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College Census

May 7, 2024

Natasha Eidson

OPSU Named Among 100 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities

As higher education costs continue to rise, being recognized for affordability is a great achievement. College Consensus, a trusted online resource, has recently ranked OPSU #30 in The 100 Most Affordable Colleges & Universities for 2024. This ranking celebrates OPSU’s commitment to providing quality education at an affordable cost, making it easier for students to pursue their dreams of higher education.

College Consensus has evaluated colleges and universities since 2015 and has gained recognition from publications like Business Insider, Time, PC Mag, and Entrepreneur. Their unique methodology combines insights from both experts and students, ensuring a comprehensive assessment of each institution’s strengths.

University President, Dr. Julie Dinger, stated, “At OPSU, we believe that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue their educational goals without facing financial barriers. Being named among the most affordable colleges is a testament to our commitment to providing accessible education to our students.”

Furthermore, OPSU’s commitment to financial aid plays a significant role in making education affordable for its students. With 99% of OPSU students receiving financial assistance, the university ensures that financial constraints do not hinder students from accessing quality education. Dasha Smith, the Director of Financial Aid at OPSU, emphasizes, “Our financial aid programs are designed to support our students throughout their academic journey, ensuring that they can focus on their studies without worrying about finances.”

OPSU’s recognition as one of the top 30 out of 100 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities for 2024 reaffirms its standing as a leading regional university dedicated to making higher education accessible to all. This achievement celebrates affordability and underscores OPSU’s commitment to academic excellence and student success.

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