Western Oklahoma State College

2801 N Main St, Altus,
OK, 73521-1397
Tel: (580)477-2000
1,765 students
Public institution

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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.
School Highlights:
Western Oklahoma State College serves 1,765 students (45% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Western Oklahoma State College is the only community colleges within Jackson County, OK.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Western Oklahoma State College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,765 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.50 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,765 students
1,360 students
# Full-Time Students
789 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 976 students
1,014 students
% American Indian/Alaskan 4%
1%
% Asian 1%
2%
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 16%
7%
% Black 7%
11%
% White 68%
66%
% Two or more races 4%
2%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.50
0.44

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,097 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,968 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,097 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,968 $10,175
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Western Oklahoma State College, established as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest original municipal two-year college still in existence in Oklahoma. Its operation since 1967 has been under the provision of State Bill No. 2 of the 1967 Oklahoma Legislature and the Community Junior College Act. On August 16, 1974, the college became Western Oklahoma State College by an act of the state legislature, signed by the Governor on April 3, 1974. Western Oklahoma State College is geographically located in Southwestern Oklahoma. As a state-supported institution, it is open to all residents of Oklahoma but functions primarily to serve the counties of Jackson, Greer, Harmon, Kiowa, and Tillman. Western Oklahoma State College awards the following degrees and other forms of academic recognition to those students who successfully complete the educational program plans approved to be offered at the institution. The college offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science and Certificate Programs. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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