Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Location
Weatherford, OK
Student Size
4,898
College Type
Public University
Accceptance Rate
93%
Average Cost Per Year
$13,105
Student To Faculty Ratio
20:1

About Our College

SWOSU was first established through an act of the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1901 as Southwestern Normal School, although no classes were held until 1903. Several towns fought a court battle to become the home of the new school, but Weatherford won the battle.[3] The normal school included both a two-year degree program for teacher education and a preparatory school. In 1920, the preparatory part of the school closed and a four-year baccalaureate degree program replaced it. The first bachelor's degrees by the renamed Southwestern State Teachers College were awarded in the spring of 1921.

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