Updates and Consumer Alerts
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 the Art Institute of Portland - 2018
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: