the Sisters of the Holy Names. Marylhurst was the first liberal arts college for women in the Northwest and today itís recognized as number one in the Pacific Northwest for small class size by US News & World Report. Presently 1277 students are attending the College, 892 are undergrad and 385 are graduate students. The Marylhurst faculty is comprised of working professionals recognized in their fields Ė leaders, managers, marketers, entrepreneurs, published writers, accomplished scholars, scientists and artists. Marylhurst University is accredited at the baccalaureate and masterís levels by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. Degrees offered are Anthropology, Art, Business and Leadership, Communication, Cultural and Historical Studies, English Literature and Writing, Human Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Interior Design, Music, Music Therapy, Organizational Communication, Psychology, Real Estate Studies, Religious Studies, Science, and Sociology.

Contact information:

Clackamas Community College,
19600 South Molalla Avenue,
Oregon City, OR. 97045.
Phone: (503) 657-6958.

Marylhurst University,
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43),
Marylhurst, OR 97036.
Phone 1: (1800) 634-9982
Phone 2: (503) 636-8141.


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