Monday, September 26, 2016

Oregon's largest universities see 'mediocre' graduation rates as a problem

Oregonian article by Andrew Theen
Thousands of college freshman start classes this month at Oregon's three largest public universities, and if history repeats itself, more than half will not have a degree in four years.
And by 2022, chances are, roughly one-third of this year's full-time freshman will still remain degreeless.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

U.S. News & World Report college rankings: How Oregon schools fared

U.S. News & World Report issued its 2015 college rankings Tuesday, and Oregon schools made a showing.
No Oregon campus made the top tier of best schools overall. The University of Oregon scored highest on that list among Oregon schools, earning a No. 106 ranking in a seven-way tie.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Oregon had close eye on ITT Tech before its demise

ITT Tech, the for-profit higher education giant that crumbled under federal regulation and oversight this week, was also under scrutiny from Oregon officials before its demise.
The state's Higher Education Coordinating Commission has some oversight powers, including the ability to approve applications allowing schools to continue awarding degrees every two years. ITT's degree approval had just expired Aug. 31.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Portland students' protest forces public talk about school bond, walkout planned

Portland teens forced school board members to publicly explain why they are delaying a bond to fix their crumbling, overcrowded high school by threatening a sit-in at Tuesday's board meeting.
The Lincoln High School students, who were about 30-strong at the meeting, want the board to put a $750 million construction bond on November's ballot. The deadline to place measures on that ballot is Thursday.