It looks like college tuition costs are going up in Oregon. The State Board of Higher Education is expected to approve on average a 3% increase in tuition for Oregon's seven universities. The Board will meet Friday to approve the hike. Rates vary by university, but at the University of Oregon it would be a 6% hike, which would increase tuition $500 a year for undergrads. Tuition and fees would be around $9300 a year. Four years ago, it was $6500.