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Southwestern Oregon is a public college located in Coos Bay, Oregon. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,032 undergraduate students. The Southwestern Oregon acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Culinary Arts and Food Service, and Baking and Pastry Arts. Graduating 49% of students, Southwestern Oregon alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,600.
About Southwestern Oregon Community College...
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Athletic Conference
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420
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Net Price
$9,657/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,423/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,347/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,716/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,369/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,038/ year
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Campus Life

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of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.22 responses
of students highly rate the dining facilities.22 responses
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.13 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,800/ year
Graduation Rate
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Southwestern Oregon Community College Reviews

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As a currently enrolled student, I've enjoyed the online learning experience. The teachers, tutors, staff and admissions councelor have all been extremely helpful and communicative. They've effectively addressed all of my questions and concerns. The academic aspect has been suitably challenging and satisfying. The online learning platform is set up to be motivating, understandable and enjoyable. I'm pursuing a teaching degree and both the Early Childhood Education Associates degree and the Elementary Education Associates degree is transferable to Oregon State University, thereby offering outstanding programs. I continue to be excited to achieve my educational aspiration through this college.
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I’ve obtained my AAOT from SOCC, and I’ve enjoyed all of the classes and professors I’ve worked with so far. I’m currently in SOCC’s Nursing Program, and I’m enjoying every minute of it. Our professors are so helpful, and always doing the best they can to give us the skills we need to be great nurses. I still have five terms til I’ve completed the program, but I know they’re going to fly by and I’ll miss seeing my wonderful professors and classmates every day. I’m thankful for all the friendships I’ve made and the knowledge I’ve obtained by attending Southwestern Oregon Community College.
While Southwestern Oregon Community College is a wonderful stepping stone to 4 year Universities, the course offerings leave much to be desired. While all basic classes are offered, there aren't a lot of 'elective' type classes.
The campus is fairly large, with a lot of facilities. There are many resources available to help students, but they are not very well advertised, and people are often conveniently taking a break when you need them.
There are many clubs available, but they often seem disorganized and not as advertised.