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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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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...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Website
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Southwestern Oregon Community College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$9,657/ year
National
$15,523
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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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,032Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
25%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Day Care Services
Yes
73%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.22 responses
27%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.22 responses
69%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.13 responses

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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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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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.
This school was a smart decision not only because it was close to home, but my experience there has gone past my expectations of the school. I recently finished my first year of college at this institution and I have been blown away by the quality of education that I am receiving. Although there are some teachers that stood out as less than excellent they all remained at a very high level of deliverance. If there was one thing I would change about this school is the system they have created with their ASG. Wishing to apply to the student government was close to impossible as it seemed those who had been there the year before were the only ones with a way into the program. I would like a broader, more open ASG that I could take part in whether it had benefits or not. Other than this problem I have had one of my greatest years in education through this school, and I am beyond happy to say that I stayed close to home, and carried on with my education at this community college.