Cost of college went up for all students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University


In-state tuition and fees rose 4.7 percent for 2018-19 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oklahoma residents paid $7,335 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $330 more than the $7,005 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 94.1 percent more than residents this year, or $14,235. Their price tag grew 2.4 percent from $13,905 in 2017-18.

About 90 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Oklahoma residents. About 8 percent are residents of other states and 2 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 93 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 857 students received grants or scholarships totaling $6.6 million and 595 students took out student loans totaling more than $3 million.

Including all undergraduates (5,267), 3,303 students used grants or scholarships totaling $23.8 million, and 2,354 students took out $14.6 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~4,740
$6,090
$6,690
$7,005
$7,335
20.4%
Out-of-state
~421
$12,540
$13,440
$13,905
$14,235
13.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
474
48%
$2,398,705
$5,061
State / local grant or scholarship
293
29%
$1,539,391
$5,254
Institutional grants or scholarships
624
63%
$2,664,318
$4,270
Grant or scholarship aid total
857
86%
$6,602,414
$7,704
Federal student loans
593
60%
$2,929,869
$4,941
Other student loans
14
1%
$88,943
$6,353
Student loan aid
595
60%
$3,018,812
$5,074
Total student aid
929
93%
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