Institution Support Funding
The HECC is responsible for coordinating funding for Oregon’s 7 public universities,
supporting the institutions in preparing Oregon students with the degrees and
training they need to succeed in a 21st century economy, and meeting
local, regional and state innovation and research needs.
The primary sources of funding for public universities are state
funding, tuition revenue, and federal and other revenue, with state funding
currently accounting for a minority of total revenues.
HECC is specifically responsible for development of biennial funding recommendations
to the Oregon Governor for state funding including the Public University
Support Fund, Public University State Programs, Statewide Public Service
Programs, and capital investments. The HECC is also responsible for fiscal
reporting and analysis, and the allocation of state funding to the seven public
universities. The Office of Postsecondary Finance and Capital carries out this work.
University Support Fund: The primary fund for state support of
operational expenses at Oregon’s public universities is the Public University Support
The allocation of state funding to the seven Oregon public
universities is determined using the Student Success and Completion Model
(SSCM), a model developed and approved by the HECC through a collaborative
process with the universities and stakeholders. This funding model focuses on
completions and student support, as well as other state priorities.
State Funding and Formula Summary: This report is a reference document containing the Legislatively Approved Budget (LAB) state appropriations and includes both institutional support and capital funding. It also provides detailed information on how the community college and public university funding formulas work. This report is replacing the former Budget Report Summary (BRS)
Public University Budget Report Summary (BRS): This is a reference document containing Legislatively Approved Budget (LAB) allocations of state appropriations. The BRS provides detailed funding allocation information, legislative bill summaries and institutions’ budgets of Statewide Public Service, self-support, and tuition and fee revenues. Beginning with the 2021-23 biennium this document has bee nreplaced with the State Funding and Formula Summary.
Engineering Technology Sustaining Funds: The document below summarizes State appropriations and allocations made via the Engineering Technology Sustaining Funds (ETSF), the largest component among the Public University State Programs.
Universities are generally responsible for setting annual tuition and
fees. However, should the combined annual increase in resident undergraduate
tuition and mandatory enrollment fees exceed 5% for a public university, the
HECC, or the Oregon Legislature, must approve the increase.