Northwestern Oklahoma State University

country rank  1476
world rank  5095

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University Overview

Founded in 1897, Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Alva (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Oklahoma. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Enid, Woodward. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 123 years old 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.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address 709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva (population range: 2,500-9,999)
73717-2799 Oklahoma
United States
T +1 (580) 327 1700
F +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
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva 73717-2799
+1 (580) 327 8435

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

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