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Southern Oregon University Demographics & Diversity

Ashland, Oregon

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

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%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 86% more female students than male students enrolled at Southern Oregon University with a gender ratio of 65% women to 35% 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 35%
Women 65%
Enrollment by gender for Southern Oregon University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,196
Women 4,082

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Southern Oregon University serves a low number of students outside of Oregon, with 53 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Southern Oregon University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 53%
Out of State 44%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 3%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$54,749 per year

38% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
6,278
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.