Founded in 1926, Southern Oregon University provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Their mission statement is: “Southern Oregon University is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship."
From Business to Criminal Justice, from Education to Outdoor Adventure Leadership, from Biology to Music and Theatre, SOU offers programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and certificates, as well as online bachelor degree completion programs, master’s degrees and endorsement/licensure programs.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Oregon University is accredited by:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)