Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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Often abbreviated to SWOSU, Southwestern
Oklahoma State University is a public
university in Weatherford and Sayre, Okla.
With 15 nationally accredited academic
programs, SWOSU is one of seven state
regional universities in Oklahoma.

SWOSU is comprised of the College of Arts
and Sciences, College of Pharmacy, College
of Professional and Graduate Studies,
College of Associate and Applied Programs
(Sayre campus), Cheyenne and Arapaho
Tribal College, and Distance and
eLearning. The 2011 U.S. News and
World Report
placed the school at
Tier I in its Regional Universities – West
category.

The school is accredited by the American
Association of State Colleges and
Universities and North Central Association
of Colleges and Schools.

Athletics
SWOSU's sports teams are known as the
Bulldogs; they compete at the NCAA
Division II level as a member of the Great
American Conference. There are eight
different sports, including women's
soccer, men's and women's basketball and
baseball.


Financial Aid and Scholarships
More than 70 percent of the SWOSU
student body receives financial aid; the
school typically pays out $30 million
annually. Financial aid and scholarship
offerings include Stafford loans, tuition
aid grants, federal work study and a range
of scholarships.

Library
The SWOSU Library offers a range of
services including Ask a Librarian,
document delivery, instruction, learning
services and an extensive online catalog.
It is open seven days a week during the
school year.

Student
Housing
On-campus housing consists of the
Rogers & Jefferson Halls, Neff Hall,
Stewart Hall, Oklahoma Hall and the Mary
Mabry Savage Apartments.

General Information

Admission

Office
100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, OK 73096
(580) 774-3009
Fax: (580) 774-3795

Contact: Todd Boyd
Director of Admissions

Main

Address
100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, OK 73096-3098
(580) 772-6611
www.swosu.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 4,196
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 908
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,059
Graduate enrollment: 360

Setting
Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees

offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
First
Professional

Admissions Information

Application

Fee
College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $15
Online application fee: Free

Enrollment

Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 90%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 63%

College Majors

Arts,

Visual & Performing
Commercial/Advertising

Art B
Music –
General B
Music –
General Performance B
Music –
Piano/Organ B
Music –
Voice/Opera B
Music
Management/Merchandising B
Music
Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B
Biophysics

B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Business
– General A,B
Business
Administration/Management B
Human
Resources Management B
Management

Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric

B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer
Science B
Computer/Information

Sciences – General B
Information

Sciences/Systems B

Education
Art
Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Education

of Learning Disabled B
Education

of Mentally Handicapped B
Elementary

Education B
English
Teacher Education B
Health
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Mathematics

Education B
Music
Teacher Education B
Physical
Education B
Science
Teacher Education B
Social
Science Teacher Education B
Special
Education B
Technology/Industrial

Arts Education B

Engineering
Engineering

– General B
Engineering

Physics B

Engineering Technologies
Manufacturing

Technologies B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Athletic
Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical/Medical

Laboratory Technology A,B
Health
System Administration B
Medical
Records Administration B
Music
Therapy B
Nursing
(RN) A,B
Occupational

Therapy Assistance A
Physical
Therapy Assistance A
Public
Health B
Radiologic

Technology/Medical Imaging A

History
History
– General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies A

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks,
Recreation & Fitness – General
B
Parks/Leisure

Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B
Physics
B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Theological Studies &
Religious Vocations

Religious/Sacred

Music 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.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(580) 772-6611
Website:www.swosu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://host2.swosu.edu/cc3_scripts/cc_server.exe
Address:100 Campus Dr, Weatherford, OK 73096-3098
Setting:33
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:5,320
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):30%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,998 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,690
Out-of-state Tuition:$13,440
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,912

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services211
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education97
Engineering1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs463
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Psychology112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences1
Visual and Performing Arts21
Grand total1113614

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education3
Health Professions and Related Programs13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Psychology11
Grand total1127

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,690
Out-of-state$13,440
Books and supplies$1,218

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,426
Out-of-state$12,762

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid82193%
Grant or scholarship aid74685%$6,912
Student loan aid64773%$3,727

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,08873%$6,846
Federal student loans2,66863%$5,256

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Southwestern Oklahoma State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,1311,3331,798
Percent admitted100%88%93%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%33%30%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment5,320
Undergraduate enrollment4,510
Graduate enrollment810

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
    • Medical Laboratory Technician Education (MLTAB) - Schools and programs for the medical laboratory technician
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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