Southern Oregon University in Ashland

Ashland, OR

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Southern Oregon University offers 240-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 23:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 77%. The most popular test is SAT - 81% of students submitted it in comparison to 36% of students who submitted ACT. 38.7% are women, and 61.3% are men. 2% percents of international students. Southern Oregon University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Southern Oregon University is 13755$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11913 and $23028 per year. 38% of full-time Southern Oregon University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Southern Oregon University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Southern Oregon University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,325
$30,001 - $48,000$11,093
$48,001 - $75,000$13,802
$75,001 - $110,000$17,390

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6855

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2668 of Southern Oregon University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 49 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Southern Oregon University number 19 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Oregon.

Students at Southern Oregon University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Other alternative tuition plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Southern Oregon University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Southern Oregon University graduation rate is below the national average.

38% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Southern Oregon University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Southern Oregon University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 76%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 1% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Southern Oregon University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 10%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Southern Oregon University full-time retention rate is 72% and part-time retention rate is 57%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Southern Oregon University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
900 - 1140

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 460 - 580
Math: 440 - 560
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Southern Oregon University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 26
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Southern Oregon University is 23:1, that means that for every 23 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Southern Oregon University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Southern Oregon University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Oregon.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Ashland Campus

The campus located by 1250 Siskiyou Blvd address in Ashland, Oregon.


Ashland Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Southern Oregon University with 0.41% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Ashland Campus are burglary, arson, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Southern Oregon University offers 240 programs in total: 129 are for Bachelor's degree, 60 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 51 are Master's degree.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 96 universities in Oregon state. Southern Oregon University is one of the few institutions in Oregon that offers a Master's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Oregon state average data to help you compare.


Southern Oregon University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3914 students with 176141 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 503 with 18095 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Southern Oregon University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I went on a tour to investigate different schools for me to obtain my BA. I really liked the staff very nice and helpful. I had a great time . Thank you

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Some of the teachers are fantastic - but the the staff, the web services, and overall education is downright pathetic. Most of the classes seemed like they were geared toward babies - way too easy! Website consistently bugs out and bans me from my own account in which I have to call the IT desk and remain on hold for an hour just so they can fix the same freaking bug every single freakin' month. I learned so so so so much more about Math, Biology, History, Writing, ect., from doing my own research and studying outside the classroom because most of the teachers taught everything so poorly. On top of all that, random fees plague the school. You want your transcripts? The thing we just have to print out with a push of a button? 20$. You want to graduate after spending all this money on classes? That'll be 50$ Graduation fee (Yes I'm absolutely serious, that's a real fee). Plus we need to charge you 70$ for your graduation gown (Which I skipped out on because screw this school).

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Outstanding school in 1976 - 1980 when I graduated. SInce then, unfortunately, way too much shift to the left. Exposure... Fine Shaping/Recruiting.... No I sent my daughter to the University of Nevada, Reno for a balanced Faculty, not penalized for independent thinking.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This university is DEPLORABLE!!!!! Tons of fees, self centered staff and faculty, corrupt administration, They have a 60% retention rate and a 40% drop out rate. this is due to the fact that many students do not feel that they are getting the education they want and deserve. Also, they do not offer what they promise. There is a lot of outsourcing of academic services which should come directly from the university itself. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE, STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE!!!!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I went to several schools before I finally found one I loved and this was it. Ashland is amazing place to live out this part of your life.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +5415527672

Institution is active in current year: 1

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