About UCC

Transform Your Life.

Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.

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Our mission

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, community members of all ages can find coursework providing personal enrichment or a fast-track to in-demand, well-paying careers. UCC’s commitment to community enhancement has driven a partnership with local businesses seeking solutions for emerging workforce challenges in our rural community.

Offering more than 70 programs leading to accredited degrees and certificates, UCC provides an innovative, culture-rich learning environment that can help students enter the workforce, learn a new skill or trade, advance their education or career. UCC also offers specialized short-term programs that you can complete in as few as 6 weeks or 6 months.

For many students, the educational opportunity 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 can choose from a wide variety of fun and rewarding activities that build on a culture of collaboration and lead to lifelong friendships. Whether it’s rooting for one of our many Riverhawk athletic teams,  joining one of our many clubs, performing in a theatrical production, or just studying with friends in the library, 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