Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR 97520

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 6,243
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 7%
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,200 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

78%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Southern Oregon University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,766 applications and 2,163 students were granted admission. Southern Oregon University is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 38% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 79% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT900 to 1130
ACT19 to 25

Application Fee

$60
Undergrad students
$60
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Southern Oregon University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $21,460 and in-state students paid $6,813.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$8,939
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$6,813
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$21,460
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of Southern Oregon University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 40% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,286 (which is 3.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Southern Oregon University in 2016-2017, was 398, which is 53% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,676 (which is 7.1% above the national average.)

$4,286
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$5,676
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
89%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Southern Oregon University has enrolled a total of 6,243 students (3,912 students full-time and 2,331 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,243 students, 546 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 39% men and 61% women and 5,607 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 636 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 379 students for distance studies.

6,243
Total Enrollment
546
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 49%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 28%

Hispanic: 9%

Two or more races: 7%

Non-resident alien: 3%

Black/African American: 2%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Southern Oregon University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 55% 587
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 23% 249 51
Natural Resources And Conservation 6% 66
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 31
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 2% 25
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 2% 21
Health Professions And Related Programs 2% 21
Social Sciences 1% 6
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 0% 4
Psychology 0% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

39%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Southern Oregon University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
58%
Dropout rate
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Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$27,500
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Southern Oregon University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,500. Last year, out of the total 1,465 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,304 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,853 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,594 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,500 $37,200
Employment Rate 89% 86%
Total Graduates 1,465 1,853

Campus Location

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