Western Oklahoma State College

Tel: (580)477-2000
1,585 students
Public institution
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 1,585 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Western Oklahoma State College is the only community colleges within Jackson County, OK.
The nearest community college is Vernon College (35.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
College Western Oklahoma State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 45 staff
61 staff
Western Oklahoma State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,585 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 40% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,585 students 1,315 students
Western Oklahoma State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
22:1
Western Oklahoma State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 592 students
815 students
Western Oklahoma State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 993 students
1,061 students
Western Oklahoma State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Western Oklahoma State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Western Oklahoma State College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
1%
5%
Western Oklahoma State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
16%
20%
Western Oklahoma State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
10%
15%
Western Oklahoma State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
52%
49%
Western Oklahoma State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
8%
3%
Western Oklahoma State College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
10%
6%
Western Oklahoma State College Unknown (2010-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Western Oklahoma State College Non Resident (2007-2013)
Western Oklahoma State College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.69 0.70
Western Oklahoma State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,000 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,871 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,000 $5,590
Western Oklahoma State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,871 $10,086
Western Oklahoma State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 96 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 89%
89%
Western Oklahoma State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 3,084 students | 35.20 Mi4400 College Dr.
    Vernon, TX 76384
    (940)552-6291
    35.203,084
  • 1,249 students | 90.80 Mi1122 College Drive
    Clarendon, TX 79226
    (8.0)687-4357
    90.801,249
  • 2,909 students | 97.10 Mi1300 S Country Club Rd
    El Reno, OK 73036
    (405)262-2552
    97.102,909
  • 13,397 students | 111.60 Mi7777 S May Ave
    Oklahoma City, OK 73159
    (405)682-1611
    111.6013,397
  • Platt College-Central OKC
    Private for-profit
    181 students | 112.00 Mi309 S Ann Arbor
    Oklahoma City, OK 73128
    (405)946-7799
    112.00181
Did You Know?
For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,105 per year for in-state students and $8,213 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,454 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Oklahoma community colleges have a 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. of 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.