The Oregon Impact Map is an interactive map that tells the story of the University of Oregon’s fiscal and community impact in every Oregon county, legislative district, and congressional district. The tool displays data regarding UO students, alumni, financial aid received, and other informative topics in a customized and organized format.
The map has been updated with the latest data available to reflect the impact of the UO on Oregon’s 36 counties as well as newly adopted congressional and legislative districts, including the new 6th Congressional District.
Data overview: During the FY21-22 academic year, UO students received more than 8,600 financial awards statewide totaling $120 million in federal, state, and institutional financial aid, and the map breaks down these allocations by district and county. Also featured in each jurisdiction is the number of students who receive the federal Pell Grant, the Oregon Opportunity Grant, and those participating in Pathway Oregon, UO’s program that ensures academically qualified Pell Grant-eligible Oregonians will have their tuition and fees paid through a combination of federal, state and university funds. Statewide in the current FY22-23 academic year, 2,082 students are Pathway Oregon participants.
The map also projects the number of placements over a seven-year period of the UO’s Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps program. This program, administered through the UO’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement, is an interdisciplinary institute that assists Oregon communities by providing planning and technical assistance to help solve local issues and improve the quality of life for Oregon residents.
Additionally, the map depicts by county or district the distribution of UO employees per region and where UO’s 121,000 alumni living in Oregon reside.
Project collaborators: The Oregon Impact Map is a collaboration between the UO Location Innovation Lab, the Department of Geography’s InfoGraphics Lab, the Office of Institutional Research, the Institute for Policy, Research and Engagement, and Government and Community Relations.