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Located in Weatherford, Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public institution. Weatherford is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

231 Undergraduate Degrees
37 Graduate Degrees
$21,495 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
92% Acceptance Rate

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Rankings

Out of the 34 colleges in Oklahoma, SWOSU is ranked at #5.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

SWOSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SWOSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
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Where Is Southwestern Oklahoma State University?

Location of Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Contact details for SWOSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Campus Dr, Weatherford, OK 73096-3001
Phone: 580-772-6611

How Do I Get Into SWOSU?

You can apply to SWOSU online at:

Admission Requirements for SWOSU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SWOSU?

92% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
Since SWOSU has an acceptance rate of 92%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to SWOSU submitted their SAT scores.SWOSU received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Southwestern Oklahoma State University  ( 16 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for Southwestern Oklahoma State University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Southwestern Oklahoma State University  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford Southwestern Oklahoma State University?

$21,495 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
9.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SWOSU is $21,495. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SWOSU, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $5,074 a year. That adds up to $20,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SWOSU is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,329 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,123 undergraduate students at SWOSU, with 3,329 being full-time and 794 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SWOSU

There are also 838 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,329 full-time undergraduates at SWOSU, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SWOSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southwestern Oklahoma State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SWOSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 70
Black or African American 141
Hispanic or Latino 402
White 2,088
International Students 138
Other Races/Ethnicities 490

Geographic Diversity

Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at SWOSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Nepal.

Online Learning at Southwestern Oklahoma State University

1,099 Took All Classes Online
2,628 Took At Least One Class Online
10.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at SWOSU. In 2017-2018, 2,628 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SWOSU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SWOSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University was 10.1%. This is the #881 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SWOSU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SWOSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 15%
Registered Nursing 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SWOSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SWOSU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #17
Nursing Administration #48
Registered Nursing #223
Nursing #282

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 231 37 268
Nursing Administration 0 0 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 0 0
TOTAL 231 37 268


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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