By . The House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development is considering legislation that would bring more transparency to Oregon’s colleges and universities, including career colleges.
Committee Chair Rep. Michael Dembrow, a Democrat who represents Northeast Portland and Parkrose, said, “We’ll be looking at more transparency in terms of students taking on debt, to make sure they have an understanding of how much they’ll have to pay and their chances of being able to pay.”
Dembrow said one approach would build a statewide database comparing all institutions of higher education by category, with licensing and accreditation information, job placement rates and loan default rates for graduates. Read more...