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 2,316 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 28:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 34%.
  • Southwestern Oregon Community College is the only community colleges within Coos County, OR.
  • The nearest community college to Southwestern Oregon Community College is Umpqua Community College (46.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 127 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Southwestern Oregon Community College(OR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty127 staff105 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southwestern Oregon Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southwestern Oregon Community College diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,316 students2,071 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:128:1
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# Full-Time Students1,089 students844 students
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# Part-Time Students1,227 students1,227 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-140
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
1%
4%
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% Hispanic
2%
10%
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% Black
-
2%
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% White
64%
66%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
1%
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% Unknown races
22%
13%
Diversity Score0.540.53
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College Completion Rate
22%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$32,200
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,355 is more than the state average of $5,223. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,355 is less than the state average of $8,497. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,355$5,223
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,355$8,497
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$15,375
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,209$6,156
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Source: 2016 (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.

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Oregon community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oregon is Chemeketa Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.