Oregon Promise: An Early Adopter Focused on Broadening Access

Posted by Research For Action on February 10, 2020 at 9:24 AM

Oregon Promise is a state-funded, student grant program launched by legislation in 2015. The program was championed by several state legislators with input from community college presidents. Those involved with the design and implementation of the program noted that it was inspired by both President Obama’s call for free community college and the Tennessee Promise, which has been providing tuition-free community college statewide to recent high school graduates since 2015.

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