Community College Support Fund (CCSF) Distribution
Oregon's community college distribution formula is designed to provide a financial foundation to support undergraduate and lower-division education, career technical education, remedial education, local response to workforce training, and other educational services necessary at the local and state level.
The primary principle guiding the CCSF distribution formula is equitable distribution of public resources per student, with public resources defined as state resources plus local property tax.
The state support provided to community colleges is distributed based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) students enrolled at each college, and this distribution is affected by the amount of local property tax imposed by each college. A portion of the funding is weighted to provide a base amount for small colleges, and a portion of the funds are taken off the top for categorical programs. Hobby and recreation classes are excluded from the distribution formula.
The HECC's process and distribution of CCSF is described in the 2021-23 State Funding and Formula Summary, which provides key information on university and community college funding processes and the inputs that go into these allocations.
The HECC’s method to allocate CCSF for general education programs to Oregon’s community colleges is described in: