Tag Archives: Higher Education Funding

Editorial: Community colleges get short shrift

Here’s an update to an editorial from last month, about a budgeting error that left the state’s community colleges $32 million short for programs intended to help students succeed. A refresher: At the end of the 2017 legislative session, the Joint Ways and Means Committee was able to restore more than $70 million to the […]
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Editorial: State needs to step up for regional campuses

Southern Oregon University students will see a 4.22 percent increase in tuition next fall, along with a similar jump in required fees. The tuition increase is less than half of what students absorbed this school year, but it’s still unacceptable. Oregon residents will pay $172 per credit per term next fall. Nonresident students will pay […]
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State issues more bonds for UO Knight campus, OSU’s Bend expansion

Lawmakers voted Saturday to chip in more state cash for two of Oregon’s signature higher education projects. The Legislature approved $20 million in state debt for the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon, and $39 million to build a second academic building at Oregon State University’s Cascades […]
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OSU-Cascades asks lawmakers to back $39M for campus

University presidents ask for funds for all educational construction requests. Oregon State University-Cascades supporters came to the Capitol on Friday to make a pitch for $39 million in state bonds to keep the expansion of the new campus on track. Source: OSU-Cascades asks lawmakers to back $39M for campus; University presidents ask for funds for […]
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Preus, Brown: Community college investment pays big dividends

Blue Mountain Community College is joining Oregon’s 16 other community colleges in a legislative request that will allow it to maintain momentum in supporting students to complete their programs and prepare more people for local jobs. The alternative could be cuts in student services and other programs, or larger increases in tuition. Both slow down […]
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Perfect storm taking aim at state’s higher ed

A perfect storm is brewing in the Oregon public policy environment. When that storm makes landfall, Oregon’s higher education system will be devastated. For years, fully funding the state’s public universities has been a struggle. It wasn’t always like this. In the early 1960s pictured in the movie “Animal House,” for instance, the government typically […]
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Editorial: OSU-Cascades should get bond funding it needs

It was good news to hear badly needed bond money may well be coming the way of OSU-Cascades during the short legislative session that will begin Monday. Both Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, and House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, say they believe the state likely will have the money to issue some $39 million in […]
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Community colleges ask legislature for $32 million

Blue Mountain Community College is joining colleges statewide in a request for additional money to be allocated during the upcoming short session. Oregon’s community colleges are asking the legislature to allocate an additional $32 million to them during the upcoming short session. Source: Community colleges ask legislature for $32 million

Moody’s warns that lackluster state support will strain public university budgets

The credit rating agency said paltry state investment in higher education could strain the budgets of public colleges and universities this year, with small schools bearing the brunt of the impact. Source: Washington Post

Student success: common ground

Winter term started on Monday at Treasure Community College and we are excited to see student numbers are holding steady. In fact, as of Thursday this last week it looks like enrollment is 5 percent higher. This is good news. And it was good news I was able to share with state leaders during my […]
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