Official Beaver blog brags their tuition is lower than UO’s

3/15/2014: Official Beaver blog brags their tuition is lower that UO. Is it?

The Beaver’s version of “Around the O” is called Life@OSU. Either they are confused about the difference between the “rack rate” and what students – particularly low income students – actually pay, or they are hoping to confuse prospective students, who will soon be deciding between going to UO or OSU:

“While this represents an increase from the 2013-14 tuition rate ($6,876 for the year), it is well below the median tuition for Oregon State’s peer institutions, and less than the tuition rate charged by the University of Oregon,” Clark said. The median tuition for OSU’s peer land grant institutions is $9,510; the University of Oregon’s rate in 2013 was $8,280.

As the Oregonian report below shows, UO gives better discounts than OSU. Unlike UO’s “Around the O”, Life@OSU accepts comments. We’ll see if they post them!

3/10/2014: UO costs less than OSU, for low income students

Betsy Hammond has the data, in the Oregonian.

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6 Responses to Official Beaver blog brags their tuition is lower than UO’s

  1. meathead says:

    “Of course they get a better education at UO [than at Western]?

    Are you sure?

  2. petunia says:

    The graph displayed is only for low income students – UO has fewer of those. And much of UO’s tuition discounts go to nonresidents who are paying whopping bucks and are not likely low income – not to residents – and OSU enrolls more residents. Implying that UO is a better deal by looking at this graph is a non sequitur.

    • Vlad says:

      sorry, must get the sharp stick out on this one. the graph displays the correct apples to apples comparison, which is for a given income range, what is the tuition? for high income students, OSU is a better deal in terms of tuition. for low income students,UO is the better deal. all the data refer to resident students, so nonresidents are not directly relevant. if both UO and OSU offer the major a student is interested in, and the student has higher than average income, OSU tuition is likely lower, andOSU would dominate since Education will be comparable atbOSU and UO for the same major., no need to quibble on that. the reverse is true if the student has lower than average income.

  3. flowers ltd says:

    Has UOM read the athletic scholastic latest? “Dancing” now, paying later.