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Economic Study 2020

Economic Contribution of Southwestern Oregon Community College - Analysis of Investment Effectiveness and Economic Growth

The Economic Impact Study by Economic Modeling Specialist Intl. (EMSI) estimates the impact that Southwestern Oregon Community College has on the economy both within the district and statewide. EMSI uses labor market data to provide useful information that helps SWOCC understand the connection between our economy, people and work.

In the Winter 2020, SWOCC worked with EMSI to compile this information from the 2018-19 academic year. The study documents how Southwestern Oregon Community College plays a significant role in the local economy and is a sound investment from multiple perspectives.

Students benefit from improved lifestyles and increased earnings. Taxpayers benefit from a larger economy and lower social costs. Finally, the community as a whole benefits from increased job and investment opportunities, higher business revenues, greater availability of public funds, and an eased tax burden.

SWOCC Executive Summary   *   Statewide Executive Summary (available early fall)   *   EMSI Fact Sheet   *   Presentation Slides   *   SWOCC Main Report  *  Statewide Main Report (available early fall)

EMSI applies a comprehensive model designed to quantify the economic benefits of community and technical colleges. See www.economicmodeling.com

Fall Study 2017

SWOCC Fact Sheet   *  SWOCC Executive Summary   *   Statewide Executive Summary   *   EMSI Fact Sheet   *   Board Presentation   *   Presentation Slides   *   SWOCC Main Report  *  Statewide Main Report  

 

Fall 2012 Study

Study conducted in Fall 2012 from the 2010-11 academic year data.

Executive Summary   *  Fact Sheet   *  Main Report   *   Presentation Slides   *  A Social and Taxpayer Perspective   *   A Taxpayer Perspective   *   A Student Perspective   *   A Business Perspective   *   A Social Perspective  

 

2006 Study

In 2006, Southwestern and the 16 other Oregon community colleges participated in a state funded economic impact study conducted by CCbenefits, Inc. In this study, CCbenefits applied a comprehensive economic model – subjected to peer review and field-tested on over 500 different community and technical colleges - to capture and quantify the economic benefits SWOCC brings to Coos and Curry counties and the State of Oregon.

CCbenefits is now EMSI (www.economicmodeling.com)

Executive Summary    *   Fact Sheet   *   Main Report  *  Presentation Slides    *   Presentation Notes   *   A Taxpayer Perspective

 

Reports and Resource Links

Data Reports

 

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Research & Studies

Accelerated Learning (Dual Credit/College Now):

Developmental Education:

Financial Wellness:  by Trellis and HOPE Center

     HOPE Center

HECC Reports and Presentations:

Placement Reports:

Transfer Reports:

 

Research and Association Links

  • AACC:  American Association of Community Colleges
  • ATD:  Achieving the Dream
  • CCRC:  Community College Research Center
  • EDUCAUSE:  Instruction and Technology Resources
  • Guided Pathways:  Association of American Universities & Colleges
  • HECC:  Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
  • IPEDS:  National Center for Education Statistics Reporting
  • NSC: National Student Clearinghouse
  • OCCA:  Oregon Community College Association
  • Oregon Reports and Research HECC Oregon Community College Reporting
  • Student Success Center:  OCCA Student Success Center
  • USDE Affordability:  US Department Education College Affordability and Transparency
  • USDE: US Department Education Community College Research
  • VFA:  Voluntary Framework of Accountability

Census Data and Other Resources

American Community Survey - this is an ongoing statistical survey that samples a small percentage of the population every year - giving communities the information they need to plan. "It show us who we are and how we are changing...it is the only sources for local comparable data."

American Fact Finder - the best source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information.

Census Bureau - interactive map, be sure to click on "Explore the Map" to access state, county, and city data

Census Bureau Quick Facts

Communities Reporter -Indicators for communities by city, county and census tract. Easy to get a variety of information on an area, including comparisons and trends.

Labor Market Information (LMI) for Oregon for National - (also contact ir@socc.edu for additional support and/or customized report data)

Northwest Area Indicators - The Indicators Website is a convenient source of information on states and counties, selected communities, reservations, and tribes in the Northwest Area Foundation's eight-state region. Use this site to find the most recent indicators on local population characteristics, economic well-being, health, and more.

Oregon Economic Data - Employment and unemployment data including occupational employment projections and wage reports.  Data available by county.  Access to business and industry data from heading tabs.

Oregon Occupation and Wage Information - Reports include information on projected employment, wages, skills, education requirements, schools and training providers, and more. 

Oregon Publications - Access to Labor Trends reports and labor market information (also contact ir@occ.edu for additional support and/or customized report data); data tools for reports and analysis including average income, wage information, job vacancies, employment projections, and occupations in demand.

Population Research Center - Portland State University - The Population Research Center (PRC) is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and training unit for population-related data and research for the State of Oregon. Access to Oregon census state data center, annual population estimates, Oregon population forecast mapping, geographic analysis and more links to national data.

RHIhub - Rural Health Information Data Explorer Tool - National and by State. "Select from a wide range of data on health disparities, health workforce, demographics, and more. Explore how metropolitan and nonmetro counties compare, nationwide and by state." "The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities. The RHIhub is your guide to improving health for rural residents—we provide access to current and reliable resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them."