Southwestern Oregon Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,646
2.92% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,758
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.11%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,443
56.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
34.1%
138 Graduates

About

Southwestern Oregon Community College is a higher education institution located in Coos County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Southwestern Oregon Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (138 degrees awarded), General Studies (48 degrees), and Registered Nursing (43 degrees).

In 2022, 439 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Oregon Community College. 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (317 degrees), 6.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $4,646, which is $−3,466 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $4,646, which is $−3,466 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,758.

In 2022, 72% of undergraduate students attending Southwestern Oregon Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 20% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,646
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College was $4,646. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $−3,466 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,758
2022 Value
14.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwestern Oregon Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,758. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwestern Oregon Community College grew by 14.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,775
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Oregon Community College was of $7,775 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.58% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

72%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
20%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

72% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Oregon Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 7.69% with respect to 2021, when 78% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.11%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Oregon Community College was 4.11%, which represents 14 out of the 341 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Southwestern Oregon Community College had a total enrollment of 1,443 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 819 students and the part-time enrollment is 624. This means that 56.8% of students enrolled at Southwestern Oregon Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Oregon Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.8% White, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7% Two or More Races, 2.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.87% Black or African American, 1.8% Asian, and 0.901% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Oregon Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.8%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

56.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,443 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 819 and the part-time enrollment is 624. This means that 56.8% of students enrolled at Southwestern Oregon Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southwestern Oregon Community College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Southwestern Oregon Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    935 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    196 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    101 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 64.8% White, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7% Two or More Races, 2.77% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.87% Black or African American, 1.8% Asian, and 0.901% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 60 students (4.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 111 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern Oregon Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern Oregon Community College is white (317 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Southwestern Oregon Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (138 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (48 degrees) and Registered Nursing (43 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Oregon Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (186 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Registered nurses (1,411,866 people), Medical & health services managers (161,636 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,998 people), Police officers (137,215 people), and Pharmacists (135,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College in 2022 are Communication Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (186 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (37 degrees), and Protective Services (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Communication Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (186 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (37 degrees), and Protective Services (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,534,651 people), Elementary & secondary schools (381,183 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (344,930 people), Outpatient care centers (260,250 people), and Offices of physicians (212,967 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Communication Technologies (14 degrees awarded), Precision Production (43 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (186 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (37 degrees), and Protective Services (12 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 138 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Southwestern Oregon Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 138 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

164
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
275
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 164 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oregon Community College, which is 0.596 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (275).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.516 times less than the 91 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.94 times more than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

25%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 25% of students graduating from Southwestern Oregon Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 34% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwestern Oregon Community College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.17% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    317 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    50 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Oregon Community College is white (317 degrees awarded). There were 6.34 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (50 degrees).

2.51% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    205 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    112 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern Oregon Community College is white female (205 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (112 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Oregon Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 182k (7.73%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Southwestern Oregon Community College had a total salary expenditure of 39.4M. Southwestern Oregon Community College employs 18 Assistant professors, 14 Professors and 13 Associate professors. Most academics at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Female Assistant professor (11), Male Professor (10), and Male Associate professor (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 22 employees, Service, with 19 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

Endowment

$2.36M
2022 Endowment
5%
decline from 2021

Southwestern Oregon Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Oregon Community College declined 5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.85M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.3M
2022 Salaries
8.13%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southwestern Oregon Community College paid a median of $12.3M in salaries, which represents 31.2% of their overall expenditure ($39.4M) and a 8.13% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.09M
Instructional Salaries
48
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwestern Oregon Community College paid a total of $3.09M to 48 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
22 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College were Assistant professor with 18 employees, Professor with 14 employees, and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 22 employees, Service with 19 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 16 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College was Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, Male Professor with 10 employees, and Male Associate professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwestern Oregon Community College.

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