Located in Roseburg, Oregon, Umpqua Community College was established back in 1964 and currently occupies upwards of 100 acres of land, including some sixteen different academic and administrative buildings in all. The school´s spacious and generous facilities also include an outdoor pool, several tennis courts, a running track, and even a school vineyard as of 2009.
The school offers accessible higher education services to the great Douglas County area.
Academic accreditation at Umpqua Community College is granted by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The school offers various certificate and degree programs with a maximum level of an associate degree.
Several of the school’s associate degrees are also intended to serve for transfer purposes to four-year colleges in Oregon or other parts of the country, such as those in the fields of Pharmacy, Agriculture, Economics, Human Services, and Forestry. All told, there are some 50+ degree programs available at Umpqua Community College.
Apprenticeships also form an important part of the academic offering at Umpqua Community College, and all apprenticeship programs at the school are overseen by the state’s Bureau of Labor & Industries Apprenticeship & Training Division. Among the offering of apprenticeships, students will discover opportunities as a manufacturing plant electrician, an inside electrician, a limited maintenance electrician, and millwright. Each apprenticeship program has specific requirements in order to be considered.
Most Popular Fields of Study
The admissions process at Umpqua Community College is fairly simple and straightforward. The school adopts an open-entry policy in general with regards to new student admissions, pursuant to which any qualified applicants that could benefit from instruction at the school are accepted without regard to their class standing at graduation, GPA, etc. Notwithstanding this general admissions policy, the school does have certain programs of study (such as those in the fields of Nursing and Paramedic) which implement more stringent admissions standards due to limited space, the high demand among students for entry, and the academic levels necessary to keep such programs relevant.
Applying for admissions can be done either online or in print. Students are encouraged to apply for financial time at the time of submitting their application for admission. Following response from the school, students will meet with an academic advisor to create study plan and schedule first-term classes and then proceed to registration. Finally, the school and the student will create a payment plan.
For assistance in paying the cost of attendance at Umpqua Community College, students have various forms of financial aid available to them which are broken down into four basic categories: scholarships, grants, loans and work study employment opportunities. As with practically any institution of higher education in the US, students should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, the earlier the better as funds are allocated on a time priority basis.
In addition to common federal grants (such as the Pell Grant), students may be eligible for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, various Merit Awards and/or a host of local and state scholarships.
Umpqua Community College is a commuter campus type of school that does not offer student housing facilities. What students will find is a variety of student clubs operating both on and off campus, offering the opportunity to enrich the college experience in a variety of ways; a random selection of clubs would include the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, the Engineering Club, the Rock Climbing Club, the Non-Traditional Students Club, and the Nursing Club. For further opportunities for students to make their experience at Umpqua Community College more rewarding, the Student Life Office is on-hand to help identify and organize activities or groups that match people’s interests.
Student Enrollment Demographics
Athletics activities thrive on the campus of Umpqua Community College, and the school is a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC); the school’s competitors include other schools in Oregon as we as from Washington state and the northern reaches of California.
The school’s athletics teams are collectively known as the Riverhawks, and the competing colors are green and white. The school fields the following teams: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball. The school also conducts or sponsors various summer sports camps which are intended for both enrolled students as well as youths from the surrounding communities.