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: https://www.swosu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://host2.swosu.edu/cc3/mxl.html
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Weatherford, OK 73096-3001
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,961
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 34%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,347 (47% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,695
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,595
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,344

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 111
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 97
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 594
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 112
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 21
Grand total 1103915

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,695
Out-of-state $14,595
Books and supplies $1,218

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,320
Out-of-state $13,800

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 905 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 825 85% $8,344
Student loan aid 562 58% $5,151

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,252 73% $7,477
Federal student loans 2,257 51% $6,344

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,196 827 1,369
Percent admitted 100% 91% 91%
Percent admitted who enrolled 40% 41% 38%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 4,961
Undergraduate enrollment 4,123
Graduate enrollment 838

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 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
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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