Community College Funding
Funding for Oregon’s 17 community colleges supports the institutions in meeting needs for local, regional and state-level economic and workforce development.
The primary sources of funding for community colleges are state funding, tuition revenue, and local property tax revenue, with state support currently accounting for a minority of total revenue.
The HECC is responsible for developing a biennial funding recommendation to the Oregon Governor for the state’s public 17 community colleges, including operational support and capital construction financing, and allocating appropriated funds.
The HECC Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital works closely with campuses and partners in these responsibilities. The office also works closely with the Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development on community college funding.
Community College Support Fund (CCSF):
CCSF is the primary source of state funding supporting educational and operational expenses at Oregon’s 17 community colleges. The CCSF distribution formula aims for equitable distribution of public resources per student, taking into account both CCSF and local property tax dollars.
This fund provides investment in a range of educational activities, including associate degrees, transferable postsecondary undergraduate coursework, career and technical education, pre-college, adult basic education, literacy, and local workforce training.
Capital Construction and Deferred Maintenance:
The HECC Office or Postsecondary Finance and Capital (PFC) coordinates the process for developing state budget recommendations for capital investments and state-funded debt for Oregon’s community colleges. Read more about capital funding here.
The HECC Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) administers several federal grants supporting education and workforce programs, including those authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the U.S. Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins).