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.

School Highlights

Southwestern Oregon Community College serves 2,157 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 46%.

Top Rankings

Southwestern Oregon Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Oregon for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 127 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southwestern Oregon Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty127 staff108 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southwestern Oregon Community College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The Southwestern Oregon Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,157 students2,061 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:144:1
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# Full-Time Students949 students853 students
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# Part-Time Students1,208 students1,208 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
395142
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
11%
13%
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% Black
1%
4%
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% White
68%
54%
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% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
17%
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Diversity Score0.520.66
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College Completion Rate
41%
20%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$32,200
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Tuition Cost 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 stayed relatively flat 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 stayed relatively flat 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 Aid91%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,425
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,406
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southwestern Oregon Community College is Umpqua Community College (46.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,703 students | 46.70 Mi1140 Umpqua College Rd.
    Roseburg, OR 97470
    (541) 440-4600
    46.702,703
  • 9,029 students | 74.40 Mi4000 E 30th Ave
    Eugene, OR 97405
    (541) 463-3000
    74.409,029
  • 4,842 students | 80.40 Mi3345 Redwood Hwy
    Grants Pass, OR 97527
    (541) 956-7501
    80.404,842
  • 409 students | 82.40 Mi400 SE College Way
    Newport, OR 97366
    (541) 265-2283
    82.40409
  • 10,347 students | 100.20 Mi6500 Pacific Blvd SW
    Albany, OR 97321
    (541) 917-4811
    100.2010,347
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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 $13,361 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Concorde Career College-Portland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.