The Northwestern Oklahoma State University, also known as NWOSU, was established in 1897. Initially founded as a normal school, the institute became the Northwestern State Teachers College in 1919, and the Northwestern State College in 1939. It was finally on the 16th of August, 1974, that the institute was named the Northwestern Oklahoma State University. It is a public institution and is located in Alva, Oklahoma. Apart from the main campus, the institution has two satellite campuses located in Woodward and Enid.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University awards bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 40 areas of study. Courses are also offered in various pre-professional fields. NWOSU is organized into the following schools:
The Northwestern Oklahoma State University participates in a wide variety of sports including cross country, golf, soccer, and basketball. The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Rangers. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Sooner Athletic Conference, and the Central States Football League.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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