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UP Named Top University for “Return on Investment”

Published: April 13, 2012

Author: Lucha Ramey

University of Portland

Bloomberg Businessweek has named University of Portland the top school in Oregon for “return on investment” for the second consecutive year. In a state-by-state ranking of schools providing graduates with the most return for the price of their education, University of Portland came out on top among all colleges and universities in Oregon.

Bloomberg Businessweek estimates that the 30-year net return on investment for University of Portland students is $327,600, or an annual return of 8.6 percent. UP’s net return on investment is more than twice the national average of $152,114 for all 1,248 schools included in the rankings and places UP among the top 15% of schools nationwide.

University of Portland - ranked 193 overall - was the only college or university in Oregon to be ranked among the top 200 schools nationwide, and the only college or university in the Portland area to be ranked among the top 650.

“This ranking shows that the University of Portland is a sound investment for our students and their families,” said University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C. “But what I am most proud of is that as our students continue to outperform their competition, they are still true to the university’s core tenets of educating the hand, heart and mind. Our students do great things in the fields of business, medicine, law, nonprofits and more but they also contribute greatly to their communities in a variety of ways both on The Bluff and after they graduate.”

UP has been sponsored by Holy Cross since 1901 when the University of Portland was known as Columbia. Since then, Holy Cross priests and brothers have served at the University of Portland, carrying out the vision of our founder, Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., to educate the hearts and minds of students. In every endeavor at the university, Holy Cross is helping to shape faithful citizens who will go forth to inspire, lead, and improve the world.

Read more about this latest recognition for UP by visiting the University's website.