According to the study, Oregon Tech graduates receive an average starting salary of $60,500, which is the highest in the Oregon rankings. The average starting salary for all Oregon higher education graduates is $50,708
Personal finance company SmartAsset has released its 2019 report of the Best Value Colleges in the U.S., with a degree from Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” noted as the highest value for your dollar of any college or university in the state of Oregon.
Oregon Tech ranked No. 1 in Oregon according to SmartAsset’s fourth annual Best Value Colleges study. The study lists the University’s College Education Value Index at 53.76, over 9 points higher than the second Oregon school in the rankings. Oregon Tech graduates also earn higher average starting salaries than their peers from other state colleges and universities, according to the analysis.
To determine the best value in higher education, SmartAsset ranked colleges by their value, using data about their tuition, living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, retention rate and graduates’ starting salaries. The different categories were weighted to determine each institution’s College Education Value Index.
According to the study, Oregon Tech graduates receive an average starting salary of $60,500, which is the highest in the Oregon rankings. The average starting salary for all Oregon higher education graduates is $50,708.
The University has also recently been recognized by Forbes “Best Value Colleges 2019” as one of America’s best values for providing the top return on investment among all universities and colleges in the United States.
Sources used to formulate this study included research by the National Center for Educational Statistics, 2018 Payscale, The Institute for College Access & Success, and College InSight.
To view SmartAsset’s rankings for Oregon colleges and universities, visit https://smartasset.com/student-loans/student-loan-calculator#oregon.