# 2022 best colleges in Oregon

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, Oregon

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $12,218

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Linfield University-McMinnville Campus

McMinnville, Oregon

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $11,932

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,064

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Portland

Portland, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $16,577

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Oregon

Eugene, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $1,494

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,653

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $11,225

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Warner Pacific University

Portland, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $4,392

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $530

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,925

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Willamette University

Salem, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $2,070

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Bushnell University

Eugene, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $8,119

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,950

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,494

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Reed College

Portland, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $4,182

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Corban University

Salem, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,019

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Multnomah University

Portland, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $12,553

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $8,635

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, Oregon

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $19,942

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.