Langston University

Langston University

Langston University, also known as LU, is located in Langston, Oklahoma, United States. It was established in 1897 and is the state's only historically black university. It was originally known as the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University. Later, it was named Langston University after John Mercer Langston, a civil rights pioneer. Students are offered associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • School of Physical Therapy

The athletic teams of Langston University are referred to as the Lions and the Lady Lions. Students participate in sports such as basketball, football, track and field, softball, and cross country.

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Langston University
102 Page Hall
Langston , OK 73050
General Phone: (405) 466-3428

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Langston Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management79business management, financial planning
Nursing and Emergency Medicine64registered nursing
Liberal Arts56English, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, social studies
Education and Teaching44education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, technical teaching, teacher education and development
Therapy and Counseling35psychology, physical therapy
Security and Law Enforcement25corrections
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22vocational counseling
Family and Social Work13family and consumer science, child development
Agricultural Science and Management9agriculture, agricultural management
Medical Administration8health care facilities management
Science8biology, chemistry
Engineering Technician6engineering technician
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Langston in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree32022
Master's degree412
Associate's degree144
Doctor's degree71

Langston Student Body

Langston is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Langston had a total enrollment of 2,823 students (2,480 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 87%
Graduate 11%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 16%
Black 77%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 21%
20-21 20%
22-24 19%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Langston Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 25 %

Langston Room and Board (2007)

Langston offers campus housing for 1,495 of its 2,480 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Langston, Oklahoma for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oklahoma Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Langston Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,827
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,407
Room and board $ 7,625
Books and supplies $ 1,287
Other expenses $ 2,221

Financial Aid:
Langston participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 315700)

Langston Faculty

Langston has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$96,0484$86,765
Associate professorcalendar year6$70,2175$67,500
Assistant professorcalendar year13$57,31912$59,484
Instructorcalendar year8$47,3466$37,917
No academic rankcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year31$59,72128$59,924

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year5$68,1254$63,278
Associate professoracademic year12$64,7057$53,667
Assistant professoracademic year24$57,91611$51,639
Instructoracademic year6$49,82717$48,986
All faculty totalacademic year47$59,70339$52,040

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Langston Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Central States Football League
Basketball Red River Athletic Conference
Track Red River Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports101

Langston Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agriculture, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Financial Planning and Services

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, Other

Mathematics, General


Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Pre-Veterinary Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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Top 14%Langston % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
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% of degrees in security and law enforcement
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Top 19%Langston % of degrees in security and law enforcement

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