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Rose State College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Research Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Learn about its admission requirements, degree and certificate programs and financial aid to make an informed education decision.

About Rose State College

Rose State College is a 2-year public school located just outside of Oklahoma City, in Midwest City, OK. The college offers traditional and flexible education programs, such as online programs and programs with classes held in the evenings and on the weekends. The school's 125-acre main campus houses 25 buildings. Rose State is accredited by the Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Rose State College operates five divisions: Social Sciences; Humanities; Health Sciences; Business and Information Technology; and Engineering and Science. Through these divisions, the school offers approximately 60 certificate and associate's degree programs. Classes in these programs run in two, four, eight and 16-week terms and may be available online.

The school also operates a Workforce Development division. This division offers a number of community outreach programs, including children's programs, environmental training and career advisement.

The college also has an honors program, with honors-specific courses and a dedicated facility within the Fine Arts building. The college also works with technology centers in the area to provide programs allowing students to receive vocational training in technology while earning an associate's degree from Rose State.


Applications can be submitted online or in-person. Applications must include high school transcripts or GED test scores and either ACT or SAT scores. Students without ACT or SAT scores are required to take the school's COMPASS placement test. Note that the school's health sciences and paralegal programs have additional admission requirements. Rose State accepts CLEP, AP and DANTES scores for credit, though the credit given is only be applied to a student's record after the student has completed 12 semester hours.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition in the fall of 2011 was $75 for in-state and $265.10 for out-of-state students per credit hour. All students are also assessed student activity, facility, special assessment, cultural and recreation, computer and technology, academic records maintenance and library automation fees that total $19.50 per credit hour. There is also a $2 student identification fee per semester, as well as fees specific to certain programs and classes.

Students at Rose State can receive financial aid in the form of loans, grants or scholarships. The school also offers work study programs.

School Type Public, two-year**
Degrees Offered Less than two year certificates**
Associate's degrees**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Two, four, eight, and 16-week terms*
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 8,150 undergraduate students in 2011**
Student Housing None**
Schools Five academic divisions offering about 60 programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 22 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study (Number of Recipients) In 2010-11:
Less than one year certificate: health professions and related programs (10)**
Associate's degree: liberal arts and sciences (221)**
Graduation Rates (Students Beginning Study in 2009) 10.6% in 150% of normal completion time**
Admission Rate Open admission*
Entering Class Size 1,558 in fall 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates (Full-Time) 47% from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011**
Average ACT or SAT Score of Admitted Students Information unavailable**
Application Due Date Information unavailable*
Decision Notification Date Information unavailable*
Tuition In 2011: $75 for in-state and $265.10 for out-of-state students per credit hour*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving It) In 2010-2011:
Federal grants (55%)**
State and local grants/scholarships (26%)**
Institutional grants/scholarships (25%)**
Federal loans (31%)**
Other loans (0%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 83% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Rose State College; **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, ***IPEDS, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 6420 SE 15th Street, Midwest City, OK 73110
  • Phone: (405) 733-7308
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