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 Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University - Ashland, OR

1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, Oregon 97520

General information:(541)552-7672
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,744(5,914 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:20 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,252 $6,444 $6,840 -6%
Out-of-state $19,914 $20,283 $19,230 5%
Books and supplies $1,350 $1,350 $1,260 7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $8,454 $8,508 $9,084 -6%
Other $3,750 $3,750 $2,484 51%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,454 $8,508 $8,175 4%
Other $3,750 $3,750 $2,895 23%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,750 $3,750 $2,895 30%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $19,806 $20,052 $19,668 5%
Off Campus $19,806 $20,052 $19,170 5%
Off Campus with Family $11,352 $11,544 $10,995 10%
On Campus $33,468 $33,891 $32,058 3%
Off Campus $33,468 $33,891 $31,560 6%
Off Campus with Family $25,014 $25,383 $23,385 9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,250
In-state fees $1,590
Out-of-state tuition $17,640
Out-of-state fees $1,590
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $12,600
In-state fee $1,590
Out-of-state tuition $16,200
Out-of-state fees $1,590
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 634 88% --
Grant or scholarship aid 514 71% $2,539,215 $4,940
Federal grants 290 40% $1,308,931 $4,514
Pell grants 290 40% $1,166,255 $4,022
Other federal grants 143 20% $142,676 $998
State/local government grant or scholarships 65 9% $109,250 $1,681
Institutional grants or scholarships 437 61% $1,121,034 $2,565
Student loan aid 446 62% $2,536,208 $5,687
Federal student loans 444 62% $2,407,117 $5,421
Other student loans 14 2% $129,091 $9,221
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,741 49% $15,185,360 $5,540
Pell grants 2,038 36% $8,760,387 $4,299
Federal student loans 2,668 47% $20,309,614 $7,612


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $11,058 $13,093 $13,270
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,568 $8,955 $9,853
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,413 $11,702 $11,128
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,467 $15,411 $15,004
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $17,381 $16,602
$110,001 and more Not applicable $17,247 $16,006

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,744
Undergraduate enrollment 5,914
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 779
Graduate enrollment 830

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,537 1,087 1,450
Percent admitted 59% 59% 60%
Percent admitted who enrolled 59% 29% 31%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 612 80%
ACT 213 27%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 450 580
SAT Math 440 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 18 26
ACT Math 18 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 32 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NAIA Division IIMenWomen
All Track Combined 7535
Basketball 1716
Football 96-
Soccer -28
Softball -18
Volleyball -17
Wrestling 50-


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities04/01/1928 Accredited


National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1972 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations2433 42
Liquor law violations286139
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 151927
Liquor law violations 232323
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 142
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 011
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 5125
Motor vehicle theft 030
Arson 233
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 132
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 3104
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 233
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate6.6%
Number in default73
Number in repayment1,097

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00321900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American Indian/Native American Studies--3
Category total--3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General16--
Botany/Plant Biology--1
Category total16-1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General163-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other6-2
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce--9
Finance, General--13
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General--8
International Business/Trade/Commerce--4
Management Information Systems, General--16
Category total1246359
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3--
Category total49--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General32--
Category total32--
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching--28
Education, General-52-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--23
Elementary Education and Teaching58-63
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching--54
Secondary Education and Teaching--17
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth-78-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels6--
Category total64130185
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General26--
Category total26--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature22--
Spanish Language and Literature-12-
Category total2212-
History Colleges
History, General30--
Category total30--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies45--
Category total45--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General4--
Category total4--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-1-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis--3
International/Global Studies1--
Mathematics and Computer Science-2-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other86-
Category total1893
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies117-
Category total117-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies2--
Category total38--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General11--
Geology/Earth Science, General1--
Physics, General3--
Category total15--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General5919-
Category total5919-
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology, Other--3
Economics, General1--
Political Science and Government, General2--
Social Sciences, General121-
Category total5613
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General1--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General118-
Music, General15--
Category total738-
Grand total13249254