Western Oklahoma State College

  • 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 1,460 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Western Oklahoma State College is the only community colleges within Jackson County, OK.
  • The nearest community college to Western Oklahoma State College is Vernon College (35.2 miles away).

Top Placements

Western Oklahoma State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oklahoma for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Western Oklahoma State College(OK) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty56 staff58 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 26:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Western Oklahoma State College diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,460 students1,805 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:129:1
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# Full-Time Students579 students849 students
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# Part-Time Students881 students956 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
96350
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
10%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
9%
6%
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% Black
12%
9%
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% White
56%
61%
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% Two or more races
6%
5%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
13%
5%
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Diversity Score0.640.60
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College Completion Rate
18%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$33,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,096 is less than the state average of $4,558. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,160 is less than the state average of $8,857. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,096$4,558
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,160$8,857
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,500$11,520
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate82%64%
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ACT Composite1919
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ACT English1919
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ACT Math1818
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Source: 2016 (or 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

  • The nearest community college to Western Oklahoma State College is Vernon College (35.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,989 students | 35.20 Mi4400 College Dr.
    Vernon TX  76384
    (940)552-6291
    35.202,989
  • 1,394 students | 90.80 Mi1122 College Drive
    Clarendon TX  79226
    (806)874-3571
    90.801,394
  • 2,661 students | 97.10 Mi1300 S Country Club Rd
    El Reno OK  73036
    (405)262-2552
    97.102,661
  • 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
    134 students | 112.00 Mi309 S Ann Arbor
    Oklahoma City OK  73128
    (405)946-7799
    112.00134
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Did You Know?
For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,558 per year for in-state students and $8,857 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,977 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.