SWOSU Enrollment Largest Since 2004


Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a popular choice for students as SWOSU's official enrollment numbers show a 5.3% increase compared to one year ago.

And, more impressive are the freshmen and graduate numbers on the Weatherford and Sayre campuses. SWOSU shows an 8.8% increase in first-time freshmen this year and a 31% increase in graduate enrollment.

"When it comes down to it, students and parents are noticing SWOSU for its quality academic programs," SWOSU President Randy Beutler said. "We continue to boast our 15 nationally-accredited academic programs-most among Oklahoma's regional universities."

SWOSU's 2010 enrollment is the largest since 2004. There are 5,399 students enrolled at SWOSU compared to 5,127 in 2009. In 2004, there were 5,426 students.

SWOSU's residence halls are also full. A total of 1,019 students are living on campus during the 2010 fall semester.

"We are delighted to see the growth," Beutler said. "SWOSU is a quality institution that students can attend for a great value. We continue to look for ways to save money to keep the educational experience more affordable for our students."

SWOSU started classes on August 18. The semester will end on December 17. The 2011 spring semester begins January 5.