Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,448
20% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$10,448
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.95%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
56.4%
1,503 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,852
70.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
26.9%
105 Graduates

About

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a higher education institution located in Woods County, OK. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were Other Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies (43 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (31 degrees), and General Studies (23 degrees).

In 2022, 373 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. 61.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (235 degrees), 7.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (33 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is $5,448, which is $−18,548 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is $5,448, which is $−18,548 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,448.

In 2022, 87% of undergraduate students attending Northwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 37% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,448
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was $5,448. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is $−18,548 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$10,448
2022 Value
0.433%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Northwestern Oklahoma State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,448. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Northwestern Oklahoma State University grew by 0.433%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,250
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was of $5,250 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.962% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

87% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 87% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.95%
2019 Default Rate
13
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was 2.95%, which represents 13 out of the 441 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Northwestern Oklahoma State University received 1,503 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 24.8% annual growth. Out of those 1,503 applicants, 848 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,852 students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2022. 15% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has an overall enrollment yield of 39.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
848
Accepted Out of 1,503

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University was 56.4% (848 admissions from 1,503 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 59.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 24.8%, while admissions grew by 18.8%..

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SAT Scores

15%
Submission Percentage (2022)
52
Scores Submitted (2022)

15% of enrolled first-time students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Northwestern Oklahoma State University had a total enrollment of 1,852 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is 1,310 students and the part-time enrollment is 542. This means that 70.7% of students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.4% White, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.16% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.594% Asian, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.2%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.1%), followed by White Male (11.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

70.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,852 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is 1,310 and the part-time enrollment is 542. This means that 70.7% of students enrolled at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Northwestern Oklahoma State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,174 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    230 enrolled students
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    158 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is 63.4% White, 12.4% Hispanic or Latino, 8.53% American Indian or Alaska Native, 6.16% Black or African American, 2.11% Two or More Races, 0.594% Asian, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 77 students (4.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 87 more women than men received degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is white (235 degrees awarded). There were 7.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (33 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Other Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies (43 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (31 degrees) and General Studies (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Education (63 degrees), and Psychology (34 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,709,167 people), Secondary school teachers (519,639 people), Education administrators (326,841 people), Social workers, all other (270,450 people), and Other managers (245,701 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Education (63 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Education (63 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,190,968 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (470,084 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (381,702 people), Outpatient care centers (269,733 people), and Individual & family services (268,515 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (43 degrees awarded), Education (63 degrees), Psychology (34 degrees), History (5 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 43 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was Other Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

143
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
230
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 143 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, which is 0.622 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (230).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 28 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Other Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies, which is 1.87 times more than the 15 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Registered Nursing, which is 30 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Northwestern Oklahoma State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.62% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    235 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is white (235 degrees awarded). There were 7.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (33 degrees).

10.5% of degree recipients (39 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    154 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    81 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Northwestern Oklahoma State University is white female (154 degrees awarded). There were 1.9 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (81 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at nearly $33.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 508k (1.53%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Northwestern Oklahoma State University had a total salary expenditure of 38.9M. Northwestern Oklahoma State University employs 25 Instructors, 22 Assistant professors and 18 Professors. Most academics at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are Female Instructor (13), Male Instructor (12), and Female Assistant professor (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 39 employees, Service, with 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

Endowment

$33.2M
2022 Endowment
4.69%
decline from 2021

Northwestern Oklahoma State University has an endowment valued at about $33.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Oklahoma State University declined 4.69% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$11.6M
2022 Salaries
2.84%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Northwestern Oklahoma State University paid a median of $11.6M in salaries, which represents 29.9% of their overall expenditure ($38.9M) and a 2.84% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.81M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2022, Northwestern Oklahoma State University paid a total of $4.81M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
25 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
39 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were Instructor with 25 employees, Assistant professor with 22 employees, and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Oklahoma State University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 39 employees, Service with 25 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Oklahoma State University was Female Instructor with 13 employees, Male Instructor with 12 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

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