About UCC

Transformative Learning

Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon, proudly offering an ever-expanding array of in-demand college degree, workforce development, and community learning programs.

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Our mission

to transform lives and enrich communities

Our vision

Umpqua Community College will be a model for educational innovation, empowering all students to contribute to an ever-changing, diverse world with confidence, competence, and compassion.

Our values

  • Learning
  • Sense of community
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

Innovative, Real-World Education

Since 1964, Umpqua Community College has served as the regional center for affordable, high-quality and transformational education in Douglas County, Oregon. On our picturesque 100-acre campus, learners of all ages gain the innovative, affordable and real-world education. UCC is also where local businesses find a willing partner ready to help solve emerging workforce challenges and where community members have access to a vast array of educational classes and cultural opportunities.

Offering more than 70 programs that lead to award, UCC provides students an opportunity to engage in learning that can assist them in entering or reentering the workforce, learning a new skill or trade, or advancing their education and/or career. Most students attend UCC to obtain associate level degrees and/or transfer degrees, certifications, career and technical education, apprenticeships, workforce training, skills upgrades, adult basic skills, or English language proficiency.

For many students, the educational opportunity UCC provides will be life changing and represents a powerful way to improve their lives and the lives of their households and communities.

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Student who benefit from financial Aid


Full-time faculty with master’s or doctorate


UCC’s estimated economic impact on Douglas County


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Get started on your path

With top-notch academic programs and faculty, most of whom are also working professionals, UCC offers real-world learning. Pick your destination and our advisors will help you choose the best path to reach it.
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Where You Can Go From Here

From UCC our alumni can easily transfer to other four-year universities in Oregon and beyond.


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Student Life

UCC students take advantage of a wide variety activities that are not only fun and rewarding but help build camaraderie and friendships for a lifetime. Whether it’s rooting on our many Riverhawk athletic teams, working on The Mainstream newspaper, joining one of our many clubs, performing in a theatrical production, or just enjoying a free snack in the library with friends, there’s always something to do at UCC.

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Meet Some of Our Faculty

“Having a cutting-edge, new automotive training facility will enable students to learn the latest technologies and transition to careers in our local community faster.”

– John Blakely
Associate Professor, Automotive

“It is exciting and rewarding to help students realize their potential and grow into a career of their choosing.”

– Crystal Sullivan
Chair of Social & Behavioral Sciences

“UCC is one of 15 colleges nationwide to be selected and awarded grant funds for a new AI lab Incubator Network, sponsored by Dell, and the American Association of Colleges”

– John Blackwood
Associate Professor, Computer Science