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Southeastern Oklahoma State University: Narrative Description

SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY K-12

1405 North 4th Ave.
Durant, OK 74701-0609
Tel: (580)745-2000
Free: 800-435-1327
Admissions: (580)745-2060
Fax: (580)745-7490
Web Site: http://www.sosu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1909. Setting: 177-acre small town campus. Endowment: $10.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $515,396. Educational spending 2003-04: $7515 per student. Total enrollment: 4,203. Faculty: 223 (153 full-time, 70 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,067 applied, 80% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 74% from top half. 26 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,966 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 772 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 28 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 29% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 24% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Ardmore Higher Education Center, E.T. Dunlap Higher Education Center, Tinker AFB, OKCCC.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for adults over 21. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview, ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2126 full-time, $70.85 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6455 full-time, $215.15 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $997 full-time, $28.70 per semester hour part-time, $68 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. College room and board: $3470. College room only: $1850. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 3% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wesley Foundation, Resident Hall Association. Major annual events: Springfest, Homecoming, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 636 college housing spaces available; 478 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library with 187,971 books, 457,438 microform titles, 671 serials, 5,291 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $854,434. 425 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Durant is a rural community served by bus line and airport. The community has one hospital, Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma, and active civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. There are libraries, churches, and motels. Local recreational facilities include hunting, boating, fishing, golf and other sports.

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