Oregon is a beautiful state in the Pacific Northwest that attracts a diverse community of in-state and out-of-state students. The higher education system in Oregon is led by three strong public institutions: Portland State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Oregon. However, the state also offers numerous private colleges and universities, for-profit institutions, community colleges, and professional schools to choose from. The Oregon State Board of Education recently made headlines when it moved to ban guns on all seven of its state university campuses. The new policy solidified the Board’s commitment to campus safety in Oregon.