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Higher Education in Oregon

Mt. Hood from Lookout Mountain. (Photo courtesy Aubree Gustafson)

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State Board of Higher Education
Address: PO Box 3175, Eugene 97403-0175
Phone: 541-346-5749
Fax: 541-346-5790
Web: www.ous.edu/state_board

Contact: Marcia Stuart, Associate Board Secretary

 

The Oregon State Board of Higher Education is the statutory governing board of the Oregon University System. It has 12 members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. Eight lay members are appointed for four-year terms, two faculty members are appointed for two-year terms and two students are appointed for two-year terms.

 

Members
Matthew W. Donegan, President, Portland, 2013 (term expires); Jill W. Eiland, Vice President, Portland, 2013; Dr. Lynda M. Ciuffetti, Corvallis, 2014; Brianna R. Coulombe, La Grande, 2013; Dr. Orcilia Z. Forbes, Portland, 2014; Allyn C. Ford, Roseburg, 2013; James L. Francesconi, Portland, 2016; Farbodd A. Ganjifard, Corvallis, 2013; Paul J. Kelly, Jr., Portland, 2015; Dr. James Middleton, Bend, 2016; Dr. Emily J. Plec, Monmouth, 2013; Kirk E. Schueler, Bend, 2013; David V. Yaden, Portland, 2016.

 

Oregon University System
Melody Rose, Interim Chancellor
Address: PO Box 3175, Eugene 97403
Phone: 541-346-5794
Fax: 541-346-5764
Web: www.ous.edu
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov

 

The Oregon University System is headed by the chancellor and consists of staff who provide services to the seven campuses of the Oregon University System. Staff also link the system to the other agencies of Oregon state government and discharge those duties that the State Board of Higher Education has not explicitly delegated to the campuses.


Oregon has seven public universities: the University of Oregon, Eugene; Oregon State University, Corvallis; Portland State University, Portland; Eastern Oregon University, La Grande; Southern Oregon University, Ashland; Western Oregon University, Monmouth; and Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls.


Oregon faces formidable challenges in the coming decades: the globalization of the knowledge economy, the need for a bachelor’s degree to compete for family wage jobs, and a dramatically changing demographic landscape, which combine to create a set of new and compelling demands. The OUS’s long-range plan is framed around four broad goals:


1. Create in Oregon an educated citizenry to support responsible roles in a democratic society and provide a globally competitive workforce to drive the state’s economy, while ensuring access for all qualified Oregonians to a quality postsecondary education,


2. Ensure high-quality student learning leading to subsequent student success,


3. Create original knowledge and advance innovation, and


4. Contribute positively to the economic, civic, and cultural life of communities in all regions of Oregon.
State support for higher education was reduced greatly after the passage of Measure 5 in 1990.


Oregon met the requirements to support K–12 education by limiting funding for many programs, but OUS was particularly affected. State support for the Education and General Services program not only failed to grow enough to cover inflation, but it actually declined in nominal dollars. General Fund support of Education and General Services for the 2011–13 biennium was less than it was a decade ago in 2001–03, while enrollment grew by over 25,000 students during this period. As state support for higher education has declined, more of college costs have shifted from the state to students and their families in the form of tuition increases. The Board of Higher Education works with its education and state partners to reinvest in Oregon’s university system to keep tuition increases as low as possible, provide student support services, retain quality faculty and invest in research that positively affects Oregon’s economy.

 

Enrollment at Oregon University System Institutions
Fall 2011 student enrollment:

 

University Enrollment
Eastern Oregon University
4,298
Oregon Institute of Technology
3,911
Oregon State University (includes Cascades Campus)
25,741
Portland State University
28,958
Southern Oregon University
6,744
University of Oregon
24,447
Western Oregon University
6,217
Total Oregon University System enrollmen, Fall 2011
100,316

 

2010-2011 Annual Tuition and Fee Rates
Resident Undergraduate — 15 Credit Hours

 

University:
EOU
OIT
OSU
PSU
SOU
UO
WOU
Total tuition and fees:(1)
$7,238
$8,308
$8,139
$7,653
$7,521
$9,310
$7,989(2)
Full-time instructional faculty:
113
134
833
711
209
856
204
All faculty:(3)
134
152
2,181
1,750
353
1,855
471
Student to full-time faculty ratio(4):
26.3:1
20.3:1
26.2:1
29.6:1
23.8:1
26.6:1
26.2:1

 

1.) Excludes programmatic resource fees


2.) WOU’s Tuition Promise rate is $8,529. This program guarantees the tuition rate will not increase for four years.


3.) All faculty, both full- and part-time, including instructional, research, and public service categories


4.) Student:Faculty ratio is the ratio of fall FTE (calculated as full-time plus one-third part-time
students) to full-time instructional faculty.

 

Source
Oregon University System

 

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