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Eastern Oklahoma State College: Narrative Description


1301 West Main
Wilburton, OK 74578-4999
Tel: (918)465-2361; Admissions: (918)465-2361; Fax: (918)465-2431; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 4,000-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,639. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Students come from 8 states and territories, 2 other countries, 31% 25 or older, 20% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at E. T. Dunlap Higher Education Center, McAlester Higher Education Center.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission for state residents. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Aggie Club, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Mudbowl. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Bill H. Hill Library with 41,639 books, 220 serials, and an OPAC. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Wilburton is a small community located in the San Bois Mountains. The area is served by commercial bus lines, U.S. Route 270 and State Highway 2. A small municipal airport is located here, but commercial airlines are approximately 30 miles distant. Good recreational facilities for outdoor sports include nearby Robber's Cave State Park, and Kiamichi National Forest. The nearest large cities are Muskogee and Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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