Rogers State University: Narrative Description

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ROGERS STATE UNIVERSITY C-14

1701 West Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017-3252
Tel: (918)343-7777
Free: 800-256-7511
Admissions: (918)343-7545
Fax: (918)343-7898
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1909. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Tulsa. Endowment: $4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $4500. Educational spending 2003-04: $4478 per student. Total enrollment: 3,300. 1,001 applied, 89% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 1,681 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 1,619 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 16 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 45% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 28% transferred in. Retention: 51% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Northeast Technology Centers, Claremore and Pryor, OK; Tri-County Technology Center, Bartlesville, OK; University Learning Center of Northern Oklahoma; Central Technology Center, Drumright, OK. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for applicants to the Associate's degree program or the Certificate program. Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 2.7 high school GPA, ACT, ACT COMPASS (for students over 21). Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2400 full-time, $70 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5760 full-time, $210 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $30 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $5985. College room only: $3825.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all; 3% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Adult Students Aspiring to Prosper, Horse and Ag Student Association, Native American Student Association, Criminal Justice Student Association. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Halloween Dance/Carnival, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 256 college housing spaces available; 200 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Rogers State University Library with 57,283 books, 524 serials, 4,844 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $468,500. 314 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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