The Portland-Vancouver metro area offers a wide range of excellent educational opportunities to prepare students for the workforce. There are 25 public and private colleges and universities in the area offering professional and technical degrees. The local higher education system is the center of workforce development activities in the region. 

Both Washington State University Vancouver and Clark College have seen tremendous growth over the past five years. Combined, the community college system operates 18 centers and six main campuses, with an annual enrollment of more than 190,000 students.

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Washington State University Vancouver

Washington State University Vancouver is the only tier one research university in the Portland region and offers four-year and graduate-level degrees. The university offers big-school resources in a small-school environment and fuels the region's economic growth.

Clark College

Clark College offers two-year degrees in numerous liberal arts and technical fields. For eight decades, Clark College has provided the residents of Southwest Washington and beyond with affordable, high-quality academic and technical education. It has served as a regional hub for learning and development through their educational programs, cultural events, and community services.

International Air & Hospitality Academy

For over 33 years, International Air and Hospitality Academy has been a leading institute in America providing enriching careers in the Airlines.

Vancouver Public Schools

In partnership with home and community, Vancouver Public Schools provides an innovative learning environment that engages and empowers each student to develop the knowledge and essential skills to become a competent, responsible and compassionate citizen.

Evergreen Public Schools

Evergreen Public Schools is one of the fastest-growing school districts in Washington, and the fourth largest of the 295 districts in the state