The Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee is part of the Oklahoma State University system, which consists of six educational institutes in the state, including the main campus at Stillwater. The Oklahoma State University at Stillwater was established in 1890 as the Oklahoma Agriculture and Mechanical College. In 1946, the university expanded its curriculum and opened regional campuses in Tulsa, Okmulgee, and Oklahoma City. The Stillwater campus is a public, coeducational, land grant institute that has consistently made it to the top 100 colleges list of the U.S. News and World Report.
The Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee is an institute of advanced technological learning offering associate degree programs in HVAC, culinary arts, agriculture, allied healthcare, automotive sciences, information technology, and engineering technology. Several bachelor’s degree programs are also available. The institute has partnered with multinational corporations such as Nissan Motors, IBM, Caterpillar Inc, and others for recruitment and training purposes.
In June 2010, there were a total of 3018 students enrolled in full time and part time programs. Online programs are also available in the form self-paced lessons or blended formats, where classes meet once a week. Students can choose from courses in business management, financial services, biology, writing, history, and information technology. On the whole, associate and bachelor degree programs are available through the following schools:
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Arts and Sciences
Automotive and Construction Technology
Diesel Equipment, Heavy Equipment, and Agriculture
Health and Environment Technology
The associate degree programs at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee require a higher number of credits compared to similar programs in other colleges because of the practical nature of the courses. Along with providing students with necessary technical skills, the faculty also focuses on teaching important soft skills which help students in their professional careers.
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Students who wish to apply to associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee must complete the following requirements:
must be a graduate from an accredited high school or have GED scores
has SAT or ACT scores available or has taken the SAT or ACT
should be willing to take the COMPASS placement test
Transfer students with less than 24 credit hours must provide transcripts from all educational institutes attended and SAT or
ACT scores. Non-degree seeking students can enroll in nine credits without providing any academic proofs. However, after the credit hours have been completed, high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores will be required, if a student wants to take more courses.
The above listed admission requirements also apply to students who wish to take online courses. Admission requirements for international students also vary, depending on the program they wish to enroll in. The international admissions office provides resources for international student admission requirements and procedures.
Federal financial aid at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee includes Pell grants, work study programs, and direct loans. State aid is available through Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program.
To be considered for federal financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
Institutional scholarships are also available for meritorious students with high scores on the COMPASS test, which is mandatory at the time of admission. The university currently offers two types of scholarships – Foundation Scholarship and Academic Scholars Program.
Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships provided by local fraternal bodies like Rotary clubs and the local Chamber of Commerce.
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Residence halls and apartment housing facilities are available on campus and are mandatory for freshmen students for a minimum of two semesters. Students who live on campus receive free internet access, cable and phone service. Housing facilities are also available for single parents, married students, and nontraditional students above the age of 25.
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee has more than 20 social clubs on campus so students can spend time meeting their peers and interacting with them. Clubs include Student Nurse Association, Baptist College Ministries, Horology Club, and Student Government Association. The university has only one Greek club – the Phi Theta Kappa.
Though campus clubs organize a host of parties and other events, the university also organizes several annual events like Ice Cream Socials, Welcome Back Lunches, CarniFall, and a host of wellness programs.
Fitness facilities can be found at the state of the art Covelle Hall. This recreational and wellness facility has two racquetball courts, treadmills, basketball court, weight training equipment, and a sauna. Walking tracks have been built at several locations on campus. Students can attend kickboxing and pilates workshops at Covelle Hall.
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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology at Okmulgee and all other campuses of Oklahoma State University have the same athletic teams – the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cowboys are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big 12 Conference.
They have won more than 50 national sport championships, including several gold medals in student Olympics.
Men’s sports include:
Track and Field
Women also have the option of softball and equestrian sports. Almost all sports facilities are located at Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus. These include Boone Pickens Stadium, Cowgirl Soccer and Softball Complex, Equine Center, and Karsten Creek Golf Course.
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