Rogers State University is a public, coeducational university with its main campus located in Claremore, Oklahoma and its two branch campuses in Bartlesville and Pryor Creek. Founded in 1909, Rogers State traces its beginnings to the establishment of the Eastern University Preparatory School which eventually closed in 1917 but reopened in 1919 as the Oklahoma Military Academy tasked to meet the educational and training needs of the United States Armed Forces. In 1971, the Oklahoma Legislature replaced the military school with Claremore Junior College, an institution tasked to grant two-year associate degrees. In 1982, Claremore Junior College was renamed Rogers State College. then eventually Rogers State University in 1996.
Today, there are over 4,000 students enrolled at Rogers State University pursuing either an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. These students are ably assisted in their quest for higher education by 196 faculty members. The university also offers distance learning with three bachelor’s degrees completely offered online. The most popular academic programs include biology, business, communications, liberal arts, nursing, social sciences, sciences and technology.
Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 for all course levels is US$141.55 per credit hour for students who are residents of Oklahoma and US$323.45 per credit hour for students who are non-residents of Oklahoma. For online courses, cost of tuition and fees for Oklahoma residents is US$190.80 per credit hour and for non-residents, US$372.70. Mandatory fees vary depending on the choice of program and chosen field of study.
Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
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