Southwestern Oregon Community College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 127 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Southwestern Oregon Community College||(OR) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs|
|Total Faculty||127 staff||105 staff|
|Total Enrollment||2,316 students||2,071 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||18:1||28:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,089 students||844 students|
|# Part-Time Students||1,227 students||1,227 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||140|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,700||$32,200|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Southwestern Oregon Community College is Umpqua Community College (46.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,392 students | 46.70 Mi1140 College Rd.
Roseburg,  OR  97470
- 26,215 students | 74.40 Mi4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene,  OR  97405
- 5,099 students | 80.60 Mi3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass,  OR  97527
- 489 students | 84.30 Mi400 SE College Way
South Beach,  OR  97366
- 5,314 students | 100.20 Mi6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany,  OR  97321
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.