Welcome International Students!
Southwestern Oregon Community College is a fully accredited, two-year community college located in an area famous for its beauty, outdoor activities, and relaxing atmosphere. At Southwestern, students can earn Associate degrees or complete short-term certificate programs in more than 50 academic subjects. We also have an on-site Culinary Institute for pursuing a career in the Culinary or Baking & Pastry Arts. For students seeking to complete a Bachelor's degree, Southwestern Oregon Community College is the perfect place to complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree (2+2 transfer preparation program) before transferring to a four-year university in Oregon, across the United States, or beyond.
The International Students Program at Southwestern believes in doing our best to help all international students be successful in their education and beyond. Everyone is respected and appreciated as an individual within the Laker Family. Once you become a student at Southwestern, you will have the personal support and attention you deserve and have a great college experience.
We are confident that you will soon see Southwestern as your new home away from home!
Are you ready to start you Southwestern journey?
Tuition Information for F-1 Visa International Students
The cost of the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry is a flat USD$25,200 for the entire program (12 months on-campus studies): http://www.occi.net/admissions/tuition.shtml. There is 3-month externship required after completion of 12-month on-campus studies, which can be done anywhere, even outside of the US.
Please see below an estimate cost of 2016-2017 academic year (12 months) for international students on the F-1 visa status:
|Tuition & Fees||$25,200|
|International Student Scholarship for OCCI programs||-$1,000|
|Double Room & Board (On-Campus Housing)||$7,388|
Estimated Total Expenses
*Includes Summer Term
Links to information on pathways for transfer students at Oregon’s seven public universities are below.