About Umpqua Community College
Umpqua Community College aspires to be the center for quality teaching and learning, and a key partner in the wellbeing and enrichment of our communities.
Umpqua Community College provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.
Umpqua Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The college is currently undergoing its periodic evaluations.
Read about the evaluation process and browse accreditation reports.
In March of 2013 Umpqua Community College completed a comprehensive planning process, setting forth a Strategic Plan to continue strengthening the College’s ability to serve its stakeholders. This plan is based on the mission, “Umpqua Community College provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities”. This planning process resulted in five Goals that will guide College decision making processes during the next five years.
Read more about the strategic plan.
The college was established by a vote of greater Douglas County residents in 1964 and conducted classes in various rented facilities in Roseburg for the first few years. Since its founding as a post-secondary education facility it has grown and changed to meet the diverse needs of the community. More than 15,000 students take one or more classes each year, for a full-time equivalent (FTE) of about 3,000 full-time students.
Campus and Surroundings
Umpqua Community College is one of the most picturesque colleges in the country, nestled between beautiful tree-studded hills and overlooking a large bend in the North Umpqua River. Natural volcanic rock and rustic, cedar shake architecture grace the 14 campus buildings located on a 100-acre plot of land six miles north of Roseburg. Easy access to Interstate 5, exit 129, and mild year-around climate complement the scenic beauty of the campus.
The "100 Valleys of the Umpqua" have been compared in climate and geography with Italy and southern France. Extremes of heat and cold are rare and the county also enjoys one of the lowest wind velocities anywhere in the United States. Winter temperatures usually vary from about 30 to 60 degrees F. (-1.1 to 15.6 C.) and summer temperatures vary from the 70's to the 90's (21 to 32 C.) with pleasantly low humidity.
Read more about Roseburg and Douglas County.
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