CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is among 41 "Best Buy Schools" named in the 2014 edition of "The Fiske Guide to Colleges.”
This is the second time in two years that OSU has made the list. Only two other Pacific Northwest schools made the list – University of Oregon and Evergreen College in Washington.
"At Oregon State, we recognize that the rising cost of higher education is a concern among students and their families,” said OSU Vice President of University Relations and Marketing Steve Clark. “That's why we are working hard to control costs, as well as increase scholarships, grants and tuition waivers for students.
“In fact, this past year, approximately 85 percent of all students attending Oregon State received some form of financial assistance,” Clark said.
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 2013-14 school year for resident undergraduates at OSU is $8,538.
“Fiske honoring Oregon State as one of only three "Best Buy" colleges or universities in the Pacific Northwest and 41 nationally emphasizes not only the great value, but the excellence in higher education offered at OSU," Clark said.
In selecting Best Buy schools, the Fiske Guide reviewed more than 300 colleges and named 20 public and 21 private schools as "Best Buys.”
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.