Western Oklahoma State College

Altus, OK 73521
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Western Oklahoma State College is one of the twenty-three public 2-year colleges in Oklahoma. The campus is located in Altus town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,346 students attend the school. Every year 25% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Western's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $2,673, and fees were $1,205. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,822 and $1,205 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students1,346
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate49%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 2 56
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 71.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1976 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1987 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$134/credit
In State Students$134/credit
Out of State Students$279/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,030 $6,030 $12,555
ADN 70 $9,380 $9,380 $19,530
BSN 125 $16,750 $16,750 $34,875
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Western Oklahoma State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,836
Other Federal Grant 10% $2,234
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $2,321
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 71% $2,720
Federal Student Loans 24% $3,952
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$4,398
$30,001 to $48,000$5,239
$48,001 to $75,000$7,267
$75,001 to $110,000$7,580
Over $110,000--

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oklahoma state board of nursing.
Western Oklahoma State College
2801 N Main St
Altus, OK 73521

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