The community college market continues to evolve with a variety of options to choose from, from community colleges that offer a variety, like the University of Portland and Oregon State University, to community colleges with more specialized offerings like the College of Charleston.
The season 2018 offers a glimpse into which community colleges have the most variety of offerings, with a focus on the cost of attendance and how many students apply to the program.
In order to gauge the best community college experience in 2018, we looked at the cost and graduation rates for the top five community colleges in Oregon, and how the schools compare to other public colleges.
We also took a look at the median annual tuition and fees of each college, as well as how the average student spends their tuition money.
To calculate how much students will spend in tuition and fee for a four-year degree, we compared tuition and costs for the four- and eight-year college options to the average cost of tuition for all public colleges in the state.
The results were interesting:The four-semester costs of Oregon Community College cost $27,095, while the average four-credit associate’s degree at Oregon State cost $39,835.
The median tuition at Oregon Community is $19,350, while at Oregon States it’s $31,050.
The averages for associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in the four years are $25,749 and $26,942, respectively.
The average bachelor’s degree is $31