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Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Alva, Oklahoma

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Overview

Enrollment

1,791
Northwestern Oklahoma State University overview
Location Alva, Oklahoma
Online nwosu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Northwestern Oklahoma State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU), located in Alva, Oklahoma, is a public university that offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Founded in 1897, NWOSU boasts a campus marked by its classic architecture and rural setting within close proximity to Enid and approximately two hours from Oklahoma City. The university emphasizes a diverse array of academic disciplines with notable programs in education, nursing, and business. With an open admissions policy, NWOSU is accessible to a wide range of applicants. Student housing is available on campus, offering various options for on-campus living to support the student body. While NWOSU may not be known for a powerhouse athletic program, it does compete in various sports within the NCAA Division II under the moniker the Rangers.

In the most recent statistical year 1,204 prospective students applied, and 714 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 277 enrolled in the school.  1,297 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 494 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $7,100 plus fees of $1,180. NWOSU is ranked 756 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10

Overall

3/10

Academics

4/10

Resources

5/10

Outcomes

7/10

Value

NWOSU is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Northwestern Oklahoma State University within the 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Northwestern Oklahoma State University overview
SAT 850/1090
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.42

Applications Accepted

59.3% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Oklahoma Resident Tuition

$7,100
In State Costs for Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$1,180
Room and Board $5,250
Budget for Other Expenses$4,200
Total One Year Cost$19,330

Out of State Resident Tuition

$14,218
Out of State Costs for Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$1,180
Room and Board $5,250
Budget for Other Expenses$4,200
Total One Year Cost$26,448

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

37% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northwestern Oklahoma State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 20%
Business 20%
Psychology 12%
Agriculture 8%
Health Professions 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207306 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

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