higher education

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What would it look like if Oregon’s largest public universities fell into private control? It’s an idea that surfaced recently as a possible way to save the state money. But the people who floated the suggestion also acknowledged that it’s a bit of a long shot.

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The Evergreen State College in Olympia begins this school year with a drop in enrollment and an imminent hiring freeze. The conservative blogosphere is crowing that it's fallout from recent campus unrest, but the university administration disagrees.

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Do Oregon’s public universities need to hire more administrators? If so, they’ll have to explain why—if the governor signs into law a bill the state Senate passed Wednesday.




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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is leaning on the state's public college and universities to curb tuition increases.

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The man who has been offered the presidency of Washington State University is a chemical engineer and an Eagle Scout, and the current president of Kansas State University.

“The opportunity to come in as the new president of Washington State and be involved and engaged in helping to build a new publicly-funded medical school is really a tremendously unique opportunity,” Kirk Schulz said in an interview with public radio.

Oregon Senate Approves Tuition Waiver Program

Jul 2, 2015
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Oregon students could soon have an easier time paying for community college. The state Senate passed a bill Thursday that would waive tuition for some high school graduates.

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The head of Idaho's largest university said state support has lagged behind the surge in enrollment in recent years.

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The state of Washington could soon become the fourth in the nation -- after California, Texas and New Mexico -- to allow the children of illegal immigrants to qualify for state-funded college financial aid.

Oregon college students can expect to pay more for their education next fall. The state Board of Higher Education on Friday approved a series of tuition increases at Oregon's eight public university campuses.

The increases vary from school to school but for in-state undergraduates, the tuition hike averages out to between 5 percent and 6 percent.

Universities say the increases are necessary to keep up with rising costs.

But students told the board the price hikes would put a college degree out of reach for more people.

Washington Senate Majority Wants More Higher Ed Funding

Mar 19, 2013
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OLYMPIA, Wash. – The mostly Republican majority in the Washington state Senate want to spend an extra $300 million on higher education. Tuesday, Republican budget-writers unveiled a plan that would increase money universities receive and fully fund the state’s prepaid tuition program.

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