Southern Oregon University

1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520

About Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate4,427
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time70%
 % Part-time30%
Race/Ethnicity% White76.9%
 % Black1.7%
 % Asian4.2%
 % Latino4.5%
 % Native American1.9%
 % Race Unknown8.8%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted78%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled38%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT81%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Math440 / 800560 / 800

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,729
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,283
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid89%
 % Undergraduates with Loans53%
 % Undergraduates with Grants65%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,350
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,508
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,508
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,750
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,750
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,750

Neighborhood Data for the Ashland Area

Median Age40
Median Household Income$41,334
Total Population20,131
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total44.4% 55.6%
 Age 0-945.7%54.3%
 Age 10-1744.1%55.9%
 Age 18-2445.2%54.8%
 Age 25-2948.0%52.0%
 Age 30-3939.1%60.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White90.4%
 % Black2.0%
 % Asian2.1%
 % Latino4.2%
 % Native American1.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,508
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,508
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$742
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50027.9%22.8%2.4%
 $500 to $74953.0%52.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99912.8%12.8%45.7%
 Over $10006.4%11.5%27.9%
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