Located in Claremore, Oklahoma, Rogers State University is a 4-year public university that offers a plethora of bachelor's programs, an MBA and various associate degree courses for international students. The institute is a sought-after name in the US Education System which lives the spirit of its motto “Tradition, Innovation, Excellence” and tries to inculcate it in its curriculum.
Founded in 1909 as Eastern University Preparatory School, the university today has flourished into a progressive, dynamic regional university that believes their student's success is their success. Admissions to Rogers State University are available in the Fall and Spring and observes an acceptance rate of nearly 84%.
Considered as one of the fastest-growing- universities in the region of Oklahoma, the university has a reputation for showcasing excellence in the two-year nursing program as almost 95% of its students passed the Registered Nurse licensure exam on the first attempt. Thus, making it one of the choicest names among international candidates looking to study in the USA.
As per the survey results of US News rankings, the university falls under #26-33 in the category of Regional Colleges West and is in the top 30 of Top performers on Social Mobility.
It also ranked at #172 of 1692 for most conservative colleges, #256 of 1384 of best college dorms, #713 of best college athletics, #731 of 1379 of safest college campuses in the US as per the rankings of Niche survey for the year 2020.
|Type of University||Public State University|
|Application fee||20 USD|
|Season of Intake||Fall and Spring|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Test Scores accepted||ACT/SAT or GMAT/GRE|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships and Awards|
The institute offers an array of programs at the levels ranging from degree and certificates across its School of Arts & Sciences and School of Professional Studies.
Students at the university can choose from multiple options for their bachelor's degree with majors in more than 20 and around 30-40 alternatives for minors. Master's is only available for Business Administration and is delivered in an online format.
One also has the option of obtaining an associate degree in over 10 subjects. Certificate course on Career Technology and Education, as well as Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, is a bonus on the Resume. Some of the popular majors among the students are:
Rogers State University is extended across three full-service campuses established in Claremore, Bartlesville, and Pryor, serving across northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan area. The institute ensures to provide its candidates with housing alternatives and every possible facility within a walking proximity from the campus.
The organization lays extra emphasis on athletics and offers an array of sports options for its students which includes men's sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and women sports like golf, soccer, softball, track, among others. The sports teams are called the Hillcats and are certainly the pride of the university.
The campus also provides other fun activities that are simultaneously beneficial for the personal and academic growth of the students which includes lectures, films and fine arts events and spring fling, et al. Many student services are provided within campus like shuttle service, career services events, resources for disabled and single parents, health care centre and more.
Candidates are welcomed into the campus by a four-day orientation program called hill camp held by students for students. Many fun activities are conducted to make the campus life of students lively and fun. Intramural sports such as sand volleyball, flag football, etc: are conducted to encourage sports spirit.
The institute offers on-campus housing facilities for its aspirants across its 4 housing alternatives namely, University Village A, University Village B, University Village C and Family Apartments. The hostel facility comes with all basic amenities and 24-hour assured security.
Some of the residence facilities are as follows:
|University Village A [4 Bedroom Units]||University Village B (UVB) – 4 Bedroom Units||University Village B (UVB) – 2 and 1 Bedroom Units||University Village C (UVC) – All Units|
|Facilitated with a furnished living room, full kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and each bedroom have XL twin size bed, desk and chair and chest of three drawers||Furnished living room with chairs and table, full kitchen with a barstool. Each bedroom has twin bed XL, dresser, desk and chair, and nightstand.||Living room with chairs and table and sofa. A full kitchen and each bedroom contain a bed, dresser, nightstand, desk, and chair.||XL-twin size bed, desk, and chair, dresser, vanity cabinet, closer, mini-refrigerator, and microwave are there in all units. The semi-private bathroom is available with two showers, toilets, and counter space.|
|Costs in the range 1,614 to 2,421 USD||Costs in the range 1,614 to 2,421 USD||Two-bedroom ranges between 1,711 and 2,583 USD|
1 and 2 bedroom- 1,830 to 2,745 USD
|Semi-private – 1,533 to 2,300 USD|
Private – 1,800 to 2,700 USD
|Meal Plan costs between 1,495 to 1,742 USD per semester||Meal Plan costs between 1,495 to 1,742 USD per semester||No meal plan||No meal plan|
Dining services are available at Chapman dining hall, Hilltop Coffee shop and juice bar, and Hillcat Hut café. Note that applications are submitted online and a housing deposit of 200 USD needs to be done to complete the process.
Application Portal: Apply online at the official website.
Application Fee: 20 USD.
Deadlines: Applications are accepted for fall and spring semester the deadlines for which are as follows:
Mandatory Requirements for Admission
|TOEFL written||More than 500|
|TOEFL computerized||More than 173|
|TOEFL Internet-based||More than 61|
SInce surviving in a foreign land could be strenuous in many ways, it is always advisable to have an idea of the basic expenses before applying to a foreign university. Thus, in order to aid the freshman candidates, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below.
|Expenses||Yearly Amount )in USD)|
|Health Insurance fee||460|
The institute offers a variety of awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Some such studentships available to the aspirants of the university are as mentioned below.
This 4-year package covers tuition fees, books, on-campus housing, an approved meal plan minus any other federal, state, and/or private grants and scholarships. The students must be part of service-learning projects and serve at least 25 hours with agencies or committees.
Deadline – February 7.
Application requirements include
The annual scholarship of 10,000 USD for four years.
Deadline – February 7
Application requirements are as follows
Note that all the documents must be mailed to: Rogers State University, Attn: Dr. Jim Ford, Baird Hall, Room 101B, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, OK 74017
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,090 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,090 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$16,290 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$2,320 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,814 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,826 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,954 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,552 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,974 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,552 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary