Southwestern Oregon Community College

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Southwestern Oregon Community College
Newmark Center
Type Community college
Established 1961[1]
President Patty M. Scott[2]
Location Coos Bay, Oregon, USA
43°23′43″N 124°15′07″W / 43.3952°N 124.252°W / 43.3952; -124.252Coordinates: 43°23′43″N 124°15′07″W / 43.3952°N 124.252°W / 43.3952; -124.252
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Southwestern Oregon Community College is a college in Coos Bay, Oregon, United States. It is Oregon's oldest community college, founded in 1961.[1] The college has about 14,500 students annually and has 69 full-time faculty (as of 2008) and 275 part-time instructors.[citation needed]

As of 2008, students from several other countries and states have attended this community college. One thing that sets Southwestern Oregon apart from other community colleges is that the Coos Bay campus offers apartment-style student housing.


Founded in 1961, the college originally served Coos County and western Douglas County. In 1995, Curry County joined the district.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "History of Southwestern". Southwestern Oregon CC. 
  2. ^ "College President". Southwestern Oregon CC. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 

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