Funding Focus May Change for State Universities
Oregon has allocated more than $3.2 million to schools in the University system based on the number of specific degrees awarded last year. This relatively new approach to funding may become more routine in the future.
Southern Oregon University received $209,000 in outcomes-based funding that was linked to degrees earned by Oregon residents and traditionally underserved students at S.O.U.
This relatively small source of funds may grow following a recommendation from the Governor’s Education Funding Team and similar changes across the nation. Officials say Oregon may allocate as much as 30 percent of its higher education budget in the next biennium to schools based on results, rather than enrollment.