This section of the website displays several snapshots on the state of Oregon's progress in postsecondary education as reflected in current data.
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.
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. Consistent data displays are provided for all community colleges combined, all public universities combined, all public institutions, and for each of Oregon’s 17 community colleges and seven public universities. View the snapshots here.
Higher Education Progress Indicators
At the August 2017 public HECC meeting, Dr. Amy Cox, Director of Research and Data for the HECC, presented the agency’s developing work on higher education progress indicators. This data focused on college entry, affordability, retention, completion, and mobility (earnings), and is designed to inform the Commission’s strategic work.
Progress toward Oregon's 40-40-20 Education Goals, the state's Adult Educational Attainment Goal, and other key educational attainment data.