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Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon

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Overview

Student Population
6,278
Southern Oregon University overview
Location Ashland, Oregon
Online sou.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Southern Oregon University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Ashland, Oregon, Southern Oregon University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,514 prospective students applied, and 1,966 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 647 enrolled in the school.  3,613 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,665 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $8,505 plus fees of $1,974. Southern Oregon University is ranked 929 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
5/10
Academics
3/10
Resources
3/10
Outcomes
1/10
Value

Southern Oregon University is rated within the lower 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Southern Oregon University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 980/1200
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.3
Applications Accepted
78.2% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Oregon Resident Tuition
$8,505
In State Costs for Southern Oregon University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$999
Other Fees$1,974
Room and Board $14,589
Budget for Other Expenses$2,697
Total One Year Cost$28,764
Out of State Resident Tuition
$24,840
Out of State Costs for Southern Oregon University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$999
Other Fees$1,974
Room and Board $14,589
Budget for Other Expenses$2,697
Total One Year Cost$45,099

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Oregon University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Education 9%
Psychology 9%
Social Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210146 IPEDS survey data for Southern Oregon University.

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