Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,585
3.41% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$13,699
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.46%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
76.8%
2,571 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,777
74.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.9%
333 Graduates

About

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a higher education institution located in Custer County, OK. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Registered Nursing (192 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (101 degrees), and Pharmaceutical Sciences (76 degrees).

In 2022, 1,313 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 66.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (890 degrees), 8.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $6,585, which is $−17,411 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $6,585, which is $−17,411 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,699.

In 2022, 77% of undergraduate students attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$6,585
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was $6,585. The cost of tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $−17,411 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$13,699
2022 Value
7.89%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Southwestern Oklahoma State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,699. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Southwestern Oklahoma State University grew by 7.89%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,097
Room and Board
$1,218
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was of $6,097 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.25% between 2021 and 2022.

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

77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
64%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

77% of undergraduate students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 15.4% with respect to 2021, when 91% 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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Admissions

Southwestern Oklahoma State University received 2,571 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 23.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,571 applicants, 1,974 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,777 students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2022.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an overall enrollment yield of 37.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,974
Accepted Out of 2,571

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University was 76.8% (1,974 admissions from 2,571 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 94.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 23.8%, while admissions grew by 1.02%..

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Enrollment

Southwestern Oklahoma State University had a total enrollment of 4,777 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 3,550 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,227. This means that 74.3% 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 62.3% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Two or More Races, 5.05% Black or African American, 3.85% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.57% Asian, and 0.167% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.6%), followed by White Male (23%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (40.8%), followed by White Male (18.8%) and Two or More Races Female (7.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,777 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 3,550 and the part-time enrollment is 1,227. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 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 68%. 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 (2022)
  1. White
    2,977 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    577 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    496 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 62.3% White, 12.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Two or More Races, 5.05% Black or African American, 3.85% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.57% Asian, and 0.167% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 135 students (2.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 427 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 (890 degrees awarded). There were 8.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is Registered Nursing (192 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (101 degrees) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (76 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (62 degrees awarded), Education (199 degrees), and Health (543 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 (1,689,922 people), Registered nurses (1,500,050 people), Secondary school teachers (489,599 people), Education administrators (315,210 people), and Other managers (270,046 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Education (199 degrees), Health (543 degrees), Psychology (84 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Physician assistants

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Education (199 degrees), Health (543 degrees), Psychology (84 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (3,206,624 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,795,263 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (510,201 people), Outpatient care centers (455,301 people), and Offices of physicians (278,650 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Education (199 degrees), Health (543 degrees), Psychology (84 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (33 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 192 degrees awarded
  2. 101 degrees awarded
  3. 76 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was Registered Nursing with 192 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

443
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
870
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 443 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, which is 0.509 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (870).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.932 times less than the 73 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.14 times more than the 28 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
43%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% 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, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.8% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    890 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    106 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    105 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is white (890 degrees awarded). There were 8.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (106 degrees).

2.51% of degree recipients (33 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    609 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    281 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    75 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is white female (609 degrees awarded). There were 2.17 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (281 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at nearly $39.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 340k (0.864%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Southwestern Oklahoma State University had a total salary expenditure of 88.8M. Southwestern Oklahoma State University employs 57 Instructors, 47 Assistant professors and 46 Professors. Most academics at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are Female Instructor (41), Male Assistant professor (26), and Female Professor (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University are: Service, with 76 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

Endowment

$39.4M
2022 Endowment
11.7%
growth from 2021

Southwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at about $39.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Oklahoma State University grew 11.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.21M 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

$32.2M
2022 Salaries
2.58%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Southwestern Oklahoma State University paid a median of $32.2M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($88.8M) and a 2.58% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.4M
Instructional Salaries
196
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwestern Oklahoma State University paid a total of $13.4M to 196 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
57 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
76 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Instructor with 57 employees, Assistant professor with 47 employees, and Professor with 46 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University were Service with 76 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees, and Management with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was Female Instructor with 41 employees, Male Assistant professor with 26 employees, and Female Professor with 25 employees.

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

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