Oregon’s colleges have some of the worst finances in the nation


Oregon’s public colleges are enduring some of the most dire financial straits in the nation, a new report says.

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Oregon’s public colleges are enduring some of the most dire financial straits in the nation, a new report says.

Since 2007, Oregon’s universities and community colleges were flooded with the most staggering enrollment gains of any state: the equivalent of 36 percent more full-time students, according to the report by the Association of State Higher Education Executive Officers.

But higher education in Oregon didn’t get an infusion of money, so colleges had to raise tuition, limit financial aid and spend a lot less per student, the report says.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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