How colleges and universities in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley are tackling enrollment issues

Aug. 2022: Oregon’s college enrollment statewide had its worst figures in three years, down 3.3% in 2020 to 5.5% in 2022, according to data analysts at Scholaroo, a scholarship search tool.

Compared to other states, Oregon’s 2022 decline was the 10th highest in the nation. Only eight states saw an increase in enrollment.

But institutions in the Mid-Willamette Valley have seen varying effects, with community colleges, private universities and state schools impacted and responding differently.

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Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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