Any recent feedback on SOU? I’ve dug deep into forums and online, but it’s one that I find limited information on. I would love ANY feedback on Southern Oregon University.
It seems like a PERFECT fit for our daughter (Creative Writing BFA / Musical Theatre Minor, medium size, beautiful location, LGBTQ friendly, cosplay club, nice dorm options, theatre heavy town, no Greek system, seems very nerdy drama kid friendly). Her stats are fairly high for the school, so honors college would hopefully be a realistic option, and being from the west the WUE tuition rate is very appealing, would compete with our in state costs. But I have some concerns.
Financial stability. Their endowment seems small (28 million I believe), and it seems in recent years they’ve had to cut staff and raise tuition. We are deep diving their financials but it’s hard to know if we are getting the big picture. They are a public school, do we need to worry about them collapsing or quality of education diminishing?
Ashland. Will the reduction in tourism this year, combined with years of heavy smoke from wildfires, damage the city and thus the school? I’ve read the city’s biggest draw, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is in quite a bit of trouble.