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Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) is a public state university with its main campus in Alva, Oklahoma. NWOSU also embodies two smaller satellite campuses located in Woodward and Enid. The University awards bachelor's degrees in around 40 different fields, as well as offering a large variety of master's programs with awarded degrees. The undergraduate academic programs are divided between two schools--the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional Studies. In 2000, NWOSU became one of the first schools in the US to offer a Bachelor of E-Commerce degree. Other bachelor's degrees offered include nursing, accounting, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, criminal justice, health and sports science, mass communication, organizational leadership, social work, speech and theatre, and technical management, among others.

NWOSU's campus is built on the tenants of a traditional on-campus experience, with students living in university housing, eating in the dining cafeteria or snack center, and joining fellow students and faculty for campus activities featuring university athletics, plays, concerts, and other events.

The university is part of the Regional University System of Oklahoma and has been granted full accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission.

Nursing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University

The NWOSU nursing program offers a traditional on-campus BSN degree program at four of their campus sites - Alva, Enid, Woodward and Ponca City, Oklahoma. They also offer an online RN-to-BSN degree completion program designed for working RNs to complete their nursing courses in 12 months. NWOSU is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Northwestern's faculty is dedicated to the success of their students as is affirmed by their high NCLEX-RN pass rates (100% in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013; 97% in 2012). All graduates of their nursing program have been employed in nursing occupations upon passing their board exams and employer satisfaction ratings have been at 100% for the past 5 years. Their curriculum is built on the Caring theory of Dr. Jean Watson and their nursing students are engaged in the rural communities throughout northwestern Oklahoma. Northwestern offers a traditional resident college campus experience on their Alva campus while the nursing students in Enid, Woodward and Ponca City enjoy a less traditional environment.

Athletics

The teams for Northwestern play as the Rangers, and compete within the Great American Conference. The school's competitive teams are made up of men's baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and rodeo, with the women participating in cheerleading, basketball, cross country, golf, rodeo, soccer, softball, and volleyball. NWOSU was recently accepted and approved to compete within the NCAA Division II.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

NWOSU excels in keeping college costs low for its students, and boasts the most affordable on-campus housing in the US. Scholarships are available through a variety of avenues, with more than 1.5 million dollars in aid being given to students each year. Recently, 97% of Freshmen students who applied for scholarships were able to receive some form of financial aid. Aside from scholarships, the other types of aid available include grants, loans, and campus work study. The university recommends that all students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to see what kinds of need-based aid they may be eligible for.

Student Housing

Northwestern has four residence halls (two for men, two for women) available for single students, and on-campus housing is required for all new incoming freshman. Coronado Hall is the home to the cafeteria used by all residents living in on-campus housing, and all food can be paid for with one of the available meal plans. Meal plans are also available to students who live off-campus if they wish to purchase one.

Rankings

The U.S. News & World Report has named NWOSU Oklahoma's top-ranked public regional university on multiple occasions. The University is also known for topping the lists of schools that help students graduate with low amounts of student debt. Over half of NWOSU's graduates leave campus with no student debt.

General Information

Admission Office
709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva, OK 73717-2799
(580) 327-8546
Fax: (580) 327-8413
recruit@nwosu.edu
Contact: Matt Adair
Director of Recruitment
Main Address
709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva, OK 73717
(580) 327-1700
www.nwosu.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 1,834
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 322
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,747
Graduate enrollment: 242

Setting
Rural setting
Small town (2,500 - 9,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $3,875 $4,247 $4,247 $4,479 +5.46%
Books and Supplies $900 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement - On Campus
Room and Board $3,400 $3,560 $3,700 $3,760 +1.62%
Other $2,400 $2,700 $3,500 $3,600 +2.86%
Living Arrangement - Off Campus
Room and Board $4,500 $4,500 $4,500 $4,500 0.00%
Other $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $10,575 $11,707 $12,647 $13,039 +3.10%
In-state Off Campus $11,775 $12,447 $12,447 $12,679 +1.86%
In-state with Family $4,775 $5,447 $5,447 $5,679 +4.26%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $2,759
In-state Student Fees $373
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $6,917
Out-of-state Fees $373

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 252 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 245 93% $1,066,072 $4,351
• Federal grants 86 33% $336,010 $3,907
• Pell grants 86 33% $289,678 $3,368
• Other federal grants 54 20% $46,332 $858
State/local government grant or scholarships 97 37% $306,078 $3,155
Institutional grants or scholarships 223 84% $423,984 $1,901
Student loan aid 94 36% $375,075 $3,990
• Federal student loans 94 36% $375,075 $3,990
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 308 50 - - -
Agriculture 29 - - - -
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 29 - - - -
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 18 - - - -
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 18 - - - -
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 72 - - - -
Accounting 18 - - - -
Business Administration and Management 53 - - - -
E-commerce/electronic Commerce 1 - - - -
Communication and Journalism Programs 11 - - - -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 11 - - - -
Computing and Information Sciences 3 - - - -
Computer and Information Sciences 3 - - - -
Education 50 36 - - -
Agricultural Teacher Education - - - - -
Business Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services - 14 - - -
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 11 - - - -
Education, Other - - - - -
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities 3 - - - -
Educational Leadership and Administration - - - - -
Elementary Education and Teaching 22 2 - - -
English/language Arts Teacher Education 2 - - - -
Mathematics Teacher Education 2 - - - -
Music Teacher Education 1 - - - -
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 6 - - - -
Reading Teacher Education - 7 - - -
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education - - - - -
Secondary Education and Teaching - 13 - - -
Social Studies Teacher Education 2 - - - -
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education - - - - -
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 5 - - - -
English Language and Literature 5 - - - -
Rhetoric and Composition - - - - -
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3 - - - -
Spanish Language and Literature 3 - - - -
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 16 - - - -
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 16 - - - -
History 8 - - - -
History 8 - - - -
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 9 - - - -
Criminal Justice/police Science 9 - - - -
Human Services 14 - - - -
Social Work 14 - - - -
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 18 - - - -
General Studies 18 - - - -
Mathematics and Statistics - - - - -
Mathematics and Statistics, Other - - - - -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 5 - - - -
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5 - - - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 21 - - - -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 21 - - - -
Physical Sciences 2 - - - -
Chemistry 2 - - - -
Psychology 23 14 - - -
Counseling Psychology - 14 - - -
Psychology 23 - - - -
Social Sciences - - - - -
Political Science and Government - - - - -
Sociology - - - - -
Visual and Performing Arts 1 - - - -
Music 1 - - - -
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $15
Online application fee: $15
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 100%

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business B
Agriculture - General B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music - General B
Music - General Performance B
Music - Piano/Organ B
Music - Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
E-Commerce B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming - General B
Computer/Information Sciences - General B
Information Sciences/Systems B

Education
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education - General B
Education of Learning Disabled B
Education of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature - General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Nursing (RN) B

History
History - General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Mathematics
Mathematics - General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Psychology
Psychology - General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Police Science B

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences - General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.
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