The Oregon Legislature entrusts the HECC with research and analysis of higher education policy questions of interest to the state. In many cases, the agency’s role is to convene partners to research and evaluate a specific topic and report recommendations. In addition, the Commission c​harges work groups, subcommittees, and task forces of its members to develop recommendations on higher education topics relevant for its strategic plan and state goals, and the agency develops additional reports for the public.

A selection of frequently cited reports developed by work groups and/or committees of the Commission is listed here. This list does not include legislative testimony, updates, and presentations given to legislative committees on the items below; for all such testimony, see the Oregon Legislative Information System. For additional Commission reports, see Past Meeting Materials.