Southern Oregon University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Southern Oregon University is a medium four-year, public school with 6,090 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1872 and is the only college located in Ashland, Oregon.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
58
Fair
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, and master's degree are offered at Southern Oregon University.

Southern Oregon University implements a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and provides 58 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Psychology, and Theater and Drama. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
72%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Southern Oregon University is fair at 72% (close to Oregon average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
23 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Southern Oregon University is low: 38%. Nearly 20% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Southern Oregon University is reasonable -- 23:1. Find out more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$22,500
High
Average tuition costs are high - $20,900 a year. The additional fees at Southern Oregon University (not included in tuition costs) are around $1,600, which makes it a total of $22,500 a year.

Read the details about Southern Oregon University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
95%
Easy
As reported in recent government data, 2,411 applications were submitted and 2,296 were accepted; so it is very easy to get accepted at this school.

Southern Oregon University will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Southern Oregon University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,900
Medium
Southern Oregon University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Southern Oregon University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Southern Oregon University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 1,000 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable: around $6,900 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Southern Oregon University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Southern Oregon University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Southern Oregon University Location and Maps



Post Address: Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon 97520, USA
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