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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Southwestern Oklahoma State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University was awarded 61 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is allied health and medical assisting services.

Overall Quality

SWOSU is ranked #1,326 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

SWOSU is also ranked #14 out of 36 schools in Oklahoma.

See all of the rankings for Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into SWOSU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 92%, Southwestern Oklahoma State University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

SWOSU received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Southwestern Oklahoma State University  ( 18 to 24 )

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Southwestern Oklahoma State University, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 15% for first-time, full-time students at SWOSU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,123 undergraduates at SWOSU with 3,329 being full-time and 794 being part-time.

How Much Does Southwestern Oklahoma State University Cost?

The overall average net price of SWOSU is $12,891. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SWOSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,746 $9,904 $15,091 $16,434 $16,680

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SWOSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 9.9%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do SWOSU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SWOSU make around $39,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Southwestern Oklahoma State University make the most money.

Location of Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public institution located in Weatherford, Oklahoma. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Weatherford draws many to the area.

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Contact details for SWOSU are given below.

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

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Of these students, 945 received undergraduate degrees and 315 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 201 $61,400
Business Administration & Management 105 $37,500
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 86 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 44 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43 $35,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 37 $30,000
Recreation Administration 36 NA
General Engineering Technology 35 NA
Other Health Professions 32 NA
Health & Physical Education 31 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Southwestern Oklahoma State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SWOSU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 2,614 students took at least one online class at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. This is a decrease from the 2,628 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 2,614 999
2017-2018 2,628 1,099
2016-2017 2,580 1,103
2015-2016 2,322 975
2013-2014 1,984 754

Learn more about online learning at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Notes and References


*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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