OSU named Best Buy School by Fiske Guide


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is among 44 "Best Buy Schools" named in the 2016 edition of "The Fiske Guide to Colleges.”

Schools included on the list are ranked as inexpensive or moderately priced, and have four- or five-star academic ratings. They include public and private schools from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Estimated tuition and fees for the 2015-16 school year for resident undergraduates at OSU is $10,008.

The Fiske Guide named 20 public and 24 private schools as "Best Buys.”

“We are very pleased to again be ranked as one of Fiske Guide’s ‘best buy’ universities,” said Steve Clark, OSU vice president for University Relations and Marketing. “This ranking helps inform current and prospective students and the general public that Oregon State University provides a high-quality education at a reasonable price.”

Former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske launched the guide in 1980 as a way to aid college-bound students and their families in selecting a university. The guide ranks universities by price, but also indicates which schools offer the best academics at a relatively moderate cost.

Only two other Pacific Northwest schools made the list – University of Oregon and The Evergreen State College in Washington.

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About Oregon State University: As one of only two universities in the nation designated as a land, sea, space and sun grant, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 31,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.