Central Oregon Community College

Central Oregon Community College

Central Oregon Community College, also referred to as COCC, is a community college established in 1962. The main campus covers 201 acres in Bend, Oregon but classes are also offered on the 25 acre Redmond campus. COCC annually enrolls more than 7,000 credit students and over 9,000 non-credit students.

Central Oregon Community College offers a wide variety of academic programs. Students can choose from courses in accounting, addiction studies, art, aviation science, business administration, humanities, law, literature, science, music, nursing, education, engineering, and foreign languages, among others. Apart from the associate's degrees, the college also offers transfer certificates and continuing education classes.

COCC's athletics department fields sports teams in baseball, basketball, volleyball, running, soccer, golf, cycling, and table tennis. The teams are known as the Bobcats. Apart from this, there are also numerous student clubs and organizations in the college including the Campus Crusade for Christ, the Criminal Justice Club, the Forestry Club, the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG), and the Latino Club.

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Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend , OR 97701
General Phone: (541) 383-7500

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Central Oregon Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts179liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine79EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair43automobile mechanics
Medical Support and Technology33dental assistant, medical assistant
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and safety, juvenile corrections, fire-fighting
Therapy and Counseling27substance abuse counseling, massage therapy
Medical Administration21medical records tech, medical transcription
Engineering Technician19industrial tech, manufacturing tech, drafting
Business and Management14business management, retail
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management8forest technology
Cooking and Culinary Arts5culinary arts
Family and Social Work4child care management
Transportation4commercial pilot and flight crew
Engineering2plastics engineering
Office and Administration1general office occupations

Number of programs and degrees for Central Oregon Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree31217
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11718
Award of less than 1 academic year485

Central Oregon Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Oregon Community College had a total enrollment of 4,440 students (3,597 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 1%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 27%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%

Central Oregon Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 45 %
Part-Time 29 %

Central Oregon Community College Room and Board (2007)

Central Oregon Community College offers campus housing for 102 of its 3,597 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bend, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Central Oregon Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,219
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,459
Room and board $ 7,326
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 2,601

Financial Aid:
Central Oregon Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 318800)

Central Oregon Community College Faculty

Central Oregon Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1218
Non-tenured and not on tenure track34

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$70,26114$71,092
Associate professoracademic year17$59,7099$59,509
Assistant professoracademic year13$46,77820$47,184
Instructoracademic year3$41,1094$40,359
All faculty totalacademic year48$58,34247$56,085

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Oregon Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Technology/Technician

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Polymer/Plastics Engineering

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Juvenile Corrections

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

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What Sets Central Oregon Community College Apart:

% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 6%Central Oregon Community College % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 14%Central Oregon Community College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Central Oregon Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
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Top 17%Central Oregon Community College Number of students
Number of degree programs
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Top 18%Central Oregon Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 18%Central Oregon Community College % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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