Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR 97520
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Southern Oregon University is one of the nine public 4-year colleges in Oregon. The campus is located in a suburb, in Ashland.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,191 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 723 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 521 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 72%). Every year 38% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Southern Oregon University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $7,427, and fees were $1,860. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $22,770 and $1,860 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students6,191
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
04/01/1928 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program (OHSU School of Nursing)
12/01/1953 - 12/31/2003



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT870 to 1120
ACT20 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $60
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$165/credit
In State Students$165/credit
Out of State Students$506/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$421/credit
In State Students$421/credit
Out of State Students$527/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $7,425 $7,425 $22,770
ADN 70 $11,550 $11,550 $35,420
BSN 125 $20,625 $20,625 $63,250
FNP 50 $21,050 $21,050 $26,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 77% of Southern Oregon University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 30% $4,185
Other Federal Grant 10% $828
State Grant & Scholarships 15% $2,026
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 57% $3,254
Federal Student Loans 46% $5,325
Private Loans 11% $13,367


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,213
$30,001 to $48,000$7,542
$48,001 to $75,000$9,280
$75,001 to $110,000$12,365
Over $110,000$13,220

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oregon state board of nursing.
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520

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