The University of Oregon Ranks in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges 2014 List

University of OregonWe take a great deal of pride serving University of Oregon students, who in our opinion are among the finest in the nation!

We were not surprised earlier this month when the university announced it has been rated as one of the 100 best values in public colleges and universities for 2014 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine which takes into account each of the 621 public, four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

Kiplinger’s bases its list on the combination of outstanding education and economic value. The magazine assesses quality through standards including admission rates, freshman-to-sophomore retention rates, student-to-faculty ratios and four-year graduation rates. Cost criteria include low sticker prices, abundant financial aid and low average debt at graduation. The annual public school rankings appear in Kiplinger’s February 2014 issue – on newsstands Dec. 31, and online now.

The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution. The university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. Towering trees shade the 295-acre campus, where students, faculty members, and employees from a wide variety of backgrounds share a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation in more than 260 academic programs that range from Eugene to Portland and from the coast to the mountains.

Don’t forget the Oregon Ducks will make their first-ever appearance in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30th!! Go Ducks!

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