Southern Oregon University Graduate Schools

Southern Oregon University (referred to as Southern Oregon) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ashland, OR. Southern Oregon University is a completely online college that all programs/degrees are offered via distance education. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees at Southern Oregon University is $16,461 for Oregon residents and $19,296 for out-of-state students. The school has 783 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 5,179 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Southern Oregon University (referred to as Southern Oregon) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ashland, OR. Southern Oregon University is a completely online college that all programs/degrees are offered via distance education. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
The school is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (4/1/1928 - Current).
Southern Oregon Directory Information
School NameSouthern Oregon University (Southern Oregon)
Address1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone541-552-7672
Webhttps://www.sou.edu
Online Applicationhttps://sou.edu/admissions/apply/how-to-apply
Financial Infohttps://sou.edu/financial-aid
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees at Southern Oregon University is $16,461 for Oregon residents and $19,296 for out-of-state students. The school has 783 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 5,179 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 85 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate and Master's.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$19,296
$16,461 for Oregon Residents
Student Population783
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate and Master's
Number of Programs85 graduate programs
Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Southern Oregon University is $16,461 for Oregon residents and $19,296 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $528 for Oregon residents and $634 for out-of-state students.
Southern Oregon University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Southern Oregon University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)Graduate Level Courses & Programs
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Southern Oregon University is $16,461 for Oregon residents and $19,296 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.92% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
Oregon ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2018-2019$15,480$1,875$19,368$1,875
2019-2020$17,028$1,974$20,340$1,974
2020-2021$17,676$2,097$21,348$2,097
2021-2022$13,635$2,099$16,470$2,099
2022-2023$14,175$2,286$17,010$2,286
The graduate school tuition & fees of Southern Oregon is relatively inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Oregon. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,603 and the Oregon graduate tuition is $24,920 (public) / $20,889 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Southern Oregon University$16,461$19,296
All Graduate Schools$16,007$19,603
Public$11,484$20,787
Private$19,674
Oregon Graduate Schools$18,608$21,645
Public$18,130$24,920
Private$20,889
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $528 for Oregon residents and $634 for other students at Southern Oregon University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.93% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Oregon ResidentsOut-of-State
2018-2019$430$538
2019-2020$473$565
2020-2021$491$593
2021-2022$505$610
2022-2023$528$634

Graduate Programs at Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon University offers 40 graduate programs for Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 482 students have completed their study at Southern Oregon University.
Offered Degrees at Southern Oregon University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree180252
Post Bachelor's Degree220230
Total400482
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Southern Oregon University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Teacher Education, Multiple Levels program with 118 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 94 completers.
Southern Oregon University offers 40 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Last year total 482 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 252 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 230 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 13 completers-
Environmental Studies13-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Education [+] 71 completers$44,500
Education21$44,500
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)50-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 18 completers-
French Language and Literature8-
Spanish Language and Literature10-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Mathematics0-
Computational and Applied Mathematics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 4 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Mathematics and Computer Science0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 8 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies8-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 26 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts14-
Music6-
Music Performance6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor18-
Business [+] 94 completers-
Business Administration and Management94-
Total252
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 7 completers-
American Indian/Native American Studies7-
Education [+] 144 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration26-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels118-
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Botany/Plant Biology0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)7-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology (other)0-
Business [+] 72 completers-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management7-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce4-
Accounting5-
Finance13-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration14-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Management Information Systems29-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (other)0-
Total230

Graduate Student Population at Southern Oregon

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 783 students enrolled into Southern Oregon University graduate schools where it has total 5,179 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 163 full-time and 620 part-time graduate students. By gender, 237 male and 546 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total783237546
Full-time16355108
Part-tme620182438
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 417 White (53.26%), 8 Black/African American (1.02%), 67 Hispanic (8.56%), 16 Asian (2.04%), and 275 students with other races. 12 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total783237546
American Indian/Native American734
Asian1688
Black/African American817
Hispanic672047
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander532
White417137280
Two More461135
Un-Known20550155
Non-resident Alien1248
Southern Oregon University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 473 graduate students (60.41% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 271 graduate students (34.61% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total783
Enrolled Online Exclusively473
Enrolled Some Online Courses271
Not in Online Courses39
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Southern Oregon University. 157 students are aged 20 to 24 (20.05% of total students), 71 students are aged below 20 (9.07%), 153 students are aged above 50 (19.54%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Southern Oregon University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total783237546
Under 18725
Age 18-19641747
Age 20-21642143
Age 22-24933558
Age 25-291164274
Age 30-341014061
Age 35-39681850
Age 40-491143084
Age 50-64461036
Over 641072285
Age Un-Known303

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