Cost of college went up for all students at Southern Oregon University


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.5 percent for 2018-19 at Southern Oregon University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oregon residents paid $9,615 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $328 more than the $9,287 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 165.7 percent more than residents this year, or $25,545. Their price tag grew 3.7 percent from $24,630 in 2017-18.

About 53 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Oregon residents. And about 44 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 84 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 493 students received grants or scholarships totaling $2.7 million and 361 students took out student loans totaling more than $2.2 million.

Including all undergraduates (6,278), 2,720 students used grants or scholarships totaling $16.8 million, and 2,151 students took out $15.2 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~3,327
$8,145
$8,523
$9,287
$9,615
18%
Out-of-state
~2,762
$22,365
$23,170
$24,630
$25,545
14.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Southern Oregon University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
229
33%
$1,058,094
$4,620
State / local grant or scholarship
113
17%
$228,375
$2,021
Institutional grants or scholarships
420
61%
$1,391,331
$3,313
Grant or scholarship aid total
493
72%
$2,677,800
$5,432
Federal student loans
353
52%
$1,951,946
$5,530
Other student loans
27
4%
$264,023
$9,779
Student loan aid
361
53%
$2,215,969
$6,138
Total student aid
573
84%
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