For the sixth consecutive year, University of Portland was the top Oregon school in Kiplinger’s Personal Financeannual ranking of best values in its private universities category. University of Portland was ranked 51st nationwide among all private universities, up from 65th in 2014-2015.
UP has been the top ranked private Oregon university and has been ranked in the top 100 since Kiplinger’s began releasing its rankings of “Best Value Colleges.”Kiplinger’s starts with data on nearly 1,200 public and private four-year schools, then narrows the list based on measures of academic quality. Schools are then ranked on cost and financial aid measures.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance offers advice on managing money and achieving financial security, paying for college, and major purchases like automobiles and homes. The magazine has been published by Kiplinger since 1947. The complete rankings are available online at kiplinger.com/links/college.