Rogers State University (RSU)

1701 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK

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Rogers State University, located in Claremore, Oklahoma, was founded in 1909, two years after Oklahoma became a state, and was known as Eastern University Preparatory School. By 1917 the school had closed due to changing educational needs in the area, and was reopened in 1919 as the Oklahoma Military Academy. OMA operated until 1971, when the growing needs of the community had the school changed to Claremore Junior College. As the school grew, it once again changed its name to better represent its service area and mission, become Rogers State College in 1982. In 1996 Rogers State College merged with the University Center in Tulsa, forming Rogers University, though the campuses separated two years later, resulting in Rogers University becoming part of the Oklahoma University System and being renamed Rogers State University, obtaining bachelor degree granting status in 2000.

Rogers State University offers a large number of majors and minors to allow students to choose a program of study that best suits their academic and career goals. Most programs result in a  bachelor's degree and take four years to complete. Associate degree programs are also available, taking two years to complete. Students enrolled in these programs will receive a quality education through qualified faculty dedicated to providing the best instruction possible. Academic resources are also available to assist in studies, including Stratton Taylor Library, which has status as a federal book repository. Minor degrees are also available, allowing students to augment their education with additional studies in a field of their choosing.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Rogers State University utilizes an open enrollment policy, allowing students to pursue an education as long as they meet the minimum requirements for admission. Bachelor degree programs will have additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for admission. Standardized test scores will be used for course placement, though are not necessary for admissions.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will be used to determine a student's needs, eligibility for aid programs, and the amount of awards he or she will receive. Students may be required to provide additional information prior to the disbursement of funds to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA.

Rogers State College Hillcats participates in a number of intercollegiate athletics through the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Intercollegiate athletics provide students a healthy atmosphere of competition and a forum from which they may develop useful skills for their personal, academic and professional lives. These include discipline, teamwork and good health. Students also experience the camaraderie associated with team sports, where individuals work with one another to achieve the same goal, experiencing success and failure with one another. Students interested in participating in intercollegiate athletics should contact the athletic department for tryout dates.

Athletic programs:

  • Baseball (Men Only)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball (Women Only)

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants RSU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Rogers State University has a total student population of about 4,100, where graduate students make up roughly 18% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $3,600-$4,400
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,120
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $200-$240 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $440-$530 per unit
  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$5,536
Receiving Student Loans44%$4,062

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Rogers State University may offer services to students including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment

Graduation Rates

Rogers State University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 21%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years3%
Graduating in 5 Years2%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1985)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2009)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Rogers State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Heartland Conference)
  • Basketball (Heartland Conference)
  • Track and Field (Heartland Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


Engineering Technology

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Physical Sciences


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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