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