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IPEDS ID: 207388
OPE ID: 00317000
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Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-1015
General information:  (405) 744-5000
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  25,962 (20,952 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,376194
Research and public service24414
Total graduate assistants-1,651
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,040$1,080$1,100$1,030-6.4%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,100$8,350$8,530$8,7102.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,100$8,350$8,530$8,7102.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$20,787$21,602$21,842$21,742-0.5%
Off Campus$20,787$21,602$21,842$21,742-0.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,687$13,252$13,312$13,032-2.1%
On Campus$32,135$33,617$34,427$34,327-0.3%
Off Campus$32,135$33,617$34,427$34,327-0.3%
Off Campus with Family$24,035$25,267$25,897$25,617-1.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,488
In-state fees$2,413
Out-of-state tuition$18,360
Out-of-state fees$2,413
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,27989%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,90378%$24,248,061$8,353
Federal grants99127%$4,136,502$4,174
Pell grants98026%$3,990,182$4,072
Other federal grants762%$146,320$1,925
State/local government grant or scholarships82522%$3,229,697$3,915
Institutional grants or scholarships2,70773%$16,881,862$6,236
Student loan aid1,46940%$8,737,293$5,948
Federal student loans1,44739%$7,863,260$5,434
Other student loans652%$874,033$13,447
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid115,04673%$114,188,643$7,589
Pell grants5,88128%$23,384,859$3,976
Federal student loans8,76342%$58,906,862$6,722
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$13,994$14,415$14,750
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$10,193$9,677$9,630
$30,001 – $48,000$11,260$10,891$11,308
$48,001 – $75,000$14,789$15,256$14,936
$75,001 – $110,000$17,936$18,507$18,389
$110,001 and more$19,089$19,735$19,912
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment25,962
Undergraduate enrollment20,952
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,657
Graduate enrollment5,010
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 5%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 87%
25 and over: 13%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 66%
Out-of-state: 33%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 38%
Part-time: 62%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 25%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants12,2596,0396,220
Percent admitted75%72%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%45%43%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading480600
SAT Math510620
ACT Composite2228
ACT English2128
ACT Math2127
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Part-time students: 61%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 66 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 34%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 65%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 34%
6-year: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 57%
Female: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 60%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 52%
Hispanic/Latino: 55%
White: 62%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 51%
Non-resident alien: 35%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural Animal Breeding--0--
Agricultural Business and Management, General61----
Agricultural Communication/Journalism276---
Agricultural Economics18105--
Agricultural Public Services, Other26----
Agriculture, General-36d---
Agronomy and Crop Science--4--
Animal Nutrition--2--
Animal Sciences, General17711---
Food Science643--
Horticultural Science95---
International Agriculture-11---
Landscaping and Groundskeeping3----
Range Science and Management----1d
Soil Science and Agronomy, General1713---
Soil Sciences, Other--3--
Category total34496d17-1d
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture13----
Category total38----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization5----
Category total5----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General47----
Biomedical Sciences, General-41--
Botany/Plant Biology130--
Microbiology, General3611--
Physiology, General38----
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology--0--
Zoology/Animal Biology3453--
Category total2423217-5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General338198d100d0d
Business/Managerial Economics4235--
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other----0d
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies4051d---
Finance, General96----
Financial Planning and Services----0d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General1049---
International Business/Trade/Commerce47--0-
Marketing Research----0d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General208---32d
Category total1,063321d150d32d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism, Other24----
Mass Communication/Media Studies-10---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other107----
Sports Communication32----
Category total18910---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2316d5--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance----1
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-15d---
Information Technology85106d---
Category total108137d5-1
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching--0--
Agricultural Teacher Education313d4--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-24---
Curriculum and Instruction-65---
Education, General19-17-2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-173--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision----3
Educational/Instructional Technology-12--7
Elementary Education and Teaching127----
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--6--
Music Teacher Education17----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching9----
Secondary Education and Teaching59----
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor----2
Technical Teacher Education8----
Category total270121d30-14
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering48----
Agricultural Engineering375d9-0d
Architectural Engineering10----
Chemical Engineering438d3--
Civil Engineering, General41167--
Computer Engineering, General14----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4346d7--
Engineering, Other-32d---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-2---
Industrial Engineering2444d6--
Materials Engineering-0---
Mechanical Engineering14735d5--
Category total407188d37-0d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician46----
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician20d----
Engineering/Industrial Management----0
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician62----
Category total128d---0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-2---
English Language and Literature, General41148--
Category total41168--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-5d19--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General8814---
Housing and Human Environments, General891---
Human Development and Family Studies, General11527---
Category total29247d19--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature1----
German Language and Literature2----
Russian Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature12----
Category total16----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer190d---
Public Health Education and Promotion53----
Public Health, General-0d--0d
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist6627---
Veterinary Medicine--90--
Category total13827d90-0d
History, General28126--
Category total28126--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician57----
Fire Services Administration-24d2--
Category total5724d2--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies162----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies21----
Category total183----
Mathematics and Statistics
Financial Mathematics-6---
Mathematics, General2477--
Statistics, General547--
Category total291714--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-38--5
Natural Sciences-7---
Category total-45--5
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science16175--
Environmental Studies---2-
Category total161752-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General-135--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies257---
Category total25205--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total73---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General409--
Geology/Earth Science, General17100--
Optics/Optical Sciences--3--
Physics, General866--
Category total291618--
Psychology, General1591010--
School Psychology-1728--
Category total1592738--
Social Sciences
Economics, General18----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---12-
Political Science and Government, General500---
Category total1549512-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General5421---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations----1
Category total5421--1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-2---
Art/Art Studies, General52----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General102---
Music, General189---
Category total8013---
Grand total4,1021,2193311459
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 422
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 94
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 23
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 451
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $6,575
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,685
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,027
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,157
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined93186
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1916 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1974 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship4/1/1989 -  Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels1/31/2003 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/1/1971 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/20/1992 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/28/1997 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs7/1/1978 -  Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree(!)7/1/1977 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health(!)6/11/2015 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1937 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1997 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools9/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession132
Drug law violations977169
Liquor law violations839124
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession032
Drug law violations654138
Liquor law violations355
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12117
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft114
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12116
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate6.2%8.0%8.5%
Number in default257302315
Number in repayment4,1013,7403,676
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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