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Western Oklahoma State College 2801 N Main St Altus, OK 73521 Phone: (580) 477-2000
  • General Information
    About Western Oklahoma State College

    Western Oklahoma State College is committed to providing exemplary educational opportunities to meet the needs of the individual and the community in an increasingly global society. In accordance with our mission, Western's educational programs and services are designed to help people achieve their individual potential, enrich their lives, and become responsible and productive members of society. Thus, Western Oklahoma State College exists for the following purposes: To provide general education for all students; To provide education in several basic fields of university-parallel study for those students who plan to transfer to a senior institution and complete a bachelor's degree; To provide one- and two-year programs of technical and occupational education to prepare individuals to enter the labor market; To provide programs of remedial and developmental education for those whose previous education may not have prepared them for college; To provide both formal and informal programs of study especially designed for adults and out-of-school youth in order to serve the community generally with a continuing education opportunity; To carry out programs of institutional research designed to improve the institution's efficiency and effectiveness of operation; To provide student and program support in the form of assessment and guidance services designed to maximize program potential enabling students to reach their educational and career goals; To participate in programs of economic development with comprehensive or regional universities toward the end that the needs of each institution's geographic service area are met.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of transfer credits are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 471
      Percent Admitted 81%
      Men Admitted 83%
      Women Admitted 79%
      Full Time Retention Rate 52%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 16 21
        English 15 22
        Math 15 20
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 3,315
      Native American 135.0
      Asian 50.0
      African American 446.0
      Hispanic 366.0
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 889
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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