Western Oklahoma State College is a public, state school in a rural setting in Altus, Oklahoma. Western was founded in 1926 and now enrolls around 1,690 students a year, including 1,690 undergrads. Western provides on-campus housing for up to 96 students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. On the weekends, about 95% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.
There are many ways for students to get involved at Western! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Western's theater groups.
Interested in journalism or communications? Western students can .
There are no fraternities or sororities at Western, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.
Planning to play sports? Western has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Western on the Student Life page.
Learn more about life at Western on the Student Life page.
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The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a clearer sense of what Western offers and if it could be a good fit for you.
Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Western, around 49% are still enrolled their sophomore year. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2014, the total market value of the school endowment was $5.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $2,195 for each full-time student enrolled.
Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Western. Based on this information, how does Western sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Western a good school for you?
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Western is located in the rural setting of Altus, Oklahoma.
If you want to see Western for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Highway 283 to Altus, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Altus Municipal.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Western and Altus are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western is Continuous processing.
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Wondering what life at Western is like? There are approximately 1,690 students enrolled at Western. 40% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from OK and 12% percent of students are from other states.
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