Southwestern Oregon Community College

Tel: (541)888-2525
2,376 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:
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Southwestern Oregon Community College serves 2,376 students (59.93% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 33%.
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Southwestern Oregon Community College is the only community colleges within Coos County, OR.
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The nearest community college is Umpqua Community College (46.73 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 105 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Southwestern Oregon Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 105 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 2,376 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.27 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,376 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 1,424 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 952 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
7%
7%
% Black
1%
12%
% White
64%
57%
% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
19%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,184 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,184 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,184 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,184 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 395 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
89%
Source: 2005 (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 $3,998 per year for in-state students and $7,980 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,436 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
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 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Concorde Career College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.