Central Oregon Community College, located in Bend, Oregon, was founded in 1955. The school was formed to serve several counties in the surrounding region, including Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and the southern portion of Wasco County. The school serves nearly 18.500 students a year, with almost 11,000 being credit seeking students.
Approximately 39 percent of the faculty at Central Oregon Community College holds PhDs. The school operates a second campus in Redmond. The school has grown in size and scope since its inception, with expansions and renovations made to keep up with demand. One of the most recent additions is the school's Campus Center, which provides dining opportunities, student life information, and a performing arts venue.
Central Oregon Community College offers a large number of programs for students. The programs available provide career or academic training. Career training provides students with the education and skills necessary to perform professionally in the work place. Graduates will be qualified to enter the workforce immediately, having received a certificate or associate degree upon completion.
Academic programs prepare students for transfer to a four year institution by allowing them to complete the first two years at COCC. Upon completion, students who meet the academic requirements for transfer may apply to schools to continue their education.
Academic programs include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
As a public 2 year institution, Central Oregon Community College utilizes an open enrollment policy allowing students that may benefit from the education offered to enroll. Interested students should complete and submit the application for admission along with all pertinent documents and transcripts, take a placement exam, visit a counselor for academic advising, and then register for classes.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of aid should submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility and awards. Financial aid is distributed based on need, specifically what portion of tuition may be paid by the student and how much needs to be completed through aid.
Scholarships may also be available, requiring a separate application that will be reviewed by the scholarships overseeing body. Scholarships are awarded for reasons other than aid as stated by the scholarship's purpose.
Central Oregon Community College offer students many resources to assist in development and activities. From student government to arts and culture, the school makes available opportunities for growth and experience. Students may visit the Campus Center or the school's website to obtain information on the various programs, organizations and opportunities available.
Student services include:
- Latino Students Program
- Study Abroad
- Fine Arts Events
- Disability Services
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,300-$3,900
- Out-of-State: $8,900-$10,630
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $91-$110 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $250-$300 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||66%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||56%||$5,206|
|Receiving Student Loans||38%||$6,294|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Central Oregon Community College may provide services like:
- Online course work available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Central Oregon Community College compared to community colleges in Oregon, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1998)
- Massage Therapy & Bodywork Program
- Accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (since 2015)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Central Oregon Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Central Oregon Community College.
- Lane Community College in Eugene, OR (84 miles away)
- Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR (102 miles away)
- Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles, OR (105 miles away)
- Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR (113 miles away)
- Klamath Community College in Klamath Falls, OR (131 miles away)