• 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 1,353 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,353 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,384
  • Out-state tuition: $8,739
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Western Oklahoma State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Oklahoma for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Oklahoma State College
(OK) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
56 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Western Oklahoma State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Western Oklahoma State College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,353 students
1,681 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
526 students
785 students
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# Part-Time Students
827 students
896 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
849 students
270 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
526 students
785 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
827 students
896 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
9 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
129 students
320 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
9%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
16%
10%
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% Black
8%
7%
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% White
57%
55%
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% Two or more races
11%
10%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
4%
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% Unknown races
7%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in OK.
Diversity Score
0.63
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
32%
31%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.59%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,700
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Western Oklahoma State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of OK by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,384 is more than the state average of $3,475. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,739 is more than the state average of $7,963. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,384
$3,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,739
$7,963
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
90%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,000
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,007
$5,889
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Acceptance Rate
82%
64%
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SAT Reading
n/a
387
SAT Math
n/a
475
ACT Composite
19
19
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ACT English
19
19
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ACT Math
18
18
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports
Cheering, Softball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Western Oklahoma State College cost?

Western Oklahoma State College's tuition is approximately $4,384 for In-State students and $8,739 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Western Oklahoma State College?

The acceptance rate of Western Oklahoma State College is 82%, which is higher than the state average of 64%.

What sports does Western Oklahoma State College offer?

Western Oklahoma State College offers 2 interscholastic sports: Cheering and Softball.

What is Western Oklahoma State College's ranking?

Western Oklahoma State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Oklahoma for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 1,353 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,384
  • Out-state tuition: $8,739
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 43%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,475 per year for in-state students and $7,963 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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