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Updates Related to Closures or Planned Closures

Updates Related to Independence University, Utah - 2021

The Office of Degree Authorization (ODA), a unit of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Office of Academic Policy and Authorization (HECC APA), is the state portal entity that authorizes degree-granting colleges in Oregon to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). On August 26, 2021, the HECC was formally notified that Independence University in Utah abruptly closed. This information was provided by the University regarding the closure:

Updates Related to Pioneer Pacific College - 2020

On July 20, 2020, the HECC was formally notified that Pioneer Pacific College in Springfield, Beaverton, and Portland, including Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, plan to close on July 31, 2020. Please see the Questions and Answers (Q&A) document below for more information on the closure.​​

​​Updates Related to the Closure of Concordia University Portland - 2020

Updates Related to Marylhurst University - 2018

Updates Related to the Closure of Oregon ITT Technology Institute​ - 2016

See previous updates regarding the ITT Tech closure here.

Additional transcripts now available:

Previously, transcripts were available to former ITT students that attended only from the years 2001 until the closing in July 2016.  Transcripts are now available to former ITT students that completed a term or graduated form the years 1994 to 2001.  Former students may request a copy of their transcripts online from Parchment, Inc. on their website at:

Public Hearings on Proposed Antici​pated Rule Changes

All information related to public hearings on proposed anticipated rule changes is available on our website here. ​

Individuals may sign up to receive public meeting and hearing email notices, including notices of administrative rules hearing, by joining our mailing list here.​

Other Updates:

Updates on Cosmetology Curriculum Changes (April 2018)