Southern Oregon University Overview
Southern Oregon University is a public institution situated in Ashland, Oregon. Ashland is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Southern Oregon University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Southern Oregon University.
- In 2017-2018, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
Southern Oregon University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Southern Oregon University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Southern Oregon University.
Where Is Southern Oregon University?
Contact details for Southern Oregon University are given below.
|Address:||1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520|
How Do I Get Into Southern Oregon University?
You can apply to Southern Oregon University online at: sou.edu/admissions/apply/how-to-apply/
Admission Requirements for Southern Oregon University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Southern Oregon University?
Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.
Average Test Scores
About 71% of students accepted to Southern Oregon University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 560. Math scores were between 440 and 560.
Can I Afford Southern Oregon University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Southern Oregon University, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $6,138 a year. That adds up to $24,552 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Southern Oregon University is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Southern Oregon University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,005 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,184 full-time undergraduates at Southern Oregon University, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Oregon University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||76|
|Hispanic or Latino||406|
Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Oregon University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 24 countries are represented at Southern Oregon University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Southern Oregon University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southern Oregon University has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Southern Oregon University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Oregon University was 2.1%. This is the #1,897 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southern Oregon University regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Southern Oregon University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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