Higher ed commission: Oregon’s public universities remain relatively pricey and underfunded

Oregon’s seven public universities have some of the highest tuition rates and lowest levels of state funding in the nation, even after recent legislative efforts to shore up their standing.

Oregon currently ranks 39th out of 50 states in support for public universities and 30th in funding for community colleges, according to the commission.

Lawmakers were told tuition and fees at Oregon’s public universities are the highest of 17 Western states, at $12,826. The average for the region is $10,309.

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