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Higher Education: Public Universities

Wahclella Falls. (Photo courtesy Ann Hubard)

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Overview

Oregon’s public universities serve as educational, scholarly, and research centers that prepare students to succeed in the high-skills workforce and serve the needs of Oregon students and communities. Providing advanced education at the baccalaureate level and beyond is primarily served through the seven Oregon public universities, including one branch campus: 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; the University of Oregon (UO), Eugene; and Western Oregon University (WOU), Monmouth.

 

The public universities have had record enrollment in recent years with a total of 103,074 students for Fall 2013, reflecting the most diverse entering class ever, including international students from 170 countries. In the last 10 years, OUS enrollment has increased almost 30 percent, or by 23,500 students, with five-year growth at 19 percent.

 

2013–2014 Components of Revenue
Public Universities

 

2013–2014 Components of Revenue Public Universities

 

Source: Higher Education Coordinating Commission

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 K–12 schools and 17 community colleges on providing seamless educational pathways for students to access and complete their college goals, enabling them to serve their communities and enhance their careers.

 

 


Note

Beginning on July 1, 2014, the three largest public universities, OSU, PSU, and UO, previously under the authority of the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE), became governed by governor-appointed institutional boards of trustees.

 

The technical and regional universities of the Oregon University System (OUS), EOU, OIT, SOU and WOU, will continue to be governed by the SBHE, which is supported by the OUS chancellor, through June 30, 2015, when they will transition to be governed by individual boards of trustees.

 


 

Oregon State University
Edward J. Ray, President
Address: 634 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis 97331-2128
Phone: 541-737-4133
Web: www.oregonstate.edu; www.osucascades.edu
OSU Board of Trustees: www.oregonstate.edu
Fall 2013 Headcount Enrollment: 27,925
2013–2014 Tuition and Fees: $8,274
OSU-Cascades Fall 2013 Enrollment: 936
OSU-Cascades 2013–2014 Tuition and Fees: $7,023


Portland State University
Wim Wiewel, President
Address: PO Box 751, Portland 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-4419; Toll-free: 1-800-547-8887
Web: www.pdx.edu
PSU Board of Trustees: www.pdx.edu
Fall 2013 Enrollment: 28,766
2013–2014 Tuition and Fees: $7,818


University of Oregon
Scott Coltrane, Interim President
Address: 110 Johnson Hall, Eugene 97403
Phone: 541-346-3036
Web: www.uoregon.edu
UO Board of Trustees: trustees.uoregon.edu
Fall 2013 Enrollment: 24,548
2013–2014 Tuition and Fees: $9,703


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.


State Board of Higher Education
Address: PO Box 751, Portland 97207
Email: ryan_hagemann@ous.edu
Website: www.ous.edu/state_board


Members of the State Board of Higher Education, the statutory governing board of the four technical and regional universities of the Oregon University System (EOU, OIT, SOU, and WOU) through June 30, 2015, are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. Board members are: Chair David Yaden, 2016; James Baumgartner, 2018; Jim Francesconi, 2016; Lisa Graham, 2018; Brittany Kenison, 2015; Jim Middleton, Kelley Minty Morris, 2018; 2016; David Nelson, 2015; Emily Plec, 2015; William Thorndike, 2018 and Shea Washington, 2018.


Eastern Oregon University
Jay Kenton, Interim President
Address: One University Blvd., La Grande 97850-2899
Phone: 541-962-3512; Toll-free: 1-800-452-8639
Web: www.eou.edu
Fall 2013 Enrollment: 4,157
2013–2014 Tuition and Fees: $7,470


Oregon Institute of Technology
Christopher Maples, President
Address: 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls 97601-8801
Phone: 541-885-1000
Web: www.oit.edu
Fall 2013 Enrollment: 4,414
2013–2014 Tuition and Fees: $8,480


Southern Oregon University
Roy H. Saigo, President
Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland 97520
Phone: 541-552-7672
Web: www.sou.edu
Fall 2013 Enrollment: 6,140
2013–2014 Tuition and Fees: $7,733


Western Oregon University
Mark D. Weiss, President
Address: 345 N Monmouth Ave., Monmouth 97361
Phone: 503-838-8888
Web: www.wou.edu
Fall 2013 Enrollment: 6,188
2013–2014 Tuition and Fees: $8,214


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.

 

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