Higher Education

Reser Stadium football sculpture
Reser Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Prospective students and families in Oregon can choose from a wide variety of postsecondary education options to earn degrees, certificates and training to build their futures and achieve their career goals. Orego​n’s higher education system enrolls hundreds of thousands of students in seven public universities, 17 community colleges, the Oregon Health & Science University, 42 private colleges and universities and many private career and trade schools.

Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Ben Cannon, Executive Director
Address: 3225 25th St. SE, Salem 97302
Phone: 503-378-5690
Agenc​y Website​

For information about the HECC’s duties and responsibilities, see HECC entry in the Executive section.