Southern Oregon University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,505
9.88% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$12,022
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.07%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
78.2%
2,514 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
6,093
55.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
40.1%
257 Graduates

About

Southern Oregon University is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southern Oregon University were General Business Administration & Management (131 degrees awarded), General Psychology (93 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (65 degrees).

In 2019, 1,286 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Oregon University. 61.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (796 degrees), 5.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (153 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Oregon University is $8,505, which is $−13,521 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Oregon University is $8,505, which is $−13,521 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,022.

In 2019, 46% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 66% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,505
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Southern Oregon University was $8,505. The cost of tuition at Southern Oregon University is $−13,521 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$12,022
2019 Value
17.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Southern Oregon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,022. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Southern Oregon University grew by 17.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,047
Room and Board
$999
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Oregon University was of $12,047 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $999. The cost of room and board increased by 1.84% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

46% of undergraduate students at Southern Oregon University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 6.12% with respect to 2018, when 49% 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.
8.07%
2017 Default Rate
112
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Oregon University was 8.07%, which represents 112 out of the 1388 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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Admissions

Southern Oregon University received 2,514 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.54% annual decline. Out of those 2,514 applicants, 1,966 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.2% acceptance rate.

There were 6,093 students enrolled at Southern Oregon University in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Oregon University has an overall enrollment yield of 32.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,966
Accepted Out of 2,514

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Oregon University was 78.2% (1,966 admissions from 2,514 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −9.54%, while admissions declined by −7.48%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
465
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Oregon University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Oregon University has a total enrollment of 6,093 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Oregon University is 3,403 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,690. This means that 55.9% of students enrolled at Southern Oregon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Oregon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.2% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.84% Two or More Races, 2.26% Asian, 1.84% Black or African American, 1.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.821% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Oregon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.82%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.9%), followed by White Male (19.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.68%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

55.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Oregon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,093 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Oregon University is 3,403 and the part-time enrollment is 2,690. This means that 55.9% of students enrolled at Southern Oregon University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2019 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 Southern Oregon University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Southern Oregon University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,545
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    683
  3. Two or More Races
    417

The enrolled student population at Southern Oregon University is 58.2% White, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.84% Two or More Races, 2.26% Asian, 1.84% Black or African American, 1.38% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.821% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 960 students (15.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 306 more women than men received degrees from Southern Oregon University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Oregon University is white (796 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (153 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Oregon University is General Business Administration & Management (131 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (93 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (65 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Oregon University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (144 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,544,080 people), Secondary school teachers (550,320 people), Education administrators (273,963 people), Special education teachers (212,201 people), and Other managers (199,072 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (144 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), and Education (269 degrees).

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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 Southern Oregon University are Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Surgeons, Actuaries, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (144 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), and Education (269 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,896,385 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (390,838 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (189,562 people), Computer Systems Design (123,504 people), and Construction (120,595 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (81 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (144 degrees), Language & Linguistics (31 degrees), and Education (269 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southern Oregon University.
Most Common
  1. 131 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 93 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 65 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Oregon University was General Business Administration & Management with 131 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

490
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
796
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 490 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Oregon University, which is 0.616 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (796).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Oregon University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.18 times more than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 99 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Oregon University in Teacher Education, which is 6.19 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 23% of students graduating from Southern Oregon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Oregon University is Male and Asian (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 3.89% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    796 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    153 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    129 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Oregon University is white (796 degrees awarded). There were 5.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (153 degrees).

11.9% of degree recipients (153 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    497 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    299 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Oregon University is white female (497 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (299 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Oregon University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.55M (4.57%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Southern Oregon University had a total salary expenditure of $97.7M. Southern Oregon University employs 65 Professors, 36 Assistant professors, and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at Southern Oregon University are Male Professors (42), Female Professors(23), and Female Assistant professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Oregon University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 194 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, and Service with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33.8M
2019 Endowment
5.07%
growth from 2018

Southern Oregon University has an endowment valued at about $33.8M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Oregon University grew 5.07% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.66M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.25M - Federal
  2. $317k - State
  3. $264k - Local

As of 2019, Southern Oregon University received $1.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $317k from state grants and contracts, and $264k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38.6M
2019 Salaries
2.82%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Southern Oregon University paid a median of $38.6M in salaries, which represents 39.5% of their overall expenditure ($97.7M) and a 2.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.48% growth from 2017 and a 4.82% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12M
Instructional Salaries
145
Number of Employees

In 2019, Southern Oregon University paid a total of $12M to 145 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
65 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
194 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Oregon University were Professor with 65 employees; Assistant professor with 36 employees; and Assistant professor with 26 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Oregon University were Business and Financial Operations with 194 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees; and Service with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Oregon University was Male Professor with 42 employees, Female Professor with 23 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Southern Oregon University.

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