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Higher Ed Board approves Summer 2011 tuition rates, approves mission statements

Contact: Di Saunders, Office: 503-725-5714; Cell: 971-219-6869 

PORTLAND, January 7, 2011 – The State Board of Higher Education met today to, among other items, review tuition and fee rates for Summer term 2011, and mission statements for the Oregon Institute of Technology and Oregon State University.

Summer Tuition
Jan Lewis, OUS assistant vice chancellor for budget operations, reviewed Summer term 2011 tuition and fee rates. The Board approved the tuition rates as noted in the 2011 Summer Session Fee Book; below are resident undergraduate and graduate student rates at 12 credit hours. For more information on Summer tuition rates for other credit levels, specific programs, non-resident rates, and for room and board rates, please see www.ous.edu, Budget Department.

Oregon University System Summer Session Tuition and Fee Rates for 2011 (Resident students)

Annual Rate for 12 credit hours


Summer 2011 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

% increase or decrease from Summer 2010

% increase or decrease from Acad. Year 10-11

Summer 2011 Graduate Tuition & Fees

% increase or decrease over Summer 2010

% increase or decrease from Acad. Year 10-11






















OSU-Cascades Campus (Bend)



































SYSTEM AVERAGE (unweighted)







[1] OIT undergraduate Programmatic and Technology Resource Fees rolled into tuition in 2010-11

[2] WOU resident rates are the 2010 undergraduate Promise rate. The percent increase shown for resident undergraduates compare the 2010 Promise rates to the 2009 Promise rates.

[3] Based on student approval WOU increased incidental and Rec. Center fees for new Wellness & Recreation Center opening in Spring.

Mission Statements    
Bob Turner, OUS associate vice chancellor for academic strategies, presented revised mission statements for Oregon Institute of Technology and Oregon State University which were approved by the Board’s Academic Strategies Committee meeting on November 23, 2010. The Board approved the following mission statements:

OIT Mission Statement
Oregon Institute of Technology, a member of the Oregon University System, offers innovative and rigorous applied degree programs in the areas of engineering, engineering technologies, health technologies, management, and the arts and sciences. To foster student and graduate success, the University provides an intimate, hands-on learning environment, focusing on application of theory to practice. Oregon Tech offers statewide educational opportunities for the emerging needs of Oregon’s citizens and provides information and technical expertise to state, national, and international constituents.

OSU Mission Statement
As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world. This mission is achieved by producing graduates competitive in the global economy, supporting a continuous search for new knowledge and solutions, and maintaining a rigorous focus on academic excellence, particularly in the three Signature Areas: Advancing the Science of Sustainable Earth Ecosystems; Improving Human Health and Wellness; and Promoting Economic Growth and Social Progress.

For additional details on the mission statements and accompanying background and preambles, see the January 7, 2011 board meeting docket materials at www.ous.edu.

In other action and discussion at the meeting, the Board and/or its Committees:

  • Discussed the recently revised Board committee structure. The Board voted to authorize the creation of an Executive Committee and to come back to the Board for action including consensus on the duties of this Committee.
  • Heard reports/statements from the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate, and the Oregon Student Association.

Oregon University System (OUS) comprises seven distinguished public universities and one branch campus, reaching more than one million people each year through on-campus classes, statewide public services, and lifelong learning. The Oregon State Board of Higher Education, the statutory governing board of OUS, is composed of twelve members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Oregon State Senate. For additional information, go to www.ous.edu.

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