Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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world rank  4249

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University Overview

Founded in 1897, Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Alva (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Oklahoma. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Enid, Woodward. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 123 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. NWOSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym NWOSU
Founded 1897
Motto Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow
Colours Red and black

University Location

Address 709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva
73717-2799 Oklahoma
United States
Tel +1 (580) 327 1700
Fax +1 (580) 327 1881
Other locations Enid, Woodward

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva 73717-2799
(580) 327 8435

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Library
Northwestern Oklahoma State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 91,123 physical volumes, 1,763 physical media and 45 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 886 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
  • Oklahoma Board of Nursing
  • National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • NCAA Division II
  • Great American Conference
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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