Southern Oregon University Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Southern Oregon University is 20:1, and the school has 45.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southern Oregon University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Visual and Performing Arts; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts English (including composition)
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Computer literacy History
Mathematics Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Psychology 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 8%
Social Sciences 8%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-bachelor's certificate, Master's
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 10%
Service learning 10%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 90%
Writing in the disciplines 90%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 50%
Learning communities 5%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 69%
4-year graduation rate 16%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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