Southern Oregon University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,405
30% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$17,976
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.65%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
88%
2,126 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,204
49.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.4%
307 Graduates

About

Southern Oregon University is a higher education institution located in Jackson County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southern Oregon University were General Business Administration & Management (110 degrees awarded), General Psychology (102 degrees), and General Drama & Theater Arts (46 degrees).

In 2022, 1,174 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southern Oregon University. 64.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (732 degrees), 4.98 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (147 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southern Oregon University is $9,405, which is $−14,591 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southern Oregon University is $9,405, which is $−14,591 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,976.

In 2022, 47% of undergraduate students attending Southern Oregon University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$9,405
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southern Oregon University was $9,405. The cost of tuition at Southern Oregon University is $−14,591 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$17,976
2022 Value
48.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southern Oregon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,976. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southern Oregon University grew by 48.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,284
Room and Board
$999
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southern Oregon University was of $13,284 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.99% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $999. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

47% of undergraduate students at Southern Oregon University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 11.9% with respect to 2021, when 42% 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.
1.65%
2019 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southern Oregon University was 1.65%, which represents 20 out of the 1215 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Southern Oregon University received 2,126 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 11.1% annual growth. Out of those 2,126 applicants, 1,870 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 88% acceptance rate.

There were 5,204 students enrolled at Southern Oregon University in 2022. 32% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southern Oregon University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

88%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,870
Accepted Out of 2,126

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southern Oregon University was 88% (1,870 admissions from 2,126 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.7%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 11.1%, while admissions grew by 8.97%..

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SAT Scores

32%
Submission Percentage (2021)
166
Scores Submitted (2021)

32% of enrolled first-time students at Southern Oregon University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southern Oregon University had a total enrollment of 5,204 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southern Oregon University is 2,581 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,623. This means that 49.6% of students enrolled at Southern Oregon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southern Oregon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.1% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.78% Two or More Races, 2.44% Asian, 1.81% Black or African American, 1.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.596% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southern Oregon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.43%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.6%), followed by White Male (14.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.38%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southern Oregon University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,204 students. The full-time enrollment at Southern Oregon University is 2,581 and the part-time enrollment is 2,623. This means that 49.6% of students enrolled at Southern Oregon University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 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 Southern Oregon University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southern Oregon University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,868 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    686 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    405 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southern Oregon University is 55.1% White, 13.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.78% Two or More Races, 2.44% Asian, 1.81% Black or African American, 1.21% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.596% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 878 students (16.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 334 more women than men received degrees from Southern Oregon University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southern Oregon University is white (732 degrees awarded). There were 4.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (147 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southern Oregon University is General Business Administration & Management (110 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (102 degrees) and General Drama & Theater Arts (46 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southern Oregon University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (279 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (82 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,743,830 people), Secondary school teachers (538,395 people), Education administrators (325,668 people), Other managers (270,926 people), and Postsecondary teachers (231,329 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University in 2022 are Education (279 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (82 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), and Psychology (102 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southern Oregon University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Education (279 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (82 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), and Psychology (102 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Southern Oregon University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,229,353 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (535,480 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (371,044 people), Outpatient care centers (239,924 people), and Computer Systems Design (195,042 people).

The most specialized majors at Southern Oregon University are Education (279 degrees awarded), Language & Linguistics (24 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (82 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), and Psychology (102 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southern Oregon University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 110 degrees awarded
  2. 102 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southern Oregon University was General Business Administration & Management with 110 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

420
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
754
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 420 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Oregon University, which is 0.557 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (754).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Oregon University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.931 times less than the 102 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Southern Oregon University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.07 times more than the 95 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

30%
100% Completion Time
47%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 30% of students graduating from Southern Oregon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southern Oregon University is Female and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 4.23% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    732 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    147 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southern Oregon University is white (732 degrees awarded). There were 4.98 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (147 degrees).

11.1% of degree recipients (130 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    445 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    287 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southern Oregon University is white female (445 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (287 degrees).

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Operations

Southern Oregon University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.83%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southern Oregon University had a total salary expenditure of 96.4M. Southern Oregon University employs 48 Professors, 43 Assistant professors and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at Southern Oregon University are Male Professor (28), Male Assistant professor (22), and Female Assistant professor (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Oregon University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 188 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 36 employees, and Service with 30 employees.

Endowment

$34.5M
2022 Endowment
9.2%
decline from 2021

Southern Oregon University has an endowment valued at about $34.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southern Oregon University declined 9.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.47M - Federal
  2. $613k - State
  3. $289k - Local

As of 2022, Southern Oregon University received $1.47M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $613k from state grants and contracts, and $289k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$38.5M
2022 Salaries
13.9%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southern Oregon University paid a median of $38.5M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($96.4M) and a 13.9% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.7M
Instructional Salaries
145
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southern Oregon University paid a total of $11.7M to 145 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
48 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
188 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southern Oregon University were Professor with 48 employees, Assistant professor with 43 employees, and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southern Oregon University were Business and Financial Operations with 188 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees, and Service with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southern Oregon University was Male Professor with 28 employees, Male Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southern Oregon University.

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