Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,368
3.54% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$13,105
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.04%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
93.2%
2,132 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,898
76.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43.2%
335 Graduates

About

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a higher education institution located in Custer County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Registered Nursing (201 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees), and Pharmaceutical Sciences (86 degrees).

In 2020, 1,282 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 67.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (831 degrees), 7.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $6,368, which is $−16,162 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $6,368, which is $−16,162 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,105.

In 2020, 86% of undergraduate students attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,368
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was $6,368. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $−16,162 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$13,105
2020 Value
3.25%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Southwestern Oklahoma State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,105. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Southwestern Oklahoma State University grew by 3.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,841
Room and Board
$1,218
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was of $5,841 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,218. The cost of room and board increased by 1.74% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

86%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

86% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 17.8% with respect to 2019, when 73% 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.
9.04%
2018 Default Rate
107
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was 9.04%, which represents 107 out of the 1183 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Southwestern Oklahoma State University received 2,132 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.91% annual decline. Out of those 2,132 applicants, 1,987 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 93.2% acceptance rate.

There were 4,898 students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an overall enrollment yield of 40.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

93.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,987
Accepted Out of 2,132

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University was 93.2% (1,987 admissions from 2,132 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.91%, while admissions declined by −0.65%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has a total enrollment of 4,898 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 3,740 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,158. This means that 76.4% 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 64.6% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.09% Two or More Races, 4.76% Black or African American, 3.59% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.18% Asian, and 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.3%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.4%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Two or More Races Female (4.93%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,898 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 3,740 and the part-time enrollment is 1,158. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
  1. White
    3,163
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    501
  3. Two or More Races
    445

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 64.6% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.09% Two or More Races, 4.76% Black or African American, 3.59% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.18% Asian, and 0.122% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 157 students (3.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 442 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 (831 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is Registered Nursing (201 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (86 degrees).

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 (67 degrees awarded), Education (192 degrees), and Health (569 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,826,188 people), Registered nurses (1,390,959 people), Secondary school teachers (401,201 people), Education administrators (304,772 people), and Other managers (237,642 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (67 degrees awarded), Education (192 degrees), Health (569 degrees), Engineering Technologies (45 degrees), and Psychology (63 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (67 degrees awarded), Education (192 degrees), Health (569 degrees), Engineering Technologies (45 degrees), and Psychology (63 degrees).

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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 (3,147,357 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,716,713 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (477,004 people), Outpatient care centers (390,169 people), and Offices of physicians (249,668 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (67 degrees awarded), Education (192 degrees), Health (569 degrees), Engineering Technologies (45 degrees), and Psychology (63 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 201 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 99 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 86 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was Registered Nursing with 201 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

420
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
862
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 420 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, which is 0.487 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (862).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.882 times less than the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 211 degrees were awarded to women at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Registered Nursing, which is 10.6 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 21% 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, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is Male and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.69% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    831 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    107 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    94 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is white (831 degrees awarded). There were 7.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (107 degrees).

3.28% of degree recipients (42 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    582 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    249 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    70 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is white female (582 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (249 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at nearly $28.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $333k (1.17%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Southwestern Oklahoma State University had a total salary expenditure of $72.3M. Southwestern Oklahoma State University employs 63 Instructors, 51 Professors, and 47 Associate professors. Most academics at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Female Instructors (40), Female Professors(26), and Male Professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are: Service, with 75 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$28.5M
2020 Endowment
13.4%
growth from 2019

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at about $28.5M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Oklahoma State University grew 13.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.1M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $925k - Federal
  2. $1.27M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Southwestern Oklahoma State University received $925k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.27M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$31.8M
2020 Salaries
2.25%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Southwestern Oklahoma State University paid a median of $31.8M in salaries, which represents 43.9% of their overall expenditure ($72.3M) and a 2.25% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.72% growth from 2018 and a 3.78% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14M
Instructional Salaries
204
Number of Employees

In 2020, Southwestern Oklahoma State University paid a total of $14M to 204 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Instructor with 63 employees; Professor with 51 employees; and Professor with 47 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Service with 75 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was Female Instructor with 40 employees, Female Professor with 26 employees, and Male Professor with 25 employees.

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

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