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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.

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Rose State College is a two-year state-supported commuter college accepting students looking to further their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission, send all transcripts to the college (high school and prior college), and submit their ACT test score.

For students interested in visiting the campus prior to applying, campus tours are available. Contact an Admissions representative for more details.

Financial Aid

Rose State College provides qualifying students with several financial aid options such as state and federal grants, loans, work study programs, and scholarships. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance.

To assist students through the financial aid process, Rose State College conducts workshops throughout the year.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5927th for the average student loan amount.
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Rose State College is a commuter college which serves a variety of students including high school graduates, international students, transfer students, as well as working adults. At Rose State College, students have several opportunities to be involved in campus life, including intercollegiate sports, intramural sports, student senate, as well as over 30 student clubs and organizations such as Drama Club, VOICE Club, Paralegal Association, Broadcast Club, Wesley Student Fellowship, and more.

Rose State College also provides a number of services to its students, including a bookstore, a wellness center with a pool and fitness area, career and job placement services, academic testing, computer labs, audiovisual services, free tutoring, as well as library services such as online databases, catalog, and magazine and journal databases.

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Rose State College supports two varsity sports teams including men’s baseball and women’s softball. The Raiders compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region 2, Division I.

In addition, Rose State College offers intramural sports for students interested in competitive team sports on a recreational level.

Information Summary

Ranks 44th in Oklahoma and 3142nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 178 0.32
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 7 0.01
Forcible Rape 31 0.06
Robbery 48 0.09
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 708 1.29
Larceny 1,724 3.14
Vehicle theft 242 0.44

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Midwest City, OK 73110-2799
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population34,410 (34,409 urban / 1 rural)
Households14,707 (2.31 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,392
Families9,120 (2.92 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4004

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3722nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,460 $2,460 $8,702
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $644 $644 $644
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $117 $117 $325
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,104 $4,104 $10,346
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $15,812 $15,812 $22,054
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,105 $9,105 $15,347

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,835 $2,955 $2,835 $2,955 $8,520 $9,107
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,984 $6,907
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,065 $5,001
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,065 $5,001

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3643rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $48,260 ($46,551 male / $46,295 female)
Number of FT Faculty 122 (45 male / 77 female)
Number of PT Faculty 356
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $5,271,551

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