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Southern Oregon University Data & Information Overview

282 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
90% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Southern Oregon University Ranked?

#1,225 Best Colleges in Nation
#18 Best Colleges in OR
Management Information Systems Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Southern Oregon University was awarded 282 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is management information systems.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Southern Oregon University as #1,225 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list.

Southern Oregon University is also ranked #18 out of 30 schools in Oregon.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Southern Oregon University?

90% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
32% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Southern Oregon University is 90%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Southern Oregon University is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 32% 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 500 and 630. Math scores were between 480 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Oregon University  ( 500 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Southern Oregon University  ( 480 to 600 )
Southern Oregon University received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Southern Oregon University  ( 18 to 25 )

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Southern Oregon University Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
61% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Southern Oregon University, the student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southern Oregon University is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Oregon University

69% Freshmen Retention
25% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Southern Oregon University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 25% for first-time, full-time students at Southern Oregon University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  25 out of 100

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Southern Oregon University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,811 Full-Time Undergraduates
30.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,518 undergraduates at Southern Oregon University with 2,811 being full-time and 1,707 being part-time.

How Much Does Southern Oregon University Cost?

$10,187 Net Price
42% Take Out Loans
$19,112 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Southern Oregon University is $10,187. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Southern Oregon University

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Southern Oregon University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Southern Oregon University, approximately 42% of students took out student loans averaging $4,778 a year. That adds up to $19,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southern Oregon University is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Southern Oregon University Graduates Make?

$43,741 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Southern Oregon University make about $43,741 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Southern Oregon University make the most money.

Location of Southern Oregon University

Oregon State
2,811 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Ashland, Oregon, Southern Oregon University is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Ashland makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Southern Oregon University are given below.

Contact Details
Address:1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520

Southern Oregon University Majors

43 Majors With Completions
831 Undergraduate Degrees
270 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 43 majors graduated from Southern Oregon University. Of these students, 831 received undergraduate degrees and 270 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management112$38,975
General Psychology99$28,663
Teacher Education Grade Specific67$34,398
Drama & Theater Arts59$20,457
General Visual & Performing Arts45$25,082
Communication & Media Studies43$26,901
Health & Physical Education37$28,131
Criminal Justice & Corrections36$31,746
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies30$31,124

Learn more about the majors offered at Southern Oregon University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Southern Oregon University

53% Take At Least One Class Online
19% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 2,719 students took at least one online class at Southern Oregon University. This is a decrease from the 3,739 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*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.


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