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Net Price of Oregon Colleges by Income

Cost of Oregon Colleges Zoom In

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2020

Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket. Net cost is the total cost of attendance minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Loans of any kind are not included. Figures are based on data from the 2017-18 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2020.

  • What is “Total Cost” on the chart?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for that particular college. It includes:

    • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
    • Room and board (on campus)
    • Books and supplies
    • Other expenses (travel and personal)

    There are detailed chart below for each school that shows these expenses. Click here to go to the individual cost breakdown for schools.

  • How can I use this information?

    This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. It's a good place to start until you better understand your specific circumstances. For example, let's say your income is $100,000 per year. This chart shows that the average state school would run $19,290 and the average private school would be $28,764. You can also get information on specific Oregon schools in the chart above or the tables below.

  • Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

    Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

    1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will most likely pay close to full price at the public schools.
    2. Private colleges have a higher list price but offer more discounts. This brings their net price much closer to the cost of state-funded schools.

  • Where did this information come from?

    As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

  • What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

    Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

  • The costs on this chart seemed large, how can families afford to pay it?

    For many families paying for college is not easy, but in the end they figure out. Most families will pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

    • college savings and investments
    • payments from current income
    • loans
    • outside scholarships (check out our Scholarship Guide For Busy Parents, which describes how you and your student can win scholarships for college and save money!)
    • tax planning
    • student work
Cost of Oregon Schools Explanation

Net Price:

Net price is the total cost of attendance minus the average amount of government grants and institutional scholarships awarded. This is an average, so you may pay above the average or below the average. Your exact net price is likely to be different and sometimes drastically different.

Most families will pay the net price with some combination of savings and investments, current income and various loans. Some students will also receive scholarships from sources other than the federal or state government or the college. Any scholarships and grants from these outside sources are not included in the data. However, government grants and institutional scholarships are included in the averages.

Total Cost at University of Oregon (2017-18)
Tuition and Fees $11,571
Room and Board $11,450
Books $1,125
Other Expenses $2,356
Total $26,502

Total Cost:

Total cost is the total cost of attendance for that particular institution for the 2017-18 school year. This is the latest data available as of January 2020. Total costs include:

  • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
  • Room and board (on campus)
  • Books and supplies
  • Other expenses (travel and personal)

College Total Cost
Family Income OR Public $24,865 OR Private $53,094
$0 - $30k $11,482 $20,587
$30,001 – $48k $12,702 $20,819
$48,001 – $75k $15,832 $24,623
$75,001 – $110k $19,290 $28,764
$110,001+ $20,083 $33,545

Public vs. Private Averages

This table shows the average total cost of attendance for the Oregon public and private colleges we have included in our analysis. The costs include a breakdown of the average net price paid by family income. Notice that the average private college is $9,000-$14,000 more than the average public school, depending on your income bracket. It is important to stress that these are averages. Most families will not be average, and their individual circumstances could be drastically different. I encourage all families to work with their preferred colleges to get information specific to their family.

Below are similar charts for each individual private and public college in Oregon. Click a school to view its complete chart.

Public OR Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Eastern Oregon University

    La Grande
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $8,362 $8,679
    Room and Board $9,700 $9,594
    Books $1,425 $1,425
    Other Expenses $2,946 $2,966
    Total $22,433 $22,664
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,020 $12,144
    $30,001 - $48k $12,194 $12,320
    $48,001 - $75k $17,524 $17,704
    $75,001 - $110k $18,622 $18,814
    $110,001+ $18,661 $18,853
  • Oregon Institute of Technology

    Klamath Falls
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $9,982 $10,118
    Room and Board $9,206 $9,579
    Books $1,250 $1,225
    Other Expenses $3,270 $3,330
    Total $23,708 $24,252
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,641 $12,931
    $30,001 - $48k $14,465 $14,797
    $48,001 - $75k $16,800 $17,185
    $75,001 - $110k $20,530 $21,001
    $110,001+ $20,094 $20,555
  • Oregon State University

    Corvallis
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $10,797 $11,166
    Room and Board $11,445 $11,904
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,604 $2,622
    Total $26,046 $26,892
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $14,599 $15,073
    $30,001 - $48k $15,568 $16,074
    $48,001 - $75k $20,124 $20,778
    $75,001 - $110k $23,054 $23,803
    $110,001+ $23,912 $24,689
  • University of Oregon

    Eugene
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $11,571 $11,898
    Room and Board $11,450 $11,922
    Books $1,125 $1,146
    Other Expenses $2,356 $2,400
    Total $26,502 $27,366
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,907 $12,295
    $30,001 - $48k $12,935 $13,357
    $48,001 - $75k $14,860 $15,344
    $75,001 - $110k $20,841 $21,520
    $110,001+ $23,290 $24,049
  • Portland State University

    Portland
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $8,784 $9,105
    Room and Board $12,831 $13,215
    Books $1,263 $1,263
    Other Expenses $2,634 $2,502
    Total $25,512 $26,085
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,928 $12,196
    $30,001 - $48k $12,738 $13,024
    $48,001 - $75k $14,073 $14,389
    $75,001 - $110k $18,401 $18,814
    $110,001+ $20,158 $20,611
  • Southern Oregon University

    Ashland
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $9,287 $9,615
    Room and Board $13,764 $14,199
    Books $999 $999
    Other Expenses $2,698 $2,697
    Total $26,748 $27,510
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $5,758 $5,922
    $30,001 - $48k $7,832 $8,055
    $48,001 - $75k $10,227 $10,518
    $75,001 - $110k $13,123 $13,497
    $110,001+ $13,647 $14,036
  • Western Oregon University

    Monmouth
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $9,198 $10,197
    Room and Board $10,203 $10,389
    Books $1,299 $1,299
    Other Expenses $2,409 $2,430
    Total $23,109 $24,315
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,522 $12,123
    $30,001 - $48k $13,181 $13,869
    $48,001 - $75k $17,218 $18,117
    $75,001 - $110k $20,458 $21,526
    $110,001+ $20,818 $21,904
  • Oregon State University-Cascades Campus

    Bend
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $9,774 $10,158
    Room and Board $11,445 $11,904
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,604 $2,622
    Total $25,023 $25,884
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,204 $11,590
    $30,001 - $48k $17,135 $17,725
    $48,001 - $75k $17,325 $17,921
    $75,001 - $110k $21,762 $22,511
    $110,001+ $23,202 $24,000

Private OR Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Concordia University-Portland

    Portland
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $30,270 $31,158
    Room and Board $8,780 $9,220
    Books $900 $900
    Other Expenses $2,800 $2,800
    Total $42,750 $44,078
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,431 $19,004
    $30,001 - $48k $15,762 $16,252
    $48,001 - $75k $20,000 $20,621
    $75,001 - $110k $21,417 $22,082
    $110,001+ $22,624 $23,327
  • George Fox University

    Newberg
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $35,016 $36,020
    Room and Board $10,886 $11,250
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $2,050 $2,050
    Total $48,902 $50,270
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $22,870 $23,510
    $30,001 - $48k $24,085 $24,759
    $48,001 - $75k $27,246 $28,008
    $75,001 - $110k $30,007 $30,846
    $110,001+ $33,927 $34,876
  • Lewis & Clark College

    Portland
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $48,988 $50,934
    Room and Board $11,996 $12,490
    Books $1,050 $1,050
    Other Expenses $2,052 $2,052
    Total $64,086 $66,526
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,978 $19,701
    $30,001 - $48k $20,198 $20,967
    $48,001 - $75k $27,897 $28,959
    $75,001 - $110k $34,876 $36,204
    $110,001+ $44,430 $46,122
  • Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

    McMinnville
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $41,682 $43,302
    Room and Board $12,380 $13,055
    Books $900 $900
    Other Expenses $1,750 $1,750
    Total $56,712 $59,007
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $21,930 $22,817
    $30,001 - $48k $22,284 $23,186
    $48,001 - $75k $24,840 $25,845
    $75,001 - $110k $27,657 $28,776
    $110,001+ $31,882 $33,172
  • Northwest Christian University

    Eugene
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $28,680 $30,050
    Room and Board $8,800 $9,300
    Books $900 $1,050
    Other Expenses $2,340 $2,250
    Total $40,720 $42,650
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $16,993 $17,798
    $30,001 - $48k $16,485 $17,266
    $48,001 - $75k $20,720 $21,702
    $75,001 - $110k $19,870 $20,812
    $110,001+ $24,853 $26,031
  • Pacific University

    Forest Grove
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $42,594 $44,298
    Room and Board $12,162 $12,528
    Books $1,050 $1,050
    Other Expenses $1,682 $1,614
    Total $57,488 $59,490
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $23,063 $23,866
    $30,001 - $48k $23,195 $24,003
    $48,001 - $75k $26,925 $27,863
    $75,001 - $110k $32,610 $33,746
    $110,001+ $36,071 $37,327
  • University of Portland

    Portland
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $44,026 $45,904
    Room and Board $12,658 $13,174
    Books $930 $750
    Other Expenses $1,622 $2,372
    Total $59,236 $62,200
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $26,344 $27,662
    $30,001 - $48k $27,940 $29,338
    $48,001 - $75k $32,862 $34,506
    $75,001 - $110k $34,825 $36,568
    $110,001+ $37,416 $39,288
  • Reed College

    Portland
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $54,200 $56,340
    Room and Board $13,670 $14,210
    Books $1,050 $1,050
    Other Expenses $900 $1,607
    Total $69,820 $73,207
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $14,805 $15,523
    $30,001 - $48k $16,887 $17,706
    $48,001 - $75k $21,790 $22,847
    $75,001 - $110k $30,216 $31,682
    $110,001+ $46,394 $48,645
  • Warner Pacific College

    Portland
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $24,500 $18,660
    Room and Board $9,300 $9,670
    Books $1,006 $1,016
    Other Expenses $2,600 $2,494
    Total $37,406 $31,840
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $22,697 $19,320
    $30,001 - $48k $23,117 $19,677
    $48,001 - $75k $22,466 $19,123
    $75,001 - $110k $30,444 $25,914
    $110,001+ $28,684 $24,416
  • Corban University

    Salem
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $31,640 $33,040
    Room and Board $10,060 $10,360
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $2,150 $2,150
    Total $44,650 $46,350
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,556 $19,262
    $30,001 - $48k $20,398 $21,175
    $48,001 - $75k $18,862 $19,580
    $75,001 - $110k $23,720 $24,623
    $110,001+ $27,139 $28,172
  • Willamette University

    Salem
    Year 2017-18 2018-19
    Tuition and Fees $48,158 $50,279
    Room and Board $11,880 $12,560
    Books $970 $990
    Other Expenses $1,254 $1,280
    Total $62,262 $65,109
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $21,789 $22,785
    $30,001 - $48k $18,654 $19,507
    $48,001 - $75k $27,247 $28,493
    $75,001 - $110k $30,762 $32,169
    $110,001+ $35,575 $37,202
 

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