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Southern Oregon University Demographics & Diversity

Ashland, Oregon

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Southern Oregon University are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 40% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Southern Oregon University students
Race Percent of Students
White 60%
Black 3%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 10%
International 3%
Race Unknown 10%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 77% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern Oregon University with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Southern Oregon University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Southern Oregon University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for Southern Oregon University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,882
Women 3,322

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Southern Oregon University serves a low number of students outside of Oregon, with 58 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern Oregon University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 58%
Out of State 35%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 6%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,749 per year

36% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 23.5%
Part time Undergrads 17.1%

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

Last updated February 24, 2024