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Study at Northwestern Oklahoma State University

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University, also known as NWOSU, was established in 1897. Initially founded as a normal school, the institute became the Northwestern State Teachers College in 1919, and the Northwestern State College in 1939. It was finally on the 16th of August, 1974, that the institute was named the Northwestern Oklahoma State University. It is a public institution and is located in Alva, Oklahoma. Apart from the main campus, the institution has two satellite campuses located in Woodward and Enid.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University awards bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 40 Course Topics. Courses are also offered in various pre-professional fields. NWOSU is organized into the following schools:

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University participates in a wide variety of sports including cross country, golf, soccer, and basketball. The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Rangers. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Sooner Athletic Conference, and the Central States Football League.

Profile of Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is found in Alva, OK. Alva is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in agricultural science and management, education and teaching, and therapy and Counselling.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Selectivity

Admission to Northwestern Oklahoma State University is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 570. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 2, 030 in 2007 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Central States Football League and Sooner Athletic Conference.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Tuition and Affordability

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a community of learners that includes students, teachers, staff, administrators, and area citizens advancing learning excellence and preparing its members for service as leaders and entrepreneurs in the changing climate of northwest Oklahoma and the world. "

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching119elementary school teaching, education of learning disabled, secondary teaching, early childhood education, school Counselling, physical education teaching, reading teaching, math teaching, . . .
Business and Management89business management, accounting, electronic commerce
Therapy and Counselling55psychology, Counselling psychology
Liberal Arts39general studies, history, sociology, political science, speech and rhetoric, English, Spanish language
Agricultural Science and Management33agricultural operations, agriculture
Nursing and Emergency Medicine27registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24recreation and leisure studies
Science19biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and police, security and protective services
Media8communication and journalism
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Family and Social Work4social work

Contact: Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd

Alva, OK 73717-2799

General Phone: (580) 327-1700


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