Southwestern Oregon Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,132
0.978% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$9,373
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
17.4%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
2,099
59.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
40.9%
190 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 2017, 830 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Oregon Community College. 55.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (609 degrees), 9.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $4,132, which is $-3,282 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $4,132, which is $-3,282 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,373.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 23% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,132
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College was $4,132. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Oregon Community College is $-3,282 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,373
2017 Value
2.94%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Southwestern Oregon Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,373. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Southwestern Oregon Community College grew by 2.94%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,789
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Oregon Community College was of $7,789 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.32% 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

52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
23%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Oregon Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 6.12% with respect to 2016, 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.
17.4%
2016 Default Rate
81
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Oregon Community College was 17.4%, which represents 81 out of the 466 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 2,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 1,250 students and the part-time enrollment is 849. This means that 59.6% 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 66.2% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.57% Two or More Races, 2.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.57% Asian, 1.05% Black or African American, and 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Oregon Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.6%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,099 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 1,250 and the part-time enrollment is 849. This means that 59.6% of students enrolled at Southwestern Oregon Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
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 Southwestern Oregon Community College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
    1,390
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    238
  3. Two or More Races
    117

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Oregon Community College is 66.2% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.57% Two or More Races, 2.48% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.57% Asian, 1.05% Black or African American, and 1% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 203 students (9.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 90 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern Oregon Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Southwestern Oregon Community College are white (609 degrees awarded). There were 9.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 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 Personal & Culinary Services (172 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), and Precision Production (52 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 Southwestern Oregon Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (121,710 people), Other managers (54,252 people), Education administrators (27,110 people), Postsecondary teachers (25,361 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (22,502 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Personal & Culinary Services (172 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (343 degrees), and Human Sciences (33 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, Physicians, Information security analysts, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Personal & Culinary Services (172 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (343 degrees), and Human Sciences (33 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 Southwestern Oregon Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (197,149 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (63,130 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (47,850 people), Restaurants & Food Services (41,343 people), and Computer Systems Design (32,254 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Personal & Culinary Services (172 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Precision Production (52 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (343 degrees), and Human Sciences (33 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 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 370
  2. 460

In 2017, 370 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oregon Community College, which is 0.804 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (460).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 98 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.645 times less than the 152 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 152 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.55 times more than the 98 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

1%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 1% 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, 39% 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 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 (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, 3.68% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    609 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    64 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    41 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Oregon Community College is white (609 degrees awarded). There were 9.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (64 degrees).

3.61% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    327 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    282 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Southwestern Oregon Community College is white female (327 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (282 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Oregon Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.05M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $192k (18.3%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Southwestern Oregon Community College had a total salary expenditure of $34.8M. Southwestern Oregon Community College employs 24 Instructors, 14 Professors, and 9 Assistant professors. Most academics at Southwestern Oregon Community College are Male Instructors (12), Female Instructors(12), and Male Professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Management, with 33 employees, and Public service with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.05M
2017 Endowment
9.89%
growth from 2016

Southwestern Oregon Community College has an endowment valued at about $1.05M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Oregon Community College grew 9.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $2.61M 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. $2.83M - Federal
  2. $1.11M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Southwestern Oregon Community College received $2.83M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.11M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$12.2M
2017 Salaries
9.31%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Southwestern Oregon Community College paid a median of $12.2M in salaries, which represents 35.2% of their overall expenditure ($34.8M) and a 9.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.18% decline from 2015 and a 0.9% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.21M
Instructional Salaries
54
Number of Employees

In 2017, Southwestern Oregon Community College paid a total of $3.21M to 54 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.48M (34%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College were Instructor with 24 employees; Professor with 14 employees; and Professor with 9 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Public service with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Oregon Community College was Male Instructor with 12 employees, Female Instructor with 12 employees, and Male Professor with 11 employees.

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

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