• 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 2,053 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 44%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,053 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,355
  • Out-state tuition: $5,355
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 278 teachers has grown by 131% over five years.
Southwestern Oregon Community College
(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
278 staff
221 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwestern Oregon Community College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Southwestern Oregon Community College diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,053 students
1,721 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
23:1
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# Full-Time Students
901 students
873 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,152 students
848 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
396 students
297 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
12%
14%
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% Black
2%
3%
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% White
63%
56%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
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% Two or more races
6%
5%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
11%
13%
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Diversity Score
0.57
0.64
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College Completion Rate
37%
21%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,700
$32,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,355 is more than the state average of $4,676. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,355 is less than the state average of $7,715. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,355
$4,676
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,355
$7,715
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
83%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$13,207
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,334
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
84%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,053 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,355
  • Out-state tuition: $5,355
  • Student:teacher ratio: 7:1
  • Minority enrollment: 37%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Oregon public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,676 per year for in-state students and $7,715 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,004 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Carrington College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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