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Private Postsecondary

​​​​​​​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.​​​

Authorized Oregon independent colleges and universities, with exemption from regulation

Authorized Oregon private colleges and universities