For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Portland was the top Oregon school in Kiplinger’s “Personal Finance” annual ranking of best values in its private universities category for 2017. The university was ranked 58th nationwide among all private universities.

“Our faculty, staff and students are proud to be recognized as one of Kiplinger’s top 100 private colleges,” said Holy Cross Father Mark L. Poorman, U.P president. “To receive this honor for the seventh consecutive year is a tremendous endorsement of the University of Portland’s strong academics, great value and commitment to our students.”

U.P. has been the top-ranked private Oregon university and has been ranked in the top 100 since Kiplinger’s began releasing its rankings of “Best Value Colleges.” Kiplinger’s starts with data on nearly 1,200 public and private four-year schools and narrows the list based on measures of academic quality. Schools then are ranked on cost and financial-aid measures. Kiplinger’s “Personal Finance” offers advice on managing money and achieving financial security, paying for college, and major purchases like automobiles and homes. The magazine has been published since 1947.

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