Oregon leaders like Obama's higher ed plan

Oregon leaders like Obama's higher ed plan

President Obama's plan to improve higher education access is similar to Oregon's efforts, state officials said.

Oregon college graduates leave school with an average of $25,497 in debt, a vestige from rising education costs that have reached nearly $21,000 annually for an in-state undergraduate who lives on campus.

“We are very aligned with (his plan),” said Hilda Rosselli, deputy director of college and career readiness for the Oregon Education Investment Board. “I felt sometimes like I was reading the notes from what we’ve been working on.”

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