Western Oklahoma State College: Narrative Description
WESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE COLLEGE I-5
2801 North Main St.
Altus, OK 73521-1397
Web Site: http://www.wosc.edu/
State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 142-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2376 per student. Total enrollment: 1,919. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 494 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 50% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Students come from 30 states and territories, 1 other country, 3% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 10% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 65% 25 or older. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at all state institutions in the Oklahoma Higher Education Televised Instructional System.
Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2043 full-time, $68.10 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4,952 full-time, $165.05 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $4400.
Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: national fraternities; 4% of men are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senate, Behavioral Science Club, Aggie Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, organizational competitions, basketball games. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 96 college housing spaces available; 83 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resources Center with 33,000 books, 1,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $254,402. 50 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.
Altus is an urban community served by bus, railroad, and major interstate highways. The climate is temperate. The community has one hospital, a public library, many churches, and recreational facilities.
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