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Central Oregon Community College Data & Information Overview

68 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
12% Student Loan Default Rate
Find out more about how Central Oregon Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is Central Oregon Community College Ranked?

#1,688 Best Colleges in Nation
#27 Best Colleges in OR
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Central Oregon Community College was awarded 68 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is somatic bodywork & therapeutic services.

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Overall Quality

COCC is ranked #1,688 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

COCC also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in Oregon ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into COCC?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Central Oregon Community College has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Central Oregon Community College admissions.

Central Oregon Community College Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
49% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, Central Oregon Community College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Central Oregon Community College is 49%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  49 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central Oregon Community College

59% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Central Oregon Community College this rate is 59%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  59 out of 100

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Central Oregon Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
20.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,304 undergraduates at COCC with 1,832 being full-time and 2,472 being part-time.

How Much Does Central Oregon Community College Cost?

$11,374 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
$19,712 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of COCC is $11,374. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for COCC

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of COCC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At COCC, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $4,928 a year. That adds up to $19,712 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at COCC is 11.8%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do COCC Graduates Make?

$36,735 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from COCC make around $36,735 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Central Oregon Community College make the most money.

Location of Central Oregon Community College

Oregon State
1,832 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Central Oregon Community College is a public institution situated in Bend, Oregon. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for COCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address:2600 Nw College Way, Bend, OR 97703

Central Oregon Community College Majors

23 Majors With Completions
671 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Central Oregon Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at COCC

86% Take At Least One Class Online
52% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 3,195 students took at least one online class at Central Oregon Community College. This is a decrease from the 3,937 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

Learn more about online learning at Central Oregon Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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