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. Oregon’s higher education system enrolls hundreds of thousands of students in seven public universities, 17 community colleges, the Oregon Health & Science University, over 50 private colleges and universities and many private career and trade schools.

Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Ben Cannon, Executive Director
Address: 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem 97310-0203
Phone: 503-378-5690

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