Category Archives: Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Oregon wins $689,000 grant to promote post-high school education

Lumina’s money will help Oregon identify adults with college experience who have yet to earn their degrees, then contact those people and encourage them to consider re-enrolling. Source: Oregon wins $689,000 grant to promote post-high school education

How much student loan debt will your Oregon college require?

Reed College is one of the most exclusive and expensive schools in Oregon. Yet its graduates leave the Southeast Portland institution with the least student debt — $17,467, on average — of all four-year colleges in the state. Conversely, Pacific University graduates who borrowed money left the Forest Grove school with average debt of $36,001, […]
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Oregon assessment of current, future workforce needs released

The State of Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission and Workforce and Talent Development Board announced Thursday the release of the Oregon Talent Assessment. This report is the first in a series of biennial assessments to address the talent needs of Oregon businesses, and how to best prepare Oregonians for the evolving 21st century workforce. Source: Oregon assessment of current, […]
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Enrollment Continues To Decline At Oregon Colleges, Universities

Oregon’s universities and community colleges have continued to shrink since the highs they reached during the Great Recession, going back a decade. Total university enrollment is at its lowest point since 2012, and the enrollment of students from Oregon is in a trough not seen since 2008. According to numbers from Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating […]
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Oregon board sets new adult education goal

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission, in partnership with the Workforce and Talent Development Board, on Thursday approved a new educational attainment goal for adult working-age Oregonians that it said is specifically targeted to meet current and projected job opportunities. Source: Oregon board sets new adult education goal – KTVZ

Oregon Schools Face Long, Uphill Road To More Diverse Teaching Force

If you’re inclined to grade Oregon schools for making progress, these numbers might be encouraging: Public schools are adding non-white and multilingual teachers almost four times as fast as they’re hiring monolingual, white teachers, according to numbers in the recent Oregon Educator Equity Report. Source: Oregon Schools Face Long, Uphill Road To More Diverse Teaching […]
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These are the best colleges and universities in Oregon, according to U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report has released their national and regional ranking of colleges and universities for 2019. In the top spot? Princeton takes it for the eighth year in a row for national universities and  Williams College continued its 16-year winning streak for best national liberal arts college. Source: These are the best colleges […]
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North Lake County makes case for leaving COCC district

COCC asks state to ignore request to leave college’s taxing district. Citizens from sparsely-­populated north Lake County want out of Central Oregon Community College’s taxing district, saying the community college neglects them and the value of the services they receive does not match the property taxes paid to the school. Source: North Lake County makes […]
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State Commission Considers COCC Boundary Change

The Central Oregon Community College Board will hold a special meeting at noon, Monday, to discuss a proposal that would remove northern Lake County from the school’s district. “This has never happened before; let’s start with that,” COCC’s Ron Paradis tells KBND News. He says the college has been talking with a group from the […]
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Northern Lake County to host public hearing on leaving COCC district

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission will consider changing COCC’s boundaries to exclude north Lake County. The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission will hold a public hearing Monday night in Silver Lake to consider a petition asking north Lake County to be removed from Central Oregon Community College’s district. Source: Northern Lake County to host public […]
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