Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,368
2021 Average Net Price
$12,697
After Financial Aid
2019 Student Loan
2.46%
Default Rate
2021 Acceptance Rate
94.1%
4,152 Applicants
2021 Enrolled Students
9,296
76% Full-Time
2021 Graduation Rate
40.5%
670 Graduates

About

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a higher education institution located in Custer County, OK. In 2021, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Registered Nursing (175 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (84 degrees), and Pharmaceutical Sciences (79 degrees).

In 2021, 1,286 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 64.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (837 degrees), 8.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (100 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $6,368, which is $−16,816 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

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In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $6,368, which is $−16,816 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,697.

In 2021, 91% of undergraduate students attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 65% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,368
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was $6,368. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $−16,816 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,184).

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Average Net Price

$12,697
2021 Value
3.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 Southwestern Oklahoma State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,697. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of Southwestern Oklahoma State University grew by 3.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,022
Room and Board
$1,218
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was of $6,022 in 2021. The cost of room and board increased by 3.1% between 2020 and 2021.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,218. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 5.81% with respect to 2020, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.46%
2019 Default Rate
27
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was 2.46%, which represents 27 out of the 1097 total borrowers.

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predictive-analysisAdmissions

Southwestern Oklahoma State University received 4,152 undergraduate applications in 2021, which represents a 2.63% annual growth. Out of those 4,152 applicants, 3,908 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 94.1% acceptance rate.

There were 9,296 students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2021.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

94.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2021
3,908
Accepted Out of 4,152

In 2021, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University was 94.1% (3,908 admissions from 4,152 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2020, which was 93.2%. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of applicants grew by 2.63%, while admissions declined by −1.66%..

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University had a total enrollment of 9,296 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 7,068 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,228. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.5% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.23% Two or More Races, 4.6% Black or African American, 3.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.81% Asian, and 0.151% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.14%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.2%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Two or More Races Female (7.21%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,296 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 7,068 and the part-time enrollment is 2,228. This means that 76% of students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.3% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2021 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Southwestern Oklahoma State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    5,998 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,050 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    858 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 64.5% White, 11.3% Hispanic or Latino, 9.23% Two or More Races, 4.6% Black or African American, 3.66% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.81% Asian, and 0.151% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52% White, 16.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 266 students (2.86%) did not report their race.

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In 2021, 378 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is white (837 degrees awarded). There were 8.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (100 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is Registered Nursing (175 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (84 degrees) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (79 degrees).

In 2021,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (21 degrees), and Education (196 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,655,446 people), Registered nurses (1,388,794 people), Secondary school teachers (424,951 people), Education administrators (265,305 people), and Other managers (199,146 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2021 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (21 degrees), Education (196 degrees), Health (564 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (39 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (21 degrees), Education (196 degrees), Health (564 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (39 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,876,976 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,596,940 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (360,928 people), Outpatient care centers (283,534 people), and Offices of physicians (226,820 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (56 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (21 degrees), Education (196 degrees), Health (564 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (39 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 175 degree-majors awarded
  2. 84 degree-majors awarded
  3. 79 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was Registered Nursing with 175 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

454
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
832
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 454 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, which is 0.546 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (832).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.28 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2021, 17% of students graduating from Southwestern Oklahoma State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (55.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is Male and Asian (55.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.9%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.896% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. White
    837 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    100 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is white (837 degrees awarded). There were 8.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (100 degrees).

3.34% of degree recipients (43 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. White Female
    560 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    277 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    72 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is white female (560 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (277 degrees).

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at nearly $35.2M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 312k (0.887%) compared to the 13.1% average return (6.61M on 50.4M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2021, Southwestern Oklahoma State University had a total salary expenditure of 77.4M. Southwestern Oklahoma State University employs 120 Instructors, 100 Professors and 92 Associate professors. Most academics at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Female Instructor (76), Male Professor (50), and Female Professor (50).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 144 employees, Service, with 142 employees, and Management with 68 employees.

Endowment

$35.2M
2021 Endowment
23.8%
growth from 2020

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at about $35.2M, as of the end of the 2021 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Oklahoma State University grew 23.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $15.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$33M
2021 Salaries
3.96%
growth from 2020

In 2021, Southwestern Oklahoma State University paid a median of $33M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($77.4M) and a 3.96% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 35.1M (41.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$27.5M
Instructional Salaries
396
Number of Employees

In 2021, Southwestern Oklahoma State University paid a total of $27.5M to 396 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $21.9M (62.5%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
120 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
144 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Instructor with 120 employees, Professor with 100 employees, and Associate professor with 92 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Office and Administrative Support with 144 employees, Service with 142 employees, and Management with 68 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was Female Instructor with 76 employees, Male Professor with 50 employees, and Female Professor with 50 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

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