University Of Science And Arts Of Oklahoma

University Of Science And Arts Of Oklahoma

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public, liberal arts university located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. The name of the university is abbreviated as USAO. Established as the Oklahoma Industrial Institute and College for Girls in 1908, the university was given its current name in 1974. USAO offers bachelor's degrees in arts, sciences and fine arts. Some of the subject areas are economics, political science, communication, drama, physics, natural science, health, education, mathematics, history and sociology.

USAO participates in the Sooner Athletic Conference, and the athletic teams of the university go by the nickname of the Drovers. Students are offered a comprehensive athletic program and they participate in sports such as softball, soccer, basketball and baseball. The mascot of the university is a Drover. Financial aid is provided to eligible candidates at USAO. Scholarships such as Talent Plus, the University Scholarship, the Academic Scholarship and other grants, loans and work programs are also available.

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University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
17th Street and Grand Avenue
Chickasha , OK 73018-5322
General Phone: (405) 224-3140

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USAO Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management51business management
Education and Teaching39education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Liberal Arts32English, economics, political science, sociology, history
Therapy and Counseling22psychology
Fine Arts14fine arts studies
Media14communication studies
Science12biology, natural sciences, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11health and physical education
Medical Support and Technology7speech pathology
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21721

USAO Student Body

In 2007-2008, USAO had a total enrollment of 1,256 students (1,110 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian 17%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 22%
20-21 27%
22-24 20%
25-29 10%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 4%
65+ 3%

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

(International Students)6%

USAO Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 18 %

USAO Room and Board (2007)

USAO offers campus housing for 504 of its 1,110 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Chickasha, 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 15 meals per week.

USAO Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

USAO Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,552
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,448
Room and board $ 4,860
Room charge $ 2,460
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,400
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,806

Financial Aid:
USAO participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 316700)

USAO Faculty

USAO 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 year2*3$75,475
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$69,9816$67,313

*: 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 year10$63,3085$61,530
Associate professoracademic year6$51,9333$51,808
Assistant professoracademic year7$46,1328$45,466
Instructoracademic year1*6$42,792
All faculty totalacademic year24$54,41122$49,252

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

USAO Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sooner Athletic Conference
Baseball Sooner Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports21113

USAO Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets USAO Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%USAO Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 10%USAO Number of students
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 10%USAO Number of degree programs
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%USAO % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%USAO Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%USAO % of degrees in fine arts
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%USAO % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%USAO % of degrees in mathematics

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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