Southwestern Oregon Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,380
3.06% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,030
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
1,537
52.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
32.9%
168 Graduates

About

Southwestern Oregon Community College is a higher education institution located in Coos County, OR. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern Oregon Community College were .

In 2020, 667 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Oregon Community College. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (469 degrees), 6.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $4,380, which is $−3,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $4,380, which is $−3,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,030.

In 2020, 55% of undergraduate students attending Southwestern Oregon Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,380
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College was $4,380. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $−3,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$9,030
2020 Value
1.85%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southwestern Oregon Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,030. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southwestern Oregon Community College grew by 1.85%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,788
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Oregon Community College was of $7,788 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Oregon Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 17% with respect to 2019, when 47% 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.
10.1%
2018 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Oregon Community College was 10.1%, which represents 39 out of the 386 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 has a total enrollment of 1,537 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 809 students and the part-time enrollment is 728. This means that 52.6% 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 64.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.31% Two or More Races, 2.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.56% Asian, 1.11% Black or African American, and 0.651% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Oregon Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

52.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,537 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 809 and the part-time enrollment is 728. This means that 52.6% of students enrolled at Southwestern Oregon Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2020 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 51%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
  1. White
    993
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    208
  3. Two or More Races
    97

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 64.6% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 6.31% Two or More Races, 2.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.56% Asian, 1.11% Black or African American, and 0.651% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 139 students (9.04%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 171 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 (469 degrees awarded). There were 6.25 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Oregon Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (15 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (390 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees).

Workforce

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 Police officers (125,532 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (117,803 people), Other managers (69,231 people), Social workers, all other (39,258 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (38,856 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Communication Technologies (15 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (390 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees), Precision Production (15 degrees), and Protective Services (27 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 Southwestern Oregon Community College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Communication Technologies (15 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (390 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees), Precision Production (15 degrees), and Protective Services (27 degrees).

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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 Justice, public order, & safety activities (302,943 people), Elementary & secondary schools (224,177 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (69,321 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (65,899 people), and Individual & family services (49,383 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Communication Technologies (15 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (390 degrees), Personal & Culinary Services (69 degrees), Precision Production (15 degrees), and Protective Services (27 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 Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Oregon Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

248
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
419
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 248 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oregon Community College, which is 0.592 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (419).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.435 times less than the 184 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 184 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.3 times more than the 80 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 30% 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, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Oregon Community College is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    469 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    75 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    53 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Oregon Community College is white (469 degrees awarded). There were 6.25 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (75 degrees).

2.7% of degree recipients (18 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    312 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    157 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern Oregon Community College is white female (312 degrees awarded). There were 1.99 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (157 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Oregon Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.01M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $450k (22.4%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Southwestern Oregon Community College had a total salary expenditure of $36M. Southwestern Oregon Community College employs 18 Professors, 13 Associate professors, and 13 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Male Professors (14), Female Assistant professors(8), and Male Associate professors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 40 employees, Management, with 30 employees, and Service with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.01M
2020 Endowment
1.16%
growth from 2019

Southwestern Oregon Community College has an endowment valued at about $2.01M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Oregon Community College grew 1.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.41M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.87M - Federal
  2. $521k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southwestern Oregon Community College received $1.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $521k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.1M
2020 Salaries
4.91%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Southwestern Oregon Community College paid a median of $12.1M in salaries, which represents 33.5% of their overall expenditure ($36M) and a 4.91% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.64% growth from 2018 and a 3.76% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.81M
Instructional Salaries
45
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southwestern Oregon Community College paid a total of $2.81M to 45 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
18 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
40 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College were Professor with 18 employees; Associate professor with 13 employees; and Associate professor with 13 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 40 employees; Management with 30 employees; and Service with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College was Male Professor with 14 employees, Female Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Associate professor with 7 employees.

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

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