Southern Oregon University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,427

9.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,924

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

8.53%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

78.5%

2,779 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,191

62% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

37.9%

268 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 (149 degrees awarded), General Psychology (95 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (59 degrees).

In 2017, 1,222 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Oregon University. 63.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (766 degrees), 4.76 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (161 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Oregon University is $7,427, which is $-13,306 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Oregon University is $7,427, which is $-13,306 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,924.

In 2017, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,427

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southern Oregon University was $7,427. The cost of tuition at Southern Oregon University is $-13,306 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$9,924

2017 Value

11%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southern Oregon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,924. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southern Oregon University grew by 11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,228

Room and Board

$999

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Oregon University was of $11,228 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $999. The cost of room and board increased by 5.65% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Southern Oregon University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 7.69% with respect to 2016, when 52% 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.

8.53%

2016 Default Rate

120

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Oregon University was 8.53%, which represents 120 out of the 1406 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 2,779 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.47% annual growth. Out of those 2,779 applicants, 2,181 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,191 students enrolled at Southern Oregon University in 2017, and 71% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Oregon University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

78.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,181

Accepted Out of 2,779

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Oregon University was 78.5% (2,181 admissions from 2,779 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 78.2%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 0.47%, while admissions grew by 0.832%.

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SAT Scores

71%

Submission Percentage

513

Scores Submitted

71% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Oregon University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Oregon University has a total enrollment of 6,191 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Oregon University is 3,840 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,351. This means that 62% of students enrolled at Southern Oregon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Oregon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.5% White, 9.27% Hispanic or Latino, 7.43% Two or More Races, 1.86% Black or African American, 1.44% Asian, 0.905% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.549% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Oregon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (22.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.42%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.5%), followed by White Male (16%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Oregon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,191 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Oregon University is 3,840 and the part-time enrollment is 2,351. This means that 62% of students enrolled at Southern Oregon University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%

2017 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 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    3,062

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    574

  3. Two or More Races

    460

The enrolled student population at Southern Oregon University is 49.5% White, 9.27% Hispanic or Latino, 7.43% Two or More Races, 1.86% Black or African American, 1.44% Asian, 0.905% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.549% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 1,655 students (26.7%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 326 more women than men received degrees from Southern Oregon University. The majority of degree recipients at Southern Oregon University are white (766 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (161 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Oregon University is General Business Administration & Management (149 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (95 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (59 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 (28 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (136 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (63 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 (2,006,235 people), Secondary school teachers (355,980 people), Education administrators (286,049 people), Other managers (212,209 people), and Postsecondary teachers (188,509 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (136 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (63 degrees), Education (255 degrees), and History (23 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 Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (136 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (63 degrees), Education (255 degrees), and History (23 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 (2,958,551 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (403,761 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (205,928 people), Computer Systems Design (132,870 people), and Construction (122,909 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Natural Resources & Conservation (28 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (136 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (63 degrees), Education (255 degrees), and History (23 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. 149 degrees awarded

  2. 95 degrees awarded

  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Oregon University was General Business Administration & Management with 149 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 448

  2. 774

In 2017, 448 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Oregon University, which is 0.579 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (774).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 91 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Oregon University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.989 times less than the 92 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 92 degrees were awarded to women at Southern Oregon University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.01 times more than the 91 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 20% of students graduating from Southern Oregon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southern Oregon University is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 9.33% of graduates (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    766 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    161 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Oregon University is white (766 degrees awarded). There were 4.76 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (161 degrees).

13.2% of degree recipients (161 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    488 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    278 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southern Oregon University is white female (488 degrees awarded). There were 1.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (278 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Oregon University has an endowment valued at nearly $30.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $809k (2.65%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Southern Oregon University had a total salary expenditure of $93.3M. Southern Oregon University employs 62 Professors, 34 Associate professors, and 32 Instructors. Most academics at Southern Oregon University are Male Professors (40), Female Professors(22), and Female Instructors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Oregon University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 190 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, and Service with 37 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.5M

2017 Endowment

12%

growth from 2016

Southern Oregon University has an endowment valued at about $30.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Oregon University grew 12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.63M 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. $1.6M - Federal

  2. $330k - State

  3. $418k - Local

As of 2017, Southern Oregon University received $1.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $330k from state grants and contracts, and $418k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$36.6M

2017 Salaries

4.82%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Southern Oregon University paid a median of $36.6M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($93.3M) and a 4.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.07% decline from 2015 and a 3.2% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.4M

Instructional Salaries

147

Number of Employees

In 2017, Southern Oregon University paid a total of $10.4M to 147 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

190 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Oregon University were Professor with 62 employees; Associate professor with 34 employees; and Associate professor with 32 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Oregon University were Business and Financial Operations with 190 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees; and Service with 37 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Oregon University was Male Professor with 40 employees, Female Professor with 22 employees, and Female Instructor with 19 employees.

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

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