EUGENE, Ore., June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 17 Best Colleges in Oregon for 2017.

With constant increases in tuition, many students and families wonder if going to college is still worth it. For some, entering straight into the workplace might be the best choice, but it is worth considering that according to the Center on Education and the Workforce, 99 percent of new jobs created since the Great Recession went to people with at least some college education. And many of the people in this 99 percent have bachelor's or even graduate degrees.

"To go along with beautiful scenery and a very casual and laidback culture, the state of Oregon offers numerous colleges and universities of very high caliber," Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. "Students from Oregon, or who are interested in moving there for college, will be well served by our ranking of the state's best colleges."

College Choice developed its list by looking at institutional excellence along with return on investment—the differential between tuition costs and average early career earnings. The figures and information come from the university and colleges' websites, PayScale, U.S. News & World Report, and The National Center for Education Statistics.

The ranking for the 17 Best Colleges in Oregon finds Reed College in the top spot. University of Oregon is in second, and Willamette University rounds out the top three.

The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

Concordia University-Portland

Corban University

Eastern Oregon University

George Fox University

Lewis & Clark College

Linfield College

Oregon Institute of Technology

Oregon State University

Pacific University

Portland State University

Reed College

Southern Oregon University

University of Oregon

University of Portland

Warner Pacific College

Western Oregon University

Willamette University

College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.


Christian Amondson, Managing Editor, College Choice
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