Situated on nearly 116 acres with 21 education buildings, in the metropolitan area of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Rose State College is a two-year college which offers a variety of associate degree programs, as well as certificate programs. Originally named Oscar Rose Junior College in 1970 after a well-known Superintendent of Schools, Rose State College is a member of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association. The college is especially known for its career and technical education programs which prepare students for transfer to four-year institution where they may further pursue higher education, or for entry into the workforce.
The academic programs offered at Rose State College fall into five distinct categories: business & information technology; engineering & science; health sciences; humanities; and, social sciences. The business & information technology division offers internships, and prepares students in the fields of accounting, business administration, court reporting, computer information technology, paralegal studies, and economics. The engineering & science division prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions or for entry into the workforce by providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. The health science division prepares students for healthcare careers such fields as dental hygiene, dental assistance, nursing science, radiologic technology, clinical laboratory technology, health information technology, and respiratory therapy. The humanities division offers Associate of Arts degrees in English, mass communications, liberal studies, or modern languages; as well as a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science in Library Technical Assistant. The social sciences division prepares students for career work or for transfer to a four-year institution with disciplines in the following areas of study: criminal justice, history, family services & child development, pre-education, secondary education, sociology, social sciences, political science, human environmental science, health & sports sciences, or psychology.
Rose State College also offers an honors program for students seeking a challenging course load, academic contests, continuing education for all age levels, distance learning for a more flexible learning environment, and service learning, a special program which fosters a student’s civic responsibility by having them participate in a community service program directly related to a specific course. With the choice of two formats—strictly online, or via telecourses—distance learning students can pursue seven online degree programs, including, an Associate of Arts degree in one of the following areas of study: business, liberal arts, English, history, or social sciences; as well as an Associate of Applied Sciences in E-commerce & Webmaster Technology, or Library Technical Assistant.