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Southwestern Oregon Community College

Check whether Southwestern Oregon Community College is right for you as an international student.

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Coos Bay, USA
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Study abroad at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) is a welcoming, creative institution based in the scenic city of Coos Bay. SWOCC is proud to offer an outstanding college education at an affordable price.

With over 70 associate degrees and certificate programs to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a course that suits your interests and ambitions. You can major in everything from arts and humanities, to business and education.

Stretched along the beautiful Oregon Coast, the College’s campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities. With lakefront housing, a library, computer labs, and a recreational center, SWOCC has everything you need for an unforgettable student experience.

Life outside the classroom is just as enriching. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to get involved in, including skiing and snowboarding trips, movie nights, barbecues, and concerts. If sport’s your thing, you can join one of the 18 varsity athletic teams.

Why study at SWOCC?

  • Small classes

    Average class sizes of 12 ensure high interaction with professors

  • Affordable

    Southwestern charges no out-of-state tuition fees

  • Transfer opportunities

    Continue your education at top universities in the US and beyond

  • Internships

    All students can participate in work placements

  • Financial support

    88% of full-time freshmen receive financial aid at Southwestern

Life as an international student

Your academic, social, and personal success is SWOCC’s top priority. That’s why the College has established an extensive support system for all international students.

If you’d like some extra help with your studies, you can access one-to-one tutoring, writing classes, and math labs. The College also runs counseling sessions and financial aid workshops to help you manage student life.

All international students are offered a place in the College’s apartment-style units. These spacious rooms come fully-furnished and are within easy walking distance of all campus facilities.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Squash Courts 2
    • No. of Tennis Courts 4
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 5
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 18
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition - $10,791 per year

Annual SWOCC Foundation Scholarships

The Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships annually to students attending or planning to attend Southwestern, resulting in $100,000 + in scholarships to students. Applicants simply fill out one application online and are automatically applied to the scholarships they qualify for.

Ongoing Southwestern Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships and associated applications outside the annual Foundation Scholarship application process:

  • They are available for students to apply for all throughout the year
  • Prior to applying, we recommend speaking with a Southwestern advisor, faculty, or staff member to ensure you qualify


Southwestern Oregon Community College

1988 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420, United States

Coos Bay is a lively location for international students, packed with culture and outdoor activities.

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Visa requirements for Southwestern Oregon Community College

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