Southwestern Oregon Community College

1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay
OR, 97420-2193
Tel: (541)888-2525
1,950 students
Public institution
The mission of Southwestern Oregon Community College is to provide quality education that helps students achieve their goals. Our programs prepare people to be employable, value life-long learning, and function as good citizens in a rapidly changing world.
School Highlights:
Southwestern Oregon Community College serves 1,950 students (51% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 18%.
Southwestern Oregon Community College is the only community colleges within Coos County, OR.
The nearest community college is Umpqua Community College (46.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwestern Oregon Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,950 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,950 students
1,303 students
Southwestern Oregon Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,000 students
832 students
Southwestern Oregon Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 950 students
1,036 students
Southwestern Oregon Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwestern Oregon Community College sch enrollment Southwestern Oregon Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Southwestern Oregon Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
8%
7%
Southwestern Oregon Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
-
11%
Southwestern Oregon Community College Black (2006-2011)
% White
85%
66%
Southwestern Oregon Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Southwestern Oregon Community College More (2009-2012)
Southwestern Oregon Community College sch ethnicity Southwestern Oregon Community College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.27 0.44
Southwestern Oregon Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,764 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,764 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,764 $5,845
Southwestern Oregon Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,764 $10,047
Southwestern Oregon Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Southwestern delivers real-world education and training essential for a highly skilled workforce. Southwestern is located within two miles of the Pacific Ocean in an area of scenic beauty and mild climate. The 153-acre institution lies completely within the city of Coos Bay and is bordered on the north and east by the city of North Bend. Southwestern offers Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, One year certificates of completion and less than one year certificates of completion. Southwestern Oregon Community College (Southwestern) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,776 per year for in-state students and $7,536 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $8,958 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oregon is 97%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.32, which is lower than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Concorde Career College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.