Local police confirmed to AFP that shots were fired at Umpqua Community College but had no immediate information on casualties.
"We responded to a report of a shooting at the local community college and it's a developing situation," Officer Dwes Hutson, of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, said.
CNN, citing a county official, said the shooter had been detained. It said at least one woman was shot in the chest.
The college was immediately placed on lockdown.