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Colleges / Western Oklahoma State College

Western Oklahoma State College

Altus, OK 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Western

Western Oklahoma State College Overview

Western Oklahoma State College is a public, state school in the rural setting of Altus, Oklahoma. Western was founded in 1926 and enrolls 1,690 undergrads and no graduate students. Western provides housing for up to 96 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 95% of students spend their weekends on campus.

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.

Western does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

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.

2022 Western Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2

Is Western a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Western offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Western

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges 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% return for the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Western Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Western by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Western directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Western's Endowment

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.

Western's endowment was valued at $5.4 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Western spends about $2,195 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Western

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Western's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out 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?

If Western Oklahoma State College seems like a school you want to apply to, click the heart button to save it to your college list.


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Where is Western?

Western is located in the rural setting of Altus, Oklahoma.

If you are interested in seeing 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.

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College Info

2801 North Main Street Altus, OK 73521-1397

Campus Setting: Rural

Western Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Western ACT Scores

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Western SAT Scores

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Western Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$8,680

In State

$8,680

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition
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Housing
$8,680
$8,680
Books
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Student Life

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.

40%

Full Time

60%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,690

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

Unknown

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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