CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University has been named a Best Buy School in the upcoming edition of "The Fiske Guide to Colleges" for 2011.

The revised and updated 2011 edition features more than 300 colleges and universities, and names 45 institutions - 21 public and 24 private - as Best Buys. These institutions fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category with four- or five-star academic ratings.

Best Buy schools are named according to the quality of academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance.

"The Fiske Guide to College" accepts no consulting, advertising, or other fees from colleges and has no outside relationship with colleges working on its behalf.

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