Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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Over 200 Current High School Students Enroll at SWOSU

08.24.2015

Over 200 high school juniors and seniors are enrolled this fall at Southwestern Oklahoma State University locations in Weatherford and Sayre.

SWOSU-Sayre Dean Sherron Manning says that more and more high school students are taking advantage of tuition-free college classes available for eligible juniors and seniors through SWOSU. 

“We’re excited to help college-bound high school students get an early start toward earning a college degree,” Manning said.

Some of the high school students come to the Sayre and Weatherford campuses for class while others take classes through interactive video, a more advanced version of Skype, according to Manning. The classes are very popular with high school students who get to take the tuition-free college classes without leaving their high schools.

Governor Mary Fallin challenged Oklahoma colleges and universities to increase the number of college graduates by 67 percent by 2023.  Manning said SWOSU has an important role in making this happen.

“We know that Oklahoma—especially western Oklahoma—needs more college graduates to provide the educated workforce that is needed for economic growth,” Manning said.

Enrollment for SWOSU classes continues through August 28. For more information, call the Weatherford campus at 580.774.3777 or Sayre campus at 580.28.5533.