2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,134

Net Price

90%

Admitted

30%

Enrolled

41%

Graduation Rate

20/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Southern Oregon University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 5,179. In 2021, there were 116 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #15 in Oregon and ranks #1099 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

116

Total Enrollment

5,179

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Ranking for Southern Oregon University

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#15

Oregon Rank

Combining ranking factors for 18 schools that offer psychology degrees in Oregon, Southern Oregon University ranks #15.

#1099

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Southern Oregon University ranks #1099.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Southern Oregon University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Mental Health Counseling.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
General Psychology98
Mental Health Counseling18
Total Graduates9818
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 1,913 students applied to the Southern Oregon University. The university admitted 90% and 30% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Oregon universities is 6,196. On average, all Oregon institutions admit 80% and 21% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Southern Oregon University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 69%. Compared to all Oregon four or more years colleges, the percentage is 71%.

The overall graduation rate for Southern Oregon University is 41%, compared to 63% for all Oregon universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare SOU to Oregon Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Southern Oregon University to the average of all Oregon four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

SOU

1,913

Applicants

90%

Percent Admitted

30%

Percent Enrolled

69%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

41%

Graduation Rate

OR Colleges

6,196

Applicants

80%

Percent Admitted

21%

Percent Enrolled

71%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

63%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 137 or 62% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 84 or 38% part-time faculty members employed at Southern Oregon University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 137 or 62%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

SOU

20 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

62%

Percent Full-Time

38%

Percent Part-Time

62%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

OR Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

47%

Percent Full-Time

53%

Percent Part-Time

45%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Southern Oregon University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,236, and the average cost for books and supplies is $999.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $13,635 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,099.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Southern Oregon University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Southern Oregon University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$15,066
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,500
Total Living Expenses$16,566
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,236
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$999
Total Undergraduate Expenses$24,801
In-State, Graduate Tuition$13,635
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,099
Total Graduate Expenses$15,734
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Southern Oregon University is $12,134. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Southern Oregon University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$7,068$7,991
$30,001 – $48,000$7,503$9,786
$48,001 – $75,000$11,223$10,300
$75,001 – $110,000$14,817$11,531
$110,001 and more$14,528$12,333
US Department of Education

Compare Southern Oregon University to all Oregon universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

SOU

$24,801

Cost to Attend

$6,594

Average Financial Aid

80%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,134

Net Price

OR Colleges

$37,304

Cost to Attend

$14,708

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,719

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 423 or 80%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,072 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $6,594.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,072$6,594
Pell Grants1,225$4,357
Federal Student Loans1,600$10,226
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Southern Oregon University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

SOU

2,072

Grant or Scholarship Aid

42%

Grants or Scholarships

1,225

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

1,600

Federal Student Loans

33%

Federal Student Loans

OR Colleges

2,785

Grant or Scholarship Aid

48%

Grants or Scholarships

1,315

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,738

Federal Student Loans

30%

Federal Student Loans

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