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Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public university in Weatherford and Sayre, Oklahoma. It is one of six Regional University System of Oklahoma members

Location

Address
100 Campus Dr
City
Weatherford
State
OK

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
4238
Total Graduate enrollment
696
In State Tuition Fees
4095
Out State Tuition Fees
10455
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.41
Male Female Ratio
41:59
Acceptance Rate
85%
Student Faculty Ratio
18:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Bulldog
Colors
Grey White Blue
Conference
NWAC

College History

History

SWOSU was first established through an act of the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1901 as Southwestern Normal School, although no classes were held until 1903. Several towns fought a court battle to become the home of the new school, but Weatherford won the battle. The normal school included both a two-year degree program for teacher education and a preparatory school. In 1920, the preparatory part of the school closed and a four-year baccalaureate degree program replaced it. The first bachelors degrees by the renamed Southwestern State Teachers College were awarded in the spring of 1921. The Great Depression brought several attempts to close the school for financial reasons. It had to remove several presidents to survive politically. But it did survive. In 1939, the school added a vocational training curriculum to its teacher-training mission. The school underwent significant expansion during World War II, adding additional programs in the arts and sciences as well as its School of Pharmacy. After brief periods as Southwestern State College of Diversified Occupations and Southwestern Institute of Technology, the name was formally changed to Southwestern State College by the Oklahoma Legislature. The first graduate degree, a Masters of Teaching, was added in 1953, and the school was officially designated as Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1974. In 1987, Sayre Junior College in Sayre, Oklahoma was merged with SWOSU, becoming Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Sayre

College Specialty

Specialty

The Enrollment Management department strives to enrich the educational environment of SWOSU by streamlining the university�s recruitment, admissions, orientation and career services processes for our students. And, as a byproduct, improve student retention and graduation rates for our undergraduate enrollment. The Enrollment Management department is an association of university partners consisting of: the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, the Office of New Student Orientation and the Office of Career Services. This association will develop and continually reevaluate a comprehensive enrollment management strategy that is consistent with university goals, mission and resources.

Alumni

Alumni

John Aaron, NASA engineer who developed the electrical recovery sequence for the Apollo 13 mission Randy Beutler, Current SWOSU President Carl Birdsong, former NFL punter Bill Brewster, former U.S. Congressman Ray Burris, former MLB pitcher Shane Drury, former PRCA bullrider Glenn English, former U.S. Congressman John Hays, former president of SWOSU Joe Anna Hibler, Oklahoma regent and former president of SWOSU Charles Hicks, former NFL and CFL player Yvonne Kauger, Oklahoma Supreme Court justice Grady Lewis, former NBA player Kelli Litsch, member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Cord McCoy, PBR bullrider and contestant on The Amazing Race and Amazing Race: All Stars Henrietta Mann, founding President of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College Bob Mills, founder and president of Bob Mills Furniture John Murphy, Major General of the U.S. Air Force and Legion of Merit recipient Gary Russi, former president of Oakland University Rex Ryan, head coach for the New York Jets Rob Ryan, defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints Arnie Shockley, former professional football player L. David Sparks, pioneer in pharmaceutical compounding Harold Wright, Oklahoma State Representative

Campus

Campus

Rural, 73 Acres (30 Ha)

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