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2021 Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Oregon

3 Colleges
318 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,828 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities School for You

Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in OregonLiberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities is the #23 most popular major in Oregon with 318 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.7% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Oregon ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools list to help you make the college decision.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

2021 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Oregon

Check out the liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools in Oregon

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a very large student population. In addition to being on our best value list, Oregon State has also earned the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Oregon ranking.

At Oregon State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.5 years, and it costs about $35,361 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State is $160,539. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Portland State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Portland State University is a very large public school located in the large city of Portland. Portland State University also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Oregon list, coming in at #2.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Portland State University is 4.7 years, and it costs about $29,948 per year to attend the school. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University is $141,654. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Eastern Oregon University

La Grande, OR

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Oregon University. EOU is a small public school located in the town of La Grande. EOU also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Oregon rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at EOU to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $27,176. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the EOU is $119,574. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
California 6,043
Washington 1,066
Hawaii 107
Alaska 4
Nevada 76

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 318

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,284
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 586
English Language & Literature 506
Philosophy & Religious Studies 197
Theology & Religious Vocations 127

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 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 Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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