Engineering

2021 Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Oregon

5 Colleges
1,583 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,385 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Engineering School for You

Best Value Colleges for Engineering in OregonOut of the majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 4th in Oregon. In fact, 1,583 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.2% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Engineering in Oregon ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. We are more focused on engineering schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

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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When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Value Engineering Schools list to help you make the college decision.

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2021 Best Value Engineering Schools in Oregon

The following schools top our list of the Best Engineering Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Engineering Schools in Oregon

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oregon State University. Oregon State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Corvallis. Oregon State did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon list.

The average student at Oregon State graduates in less than 4.5 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $35,361. This means that the average student pays around $160,539 to get a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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#2

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

George Fox University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Newberg. As a testament to the quality of education offered at GFU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon ranking.

The average student at GFU graduates in less than 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $34,814. This means that the average student pays around $145,871 to get a bachelor’s degree from GFU. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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#3

University of Portland

Portland, OR

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Portland. Located in the city of Portland, University of Portland is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. University of Portland did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon list.

The average student at University of Portland graduates in less than 4.1 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $39,928. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Portland is $163,306. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#4

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Oregon Institute of Technology comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Klamath Falls, OIT is a public school with a medium-sized student population. OIT not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon list.

At OIT, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $31,875. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from OIT be around $150,450. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Our rankings recognize Portland State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Portland, Portland State University is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Portland State University has also earned the #5 rank in our Best Colleges for Engineering in Oregon ranking.

It takes the average student at Portland State University about 4.7 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $29,948. 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 Portland State University is $141,654. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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

State Degrees Awarded
California 14,467
Washington 2,300
Hawaii 293
Alaska 202
Nevada 632

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 495
Electrical Engineering 264
Civil Engineering 235
Chemical Engineering 114
Construction Engineering 104

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Majors Similar to Engineering

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,505
Computer & Information Sciences 1,124
Natural Resources & Conservation 623
Physical Sciences 465
Mathematics & Statistics 378

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 5 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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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