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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 2021

Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2018-19 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2021.

  • What is “Total Cost” on the chart?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at 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 $19,322 and the average private school would be $29,411. 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 seem 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 the Scholarship Guide For Busy Parents to learn how your student can win scholarships)
    • Tax planning
    • Student work
Cost of Oregon Schools Explanation

Net Price:

Net prices is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus the average amount in government grants and institutional scholarships the school awards. 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 (2018-19)
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 2018-19 school year. This is the latest data available as of January 2021. 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 $25,583 OR Private $54,612
$0 - $30k $12,071 $20,827
$30,001 – $48k $12,867 $21,139
$48,001 – $75k $15,866 $24,297
$75,001 – $110k $19,322 $29,411
$110,001+ $20,624 $34,095

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 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $8,679 $9,084
    Room and Board $9,594 $9,852
    Books $1,425 $1,335
    Other Expenses $2,966 $3,111
    Total $22,664 $23,382
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $10,822 $11,165
    $30,001 - $48k $11,631 $11,999
    $48,001 - $75k $16,066 $16,575
    $75,001 - $110k $17,827 $18,392
    $110,001+ $19,089 $19,694
  • Oregon Institute of Technology

    Klamath Falls
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $10,118 $10,485
    Room and Board $9,579 $9,756
    Books $1,225 $1,225
    Other Expenses $3,330 $3,292
    Total $24,252 $24,758
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $10,521 $10,741
    $30,001 - $48k $11,991 $12,241
    $48,001 - $75k $16,014 $16,348
    $75,001 - $110k $19,528 $19,935
    $110,001+ $21,002 $21,440
  • Oregon State University

    Corvallis
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $11,166 $11,715
    Room and Board $11,904 $12,306
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,622 $2,694
    Total $26,892 $27,915
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $14,157 $14,696
    $30,001 - $48k $15,770 $16,370
    $48,001 - $75k $20,346 $21,120
    $75,001 - $110k $23,645 $24,544
    $110,001+ $24,405 $25,333
  • University of Oregon

    Eugene
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $11,898 $12,720
    Room and Board $11,922 $12,400
    Books $1,146 $1,178
    Other Expenses $2,400 $2,466
    Total $27,366 $28,764
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,690 $13,338
    $30,001 - $48k $13,108 $13,778
    $48,001 - $75k $15,109 $15,881
    $75,001 - $110k $22,282 $23,420
    $110,001+ $23,691 $24,901
  • Portland State University

    Portland
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $9,105 $9,579
    Room and Board $13,215 $13,611
    Books $1,263 $1,263
    Other Expenses $2,502 $2,502
    Total $26,085 $26,955
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $11,198 $11,571
    $30,001 - $48k $11,440 $11,822
    $48,001 - $75k $13,599 $14,053
    $75,001 - $110k $17,077 $17,647
    $110,001+ $19,996 $20,663
  • Southern Oregon University

    Ashland
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $9,615 $10,479
    Room and Board $14,199 $14,589
    Books $999 $999
    Other Expenses $2,697 $2,697
    Total $27,510 $28,764
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $7,293 $7,625
    $30,001 - $48k $9,270 $9,693
    $48,001 - $75k $10,562 $11,043
    $75,001 - $110k $14,028 $14,667
    $110,001+ $14,185 $14,832
  • Western Oregon University

    Monmouth
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $10,197 $9,768
    Room and Board $10,389 $10,389
    Books $1,299 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,430 $2,496
    Total $24,315 $23,853
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,816 $17,477
    $30,001 - $48k $16,858 $16,538
    $48,001 - $75k $19,365 $18,997
    $75,001 - $110k $20,868 $20,471
    $110,001+ $21,999 $21,581
  • Oregon State University-Cascades Campus

    Bend
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $10,158 $10,638
    Room and Board $11,904 $12,306
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,622 $2,694
    Total $25,884 $26,838
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $10,301 $10,681
    $30,001 - $48k $15,101 $15,658
    $48,001 - $75k $15,951 $16,539
    $75,001 - $110k $18,518 $19,201
    $110,001+ $20,385 $21,136

Private OR Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Concordia University-Portland

    Portland
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $31,158 $32,230
    Room and Board $9,220 $9,630
    Books $900 $900
    Other Expenses $2,800 $2,800
    Total $44,078 $45,560
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $15,129 $15,638
    $30,001 - $48k $16,443 $16,996
    $48,001 - $75k $17,310 $17,892
    $75,001 - $110k $22,213 $22,960
    $110,001+ $20,435 $21,122
  • George Fox University

    Newberg
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $36,020 $37,280
    Room and Board $11,250 $11,650
    Books $950 $950
    Other Expenses $2,050 $2,050
    Total $50,270 $51,930
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $22,955 $23,713
    $30,001 - $48k $23,656 $24,437
    $48,001 - $75k $27,021 $27,913
    $75,001 - $110k $31,671 $32,717
    $110,001+ $34,136 $35,263
  • Lewis & Clark College

    Portland
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $50,934 $52,780
    Room and Board $12,490 $13,008
    Books $1,050 $1,050
    Other Expenses $2,052 $2,052
    Total $66,526 $68,890
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,913 $19,585
    $30,001 - $48k $25,048 $25,938
    $48,001 - $75k $28,535 $29,549
    $75,001 - $110k $35,626 $36,892
    $110,001+ $43,763 $45,318
  • Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

    McMinnville
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $43,302 $44,132
    Room and Board $13,055 $12,670
    Books $900 $900
    Other Expenses $1,750 $1,750
    Total $59,007 $59,452
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $22,861 $23,033
    $30,001 - $48k $19,249 $19,394
    $48,001 - $75k $24,192 $24,374
    $75,001 - $110k $29,281 $29,502
    $110,001+ $32,609 $32,855
  • Northwest Christian University

    Eugene
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $30,050 $31,410
    Room and Board $9,300 $9,700
    Books $1,050 $1,050
    Other Expenses $2,250 $2,250
    Total $42,650 $44,410
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $20,623 $21,474
    $30,001 - $48k $16,037 $16,699
    $48,001 - $75k $16,143 $16,809
    $75,001 - $110k $22,643 $23,577
    $110,001+ $22,768 $23,708
  • Pacific University

    Forest Grove
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $44,298 $46,402
    Room and Board $12,528 $12,905
    Books $1,050 $1,050
    Other Expenses $1,614 $1,800
    Total $59,490 $62,157
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $18,888 $19,735
    $30,001 - $48k $20,940 $21,879
    $48,001 - $75k $26,126 $27,297
    $75,001 - $110k $29,816 $31,153
    $110,001+ $36,017 $37,632
  • University of Portland

    Portland
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $45,904 $47,818
    Room and Board $13,174 $13,684
    Books $750 $750
    Other Expenses $2,372 $2,434
    Total $62,200 $64,686
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $27,524 $28,624
    $30,001 - $48k $30,778 $32,008
    $48,001 - $75k $32,916 $34,232
    $75,001 - $110k $38,949 $40,506
    $110,001+ $41,057 $42,698
  • Reed College

    Portland
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $56,340 $58,440
    Room and Board $14,210 $14,620
    Books $1,050 $1,050
    Other Expenses $1,607 $1,561
    Total $73,207 $75,671
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $13,630 $14,089
    $30,001 - $48k $13,123 $13,565
    $48,001 - $75k $19,277 $19,926
    $75,001 - $110k $26,961 $27,868
    $110,001+ $47,974 $49,589
  • Warner Pacific College

    Portland
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $18,660 $18,660
    Room and Board $9,670 $10,020
    Books $1,016 $1,016
    Other Expenses $2,494 $2,434
    Total $31,840 $32,130
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $20,005 $20,187
    $30,001 - $48k $20,318 $20,503
    $48,001 - $75k $22,685 $22,892
    $75,001 - $110k $27,836 $28,090
    $110,001+ $29,269 $29,536
  • Corban University

    Salem
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $33,040 $33,040
    Room and Board $10,360 $10,616
    Books $800 $800
    Other Expenses $2,150 $2,150
    Total $46,350 $46,606
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $22,661 $22,786
    $30,001 - $48k $22,872 $22,998
    $48,001 - $75k $23,119 $23,247
    $75,001 - $110k $25,359 $25,499
    $110,001+ $28,465 $28,622
  • Willamette University

    Salem
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $50,279 $52,290
    Room and Board $12,560 $12,938
    Books $990 $1,012
    Other Expenses $1,280 $1,310
    Total $65,109 $67,550
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $25,910 $26,881
    $30,001 - $48k $24,063 $24,965
    $48,001 - $75k $29,948 $31,071
    $75,001 - $110k $33,170 $34,414
    $110,001+ $38,548 $39,993
 

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