Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College, often referred to as simply Southwestern or SOCC, was established in May, 1961. The institute has a sprawling 157 acre campus in Coos Bay, Oregon. SOCC's recent enrollments have been more than 14,000 students every year.

A number of associate's degrees in arts, general studies, science, and applied science, and certificate programs are offered by Southwestern Oregon Community College. Distance learning as well as transfer programs are also available.

The sports teams of Southwestern Oregon Community College are members of the Northwest Athletic Association for Community Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. The athletics department sponsors teams in baseball, cross country, golf, basketball, soccer, softball, track, volleyball, and wrestling. The teams are known as the Lakers.

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Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay , OR 97420-2193
General Phone: (541) 888-2525

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts104liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine25EMT paramedic, registered nursing, various nursing
Cooking and Culinary Arts21pastry, restaurant and catering management
Security and Law Enforcement21corrections, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, juvenile corrections, fire-fighting
Computer Science and Engineering16computer product certification, systems analyst, web design, computer networking
Medical Administration15medical transcription, medical receptionist, medical secretary
Business and Management13business management, accounting technology, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, retail
Medical Support and Technology8medical assistant, pharmacy tech
Office and Administration8office management, general office occupations
Family and Social Work6adult development and aging, child care provider, human services, social work
Production Trades2welding
Landscaping and Horticulture2turf management
Engineering Technician1manufacturing tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling1substance abuse counseling
Science0biological and physical sciences
Education and Teaching0physical education teaching, teacher aide

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year2113
Associate's degree20530
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1914

Southwestern Oregon Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southwestern Oregon Community College had a total enrollment of 2,344 students (1,371 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 18%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 29%
20-21 12%
22-24 8%
25-29 9%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 10%
65+ 4%

Southwestern Oregon Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 54 %
Part-Time 69 %

Southwestern Oregon Community College Room and Board (2007)

Southwestern Oregon Community College offers campus housing for 395 of its 1,371 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Coos Bay, 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.

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,576
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,576
Room and board $ 5,025
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,620

Financial Aid:
Southwestern Oregon Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 322000)

Southwestern Oregon Community College Faculty

Southwestern Oregon Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year2*4$51,498
All faculty totalcalendar year4$61,9436$53,259

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$58,93010$62,238
Associate professoracademic year4$53,6185$53,628
Assistant professoracademic year3$48,1073$54,841
Instructoracademic year8$44,5818$47,204
No academic rankacademic year4$44,4225$39,637
All faculty totalacademic year31$51,62231$52,608

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

Southwestern Oregon Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports6852120

Southwestern Oregon Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Education And Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Human Services, General
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Reception/Receptionist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

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

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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Southwestern Oregon Community College Highlights

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What Sets Southwestern Oregon Community College Apart:

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% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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