Category Archives: Higher Education Coordinating Commission

A new bill signed to support tuition assistance for the National Guard

The Oregon National Guard will receive state tuition assistance with the signing of House Bill 4035. Governor Kate Brown, signed the bill during a ceremony at Kingsley Field, Air National Guard Base Saturday. According to an Oregon Military Department press release, the bill, passed by the Oregon Legislature on March 3, authorizes state tuition assistance for service […]
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State gives OSU-Cascades separate standing from Corvallis

Building budget will put Bend campus on par with state’s seven universities. Hoping to avoid the bruising budget battles of the past two years, the state has quietly listed Oregon State University-Cascades as a separate institution in the next round of construction funding. The new arrangement means the Bend campus will have its own priority […]
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Oregon denied financial aid to 2 out of every 3 eligible college students

Oregon gave need-based college scholarships to just 31 percent of students who were eligible for one in 2015, turning down the other 69 percent because it ran out of money. That was the fourth-worst rate among the 38 states that tracked how many eligible students they denied need-based college aid, reporting by independent education news […]
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EOU proves its fiscal and performance stability

Eastern Oregon University announced last week that it has met all fiscal and performance stability conditions set by the former State Board of Education, meeting the unanimous approval of the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission. The HECC reported to Gov. Kate Brown and state leaders that three years of reporting, analysis and monitoring concluded that […]
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Marylhurst University Will Abruptly Announce Its Closure Today, In its 125th Year of Operation 

Marylhurst University announces its closure after years of financial struggle. Source: Marylhurst University Will Abruptly Announce Its Closure Today, In its 125th Year of Operation – Willamette Week

Marylhurst University to close

Marylhurst University announced Thursday that it will cease operations by the end of 2018. The decision was made by the school’s board of trustees after an analysis found that Marylhurst could not counter a trend of declining enrollment, university officials said. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Marylhurst University to close

Marylhurst University To Close Amid Financial Constraints, Declining Enrollment 

Marylhurst University is closing. The board of trustees announced plans Thursday to shut down Marylhurst completely, later this year. Source: Marylhurst University To Close Amid Financial Constraints, Declining Enrollment . News | OPB

State credits SOU with financial turnaround

Southern Oregon University, which the state had considered to be in a “vulnerable” financial position, has survived an intense three-year examination and been pronounced by its main oversight body as stable in its finances and performance and “positioned for long-term success. Source: State credits SOU with financial turnaround – News – MailTribune.com – Medford, OR

Historically Struggling Oregon Universities Deemed Fiscally Stable 

The state agency charged with monitoring Oregon’s public universities have determined Eastern Oregon University and Southern Oregon University have met conditions for fiscal stability. Source: Historically Struggling Oregon Universities Deemed Fiscally Stable . News | OPB

SOU passes fiscal review

The state Higher Education Coordinating Commission has announced that Southern Oregon University and Eastern Oregon University “have met the conditions for fiscal and performance stability tied to the approval of their institutional boards in 2014. ”A release from the HECC said that with its decision “three years of reporting, analysis, and monitoring came to a […]
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