This fact sheet provides statistics comparing Oregon public, for-profit, and nonprofit postsecondary institutions with respect to:
• Enrollment—total vs. students using the GI Bill and DOD Tuition Assistance,
• Dollars received for students using the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance,
• Federal student aid (grants and loans), and
• Select student outcomes—default and graduation rates.
Figure 1 shows that although for-profits enroll a small minority of Oregon students (1%), they attract a larger share of GI Bill beneficiaries (5%). The cohort default rate for Oregon students is much higher at for-profit schools (11.4%) compared to nonprofit (4.4%) institutions but about 1 percentage point lower than at public institutions (12.5%). For-profit schools’ graduation rate (61.9%) 6 years after Oregon students enroll is about the same as public (61.1%) but lower than that of nonprofit institutions (69.5%). The data supporting figure 1 can be found in Table 1.

Table 2 shows the top 15 Oregon institutions in terms of GI Bill revenue. Only 1 for-profit operating in Oregon—American College of Healthcare Sciences at #12—made it into the top 15 list, receiving about $900,000 in GI Bill revenue for its 171 student veterans. Oregon State University and Portland State University were #1 and #2 respectively, with about $7.5 million in GI Bill tuition payments each and enrolling between about 1,200 and 1,400 beneficiaries.

Table 3 looks at the Oregon for-profit institutions receiving the most Post-9/11 GI Bill revenue in 2018. Two for-profits, American College of Healthcare Sciences and Oregon Culinary Institute received about 70% of the approximately $2.1 million in GI Bill revenue paid to the top 5 recipients of such funds. As shown in Table 2, however, the average revenue per beneficiary at American College of Healthcare Sciences ($5,260) was higher than that of 5 Oregon public institutions. In fact, at 4 of the 5 public institutions, the average revenue per beneficiary (ranging from $2,001 to $2,347) was less than half of that at American College of Healthcare Sciences. The lower average revenue per beneficiary reflects lower tuition at these public institutions compared to American College of Healthcare Sciences.

View the PDF for the tables and full content, as well as description of the data used in this fact sheet (under “sources”).

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