Southwestern Oregon Community College

1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Tel: (541)888-2525
2,316 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 2,316 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Southwestern Oregon Community College is the only community colleges within Coos County, OR.
The nearest community college is Umpqua Community College (46.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 127 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
College 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
Total Faculty 127 staff
62 staff
Southwestern Oregon Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 2,316 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,316 students 1,371 students
Southwestern Oregon Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
22:1
Southwestern Oregon Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,089 students
779 students
Southwestern Oregon Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 1,227 students
1,083 students
Southwestern Oregon Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Southwestern Oregon Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
Southwestern Oregon Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
1%
5%
Southwestern Oregon Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
2%
20%
Southwestern Oregon Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% White
64%
49%
Southwestern Oregon Community College White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Southwestern Oregon Community College Hawaiian (2010-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
Southwestern Oregon Community College More (2009-2014)
% Unknown races
22%
6%
Southwestern Oregon Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
Southwestern Oregon Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.59 0.70
Southwestern Oregon Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,355 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,355 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,355 $5,664
Southwestern Oregon Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,355 $10,360
Southwestern Oregon Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 395 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95%
90%
Southwestern Oregon Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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 $13,575 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 0.49, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Heald College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.