Rogue Community College (RCC) offers five degrees and 38 professional technical programs in a wide variety of fields. RCC provides day, evening, weekend, and online classes to approximately 14,000 full-time-equivalent students. RCC operates on three primary campuses: the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass, the Riverside Campus in Medford, and the newly acquired and renovated Table Rock Campus in White City, which houses professional technical programs such as diesel technology, construction, manufacturing, electronics, public safety, and apprenticeships. RCC’s Workforce Training provides a variety of work-based training and employment development services, including support to regional economic development and local manufacturing. Customized training plus workforce and management workshops are available.
Southern Oregon University (SOU), a four-year public university specializing in liberal arts, sciences, and select graduate and professional programs, serves approximately 5,000 students from around the world on its 175-acre park-like campus, offering nearly 100 areas of study in 37 majors. Located in Ashland, SOU is surrounded by national forests, mountains, and lakes. Its average class size is 25 students, with a faculty-to-student ratio of 19:1. In addition, 93 percent of its faculty members have a PhD or the highest-level degree in their respective field. SOU is the first campus in the state to offset 100 percent of its electricity use and natural gas emissions with renewable energy.