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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Oregon

8 Colleges
782 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,323 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in OregonWith 782 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, education is the #11 most popular major in Oregon. This means that of the 88,927 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.9% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Oregon ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in education. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those education schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Oregon

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for education majors.

Best Value Education Schools in Oregon

#1

Corban University

Salem, OR

Corban University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Corban is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Salem. In addition to being on our best value list, Corban has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon ranking.

At Corban, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $18,600. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Corban is $77,190. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#2

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

George Fox University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Newberg. GFU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon list.

At GFU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $34,814. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from GFU is $145,871. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Linfield College - McMinnville Campus. Linfield is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of McMinnville. Linfield also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon rankings.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Linfield to complete their degree, and it costs about $33,252 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Linfield be around $138,328. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Portland, University of Portland is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Portland, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon ranking.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at University of Portland to complete their degree, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $39,928. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from University of Portland is $163,306. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#5

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oregon State University. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the small city of Corvallis. Oregon State also took the #4 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon rankings.

At Oregon State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $35,361. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Oregon State is $160,539. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Concordia University - Portland landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value education schools. Located in the large city of Portland, Concordia University - Portland is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Concordia University - Portland, the school also landed the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon ranking.

The average student at Concordia University - Portland graduates in less than 4.4 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,883. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University - Portland is $130,589. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Western Oregon University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Western Oregon State College is a small public school located in the fringe town of Monmouth. Western Oregon State College also took the #6 spot in our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon rankings.

The average student at Western Oregon State College graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,757. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon State College is $142,405. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Southern Oregon University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Ashland, Southern Oregon University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Southern Oregon University not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #8 on our Best Colleges for Education in Oregon list.

The average student at Southern Oregon University graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $35,985. This means that the average student pays around $164,451 to get a bachelor’s degree from Southern Oregon University. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Education Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 5,598
Washington 1,776
Hawaii 292
Alaska 87
Nevada 453

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Education 363
Teacher Education Grade Specific 343
Other Education 44
Teacher Education Subject Specific 30
Teaching English or French 2

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,804
Psychology 1,466
Communication & Journalism 1,312
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 606
History 341

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 8 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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