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Informing Progress Toward Oregon’s State Goals

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission is responsible for conducting data collection, analysis, reporting, and research on all sectors of postsecondary education in Oregon. The HECC data resources are used to inform policy and funding decisions, and to uphold important requirements for transparency and accountability in an effort to achieve Oregon's state goals for higher education.​

Oregon Educational Attainment Data​

  • Progress toward Oregon's 40-40-20 Education Goals, the state's Adult Educational Attainment Goal, and other key educational attainment data.

Statewide Higher Education Snapshots

  • The Statewide Higher Education Snapshots are an annual resource highlighting key public higher education data for Oregonians. The Snapshots include 27 reader friendly one-page data visualizations that illustrate higher education measures related to enrollment, affordability, and outcomes for all Oregon resident learners, with a particular focus on underserved populations.  

Key Performance Measures

  • As part of its effort to create a culture of accountability and transparency, the state of Oregon measures the performance and outcomes of state government activities. Each agency, including the HECC, is required to develop Key Performance Metrics to guide state investment in agency programs. 

Higher Education Progress Indicators

  • Perform searches for custom data sets using the Data Mart and the data submission portal. Updated annually in September.

Research and Data Links 

  • ​​Links to state and national partners and research organizations.​​

Voluntary Framework of Accountablity

  • ​​The Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) is a relatively new national accountability system to measure how two-year colleges perform in serving their students.
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Search Oregon Community College Data

Student Data on Enrollment, Demographics, and Completion

Find answers to questions about student enrollment, demographics, and completion of degrees and certificates at Oregon public colleges and universities. Updated annually in October.

Funding Data
Review historical data on state funding for public higher education. Updated annually in February.​
Tuition and Fee Data 
Review historical tuition and fee information for Oregon community colleges and universities. Updated annually in August.
State Financial Aid Data
Explore data related the Oregon Opportunity Grant and the Oregon Promise. Updated annually.  
Scholarship and Outreach Data
Explore data related to Oregon scholarships and outreach administered by the HECC. Updated annually.​
Statewide Longitudinal Data System​​

​The SLDS is a longitudinal data system, meaning it links data about students as they move through school and the workforce.​​

Contact Us 

Find HECC staff contact information by frequent topics of interest

Staff directory for Office of Research and Data​ 

 

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