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Southern Oregon University

1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR

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SOU is a public institution located in Ashland, Oregon and provides a large number of program options for students. Approximately six thousand students are enrolled per year at SOU.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs SOU offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Most students admitted to SOU achieve an SAT score in a range of 890 - 1130, or an ACT score in a range of 19 - 25. Roughly 60 percent of all students that applied were accepted at Southern Oregon University, with 51 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at sou.edu.

The cost of tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay around $7,500 and out-of-state residents pay $21,000 for the year. Students enrolled at SOU may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.

The SOU Raiders participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NAIA organization. Available sports offered:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division II)

Students who wish to get more about this school can check out their website at http://www.sou.edu or simply request admissions information from this portal.  In either case, students can begin to assemble critical information about SOU as you work towards a decision-point about college.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the students Southern Oregon University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Southern Oregon University is around 6,100 students, where graduate students make up roughly 13% of the student body.

$15,000

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $60 application fee for those applying to a program. 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: $6,600-$7,900
    • Out-of-State: $21,000-$25,000
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $460-$560 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid79%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$5,153
Receiving Student Loans59%$6,348
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Southern Oregon University may offer services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Southern Oregon University is around 37%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1972)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Southern Oregon University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Cascade Collegiate Conference)
  • Track and Field (Cascade Collegiate Conference)
  • Football (Frontier Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

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 Southern Oregon University 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,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
95.23%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
79%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
23:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,871