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Key Performance Measures

Oregon state agencies, including the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), are required to develop Key Performance Measures (KPMs) to guide state investment in agency programs. For the HECC, our measures include indicators related to college access, affordability, completion, and the impact of postsecondary education and training. In an effort to support improvements in equity, we focus on data by race/ethnicity in numerous measures.

The HECC’s Office of Research and Data prepares and tracks the agency KPMs and provides annual updates to the Commission, the Legislative Fiscal Office, and the Department of Administrative Services. Read the most recent Key Performance Measure Summary and Report below.

HECC 2023 KPM Summary Presentation
HECC 2023 Key Performance Measures Report 


The HECC has 17 KPMs, 15 of which provide a dashboard to track progress toward the state’s educational attainment goal and the factors that lead to that goal, including progress made toward achieving it equitably.

The college access or K-12 to postsecondary educational pathway measures include:

  • Number of accelerated learning credits earned per high school graduate
  • The percentage of public high school graduates enrolling in postsecondary education, overall and by race/ethnicity

The affordability measures are:

  • The percentage of students, overall and by race/ethnicity, whose expected cots are greater than their expected resources.

The completion measures include:

  • The percentage of students, overall and by race/ethnicity, completing degrees, certificates, or transfers
  • The percentage of workforce training completers with employment

The economic mobility-related measures include:

  • Earnings of degree and certificate completers five years after completion, overall and by race/ethnicity

The remaining two measures are required of all agencies. These include measuring the Commission’s use of best board/commission practices and the agency’s customer service.

KPM Reports