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Higher Education: Public Universities

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Oregon’s public universities serve as educational, scholarly and research centers that prepare students to succeed in the 21st century workforce and serve the needs of Oregon students and communities. Providing education at the baccalaureate level and beyond, the seven Oregon public universities include Eastern Oregon University (EOU), La Grande; Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), Klamath Falls and Wilsonville; Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis and Bend; Portland State University (PSU), Portland; Southern Oregon University (SOU), Ashland; University of Oregon (UO), Eugene; and Western Oregon University (WOU), Monmouth.


In 2014–2015, the public universities collectively awarded 45,151 degrees and certificates across the state. The universities offer bachelor degrees in hundreds of majors and minors, certificate programs, professional programs, graduate programs, as well as research, scholarship, innovation, and public service that directly serve Oregon’s communities and industries and the needs of national and international constituents. The universities work closely with Oregon’s kindergarten through 12th grade schools and 17 community colleges to provide seamless educational pathways for students to access and complete their college goals.


HECC Office of University Coordination
Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97301
Phone: 503-378-5690
Contact: Veronica Dujon, Director, University Academic Planning and Policy;
Andrew Rogers, Director, University Budget and Finance


2015–2016 Components of Revenue
for Public Universities


2015–2016 Components of Revenue for Public Universities


Source: Higher Education Coordinating Commission

The Office of University Coordination, established in 2013, provides coordination related to Oregon’s seven public universities and education sector partners to enhance student success and achieve state educational attainment goals. The office is responsible for coordination, convening, research, resources, and leadership related to university funding and academic, alignment and transfer policy. The finance unit works with campuses on biennial budget recommendations, fiscal analysis to inform policy maker decisions, and allocation of funding to the universities. The academic unit coordinates processes for academic program review and approval, university mission approval, directives and strategies to improve student pathways between institutions and sectors, and additional policy and legislative initiatives to support student success.


As of July 1, 2015, all of Oregon’s public universities, previously under the authority of the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE), are governed by governor-appointed, Senate approved, institutional boards of trustees.



Tuition and fee figures are based on 15 credit hours per term for undergraduate resident students. Certain programs are assessed at different rates than noted. Enrollment numbers are fall, fourth-week enrollment.


Eastern Oregon University
Tom Insko, President
Address: One University Blvd., La Grande 97850-2899
Phone: 541-962-3512; Toll-free: 1-800-452-8639
Board of Trustees:
Fall 2015 Enrollment: 3,488
2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: $7,757


Oregon Institute of Technology
Dr. Nagi Naganathan, President
Address: 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls 97601-8801
Phone: 541-885-1000
Board of Trustees:
Fall 2015 Enrollment: 4,786
Klamath Falls 2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: $8,839
Wilsonville 2015-2016 Tuition and Fees: $7,786


Oregon State University
Edward J. Ray, President
Address: 634 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis 97331-2128
Phone: 541-737-4133
Board of Trustees:
Fall 2015 Headcount Enrollment: 29,576
2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: $10,107
OSU-Cascades Fall 2015 Enrollment: 1,016
OSU-Cascades 2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: $8,790


Portland State University
Wim Wiewel, President
Address: PO Box 751, Portland 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-4419; Toll-free: 1-800-547-8887
Board of Trustees:
Fall 2015 Enrollment: 28,076
2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: $8,124


Southern Oregon University
Linda Schott, President
Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland 97520
Phone: 541-552-7672
Board of Trustees:
Fall 2015 Enrollment: 6,215
2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: $8,145


University of Oregon
Michael H. Schill, President
Address: 110 Johnson Hall, Eugene 97403
Phone: 541-346-3036
Board of Trustees:
Fall 2015 Enrollment: 24,125
2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: $10,289


Western Oregon University
Rex Fuller, President
Address: 345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth 97361
Phone: 503-838-8888
Board of Trustees:
Fall 2015 Enrollment: 5,445
2015–2016 Tuition and Fees: $8,433


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