[year] Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$12,697

Net Price

94%

Admitted

35%

Enrolled

42%

Graduation Rate

19/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 4,648. In 2021, there were 100 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #11 in Oklahoma and ranks #904 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Post Master Certificate

Psychology Graduates

100

Total Enrollment

4,648

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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#11

Oklahoma Rank

Combining ranking factors for 22 schools that offer psychology degrees in Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma State University ranks #11.

#904

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University ranks #904.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Southwestern Oklahoma State University offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Community Psychology and Counseling and Applied Psychology. At the post master certificate level Counseling and Applied Psychology and School Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPMC
Community Psychology14
Counseling and Applied Psychology538
General Psychology17
School Psychology8
Total Graduates176716
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 2,076 students applied to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The university admitted 94% and 35% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Oklahoma universities is 4,154. On average, all Oklahoma institutions admit 74% and 35% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Southwestern Oklahoma State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 65%. Compared to all Oklahoma four or more years colleges, the percentage is 64%.

The overall graduation rate for Southwestern Oklahoma State University is 42%, compared to 43% for all Oklahoma universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 48%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare SWOSU to Oklahoma Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Southwestern Oklahoma State University to the average of all Oklahoma four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

SWOSU

2,076

Applicants

94%

Percent Admitted

35%

Percent Enrolled

65%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

42%

Graduation Rate

OK Colleges

4,154

Applicants

74%

Percent Admitted

35%

Percent Enrolled

64%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

43%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 198 or 65% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 107 or 35% part-time faculty members employed at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 198 or 65%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

SWOSU

19 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

65%

Percent Full-Time

35%

Percent Part-Time

65%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

OK Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Southwestern Oklahoma State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $6,368, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,218.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $6,294 and the average cost for graduate fees is $1,236.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Southwestern Oklahoma State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$6,380
On-Campus Living Expenses$7,202
Total Living Expenses$13,582
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$6,368
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,218
Total Undergraduate Expenses$21,168
In-State, Graduate Tuition$6,294
In-State, Graduate Fees$1,236
Total Graduate Expenses$7,530
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $12,697. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$9,748$8,278
$30,001 – $48,000$10,304$8,407
$48,001 – $75,000$13,730$12,215
$75,001 – $110,000$15,840$15,964
$110,001 and more$17,499$17,377
US Department of Education

Compare Southwestern Oklahoma State University to all Oklahoma universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

SWOSU

$21,168

Cost to Attend

$7,200

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$12,697

Net Price

OK Colleges

$24,307

Cost to Attend

$9,679

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,740

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 739 or 96%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,642 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,200.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,642$7,200
Pell Grants1,461$4,782
Federal Student Loans2,611$6,574
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

SWOSU

3,642

Grant or Scholarship Aid

47%

Grants or Scholarships

1,461

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

2,611

Federal Student Loans

34%

Federal Student Loans

OK Colleges

3,444

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,489

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,483

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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