Rose State College

Tel: (405)733-7311
6,891 students
Public institution
  • Rose State College exists as a publicly created and sustained open-admission, associate degree-granting college to provide comprehensive lower-division programs of higher education and effective community services.
School Highlights
  • Rose State College serves 6,891 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Rose State College is one of 7 community colleges within Oklahoma County, OK.
  • The nearest community college is Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College (7.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 204 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
Rose State College (OK) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 204 staff 55 staff
Rose State College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 6,891 has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,891 students 957 students
Rose State College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 31:1
Rose State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 2,684 students 849 students
Rose State College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 4,207 students 881 students
Rose State College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Rose State College Enrollment Breakdown OK All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Rose State College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Asian
Rose State College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Rose State College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Rose State College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Rose State College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Rose State College More (2008-2015)
% Unknown races
Rose State College Ethnicity Breakdown OK All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.53 0.60
Rose State College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,955 is less than the state average of $3,097. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,107 is more than the state average of $7,224. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,955 $3,097
Rose State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,107 $7,224
Rose State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85% 88%
Rose State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Rose State College offered its first classes on September 21, 1970. Originally named Oscar Rose Junior College in memory of the well-known Midwest City-Del City Superintendent of Schools, the school was renamed Rose State College effective on November 1, 1983. In December 1973, the College became a member of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, after approval from the College's Board of Trustees. The College has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,700 in 1970 to a regular fall enrollment of approximately 7,000. The campus now includes twenty-one buildings on approximately 116 acres. Rose State College has been authorized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to provide programs and activities in General Education, Student Development Services, University Transfer Education, Economic Development Services, Career and Technical Education, Continuing Education and Contract Training Programs, Developmental/Remedial Education, selected Statewide Educational Services, Community Services and Institutional Research. Rose State College has been accredited as a degree-granting institution by American Bar Association, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Commission on Dental Accreditation, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, National Court Reporting Association (NCRA), National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, The Higher Learning Commission; Member North Central Association, Oklahoma Board of Nursing, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and State of Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency.

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