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Higher Education Coordination Commission

Funding Data and History

Interested in Oregon's investment in postsecondary education and training? Here you can find links to state and national reports that the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) uses regularly to assess and administer funding. Understanding how the system is funded helps inform future decisions to serve Oregon students and workforce training participants.

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State Budget and Legislative Outcomes

Every two years, Oregon sets the budgets for state agencies. The HECC’s authorities include the development of biennial budget recommendations for public postsecondary education and workforce training in Oregon.

At the end of a budgetary legislative session, the HECC provides a summary of the budget and legislative decisions that impact higher education and workforce training. The HECC Legislative Summary is located on the page linked to below. This document also includes summaries of the budget and of key legislation that was approved.

Legislative Resources and Budget Development

You can also explore historical information on postsecondary education and training in the presentations the HECC gives to the Legislature.

State Funding and Distribution Formulas: Oregon Public Colleges and Universities

The HECC Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital (PFC) publishes a State Funding and Formula Summary after the conclusion of each budget-setting legislative session. This report is a reference document and includes both institutional support for the public institutions and capital funding. It also provides detailed information on how the community college and public university funding distribution formulas work. View the most recent summary below.
State Funding and Formula Summary, 2023-25
State Funding and Formula Summary, 2021-23

This information was previously presented as a budget report that was specific to the universities. For budget reports from past two year budget cycles, please see the public university funding page or contact our office.

Additional Information

National Reports on Public Funding of Higher Education

The following national reports compare Oregon funding to trends nationally.