ODA-Authorized Oregon Private Colleges and Universities
The HECC Office of Degree Authorization (ODA) serves as the state regulator that approves degree-granting private institutions to operate in this state. Without approval or explicit exemption from regulation from the HECC, a school cannot legally operate in our state, or offer valid degrees or certificates to Oregonians.
A partner to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission is the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (The Alliance). The Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization representing and serving seventeen regionally accredited, private, nonprofit, independent colleges and universities in Oregon.