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Rose State College


Rose State College
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Rose State College
6420 SE 15th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110
(405) 733-7673

General Information:

- Community College
- Public Institution with Open Admissions
- Offers Associate Degrees
- General, Career, Technical, and University Transfer Education

Resident tuition totals $59.95 per credit hour; non-resident rates are $208.55. See tuition rates of other OKC colleges and universities for comparison.


Founded in 1970 and originally named Oscar Rose Junior College after the former Midwest City-Del City Superintendent of Schools, Rose State College is a community college that primarily offers associate degrees and university transfer education. It is a public institution with an open admission policy that provides traditional in-class courses as well as distance learning opportunities through online classes and on-site sections at both Tinker Air Force Base and the University of Central Oklahoma.
Rose is accredited by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and is recognized as a degree-granting institution by such groups as the American Bar Association, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Commission on Dental Accreditation, The Higher Learning Commission, National Court Reporting Association (NCRA) and the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.


Rose State College is located in Midwest City, in the east/southeast part of the Oklahoma City metro. The campus, sitting on 116 acres and including over 20 buildings, is between Sooner Road and Air Depot Road, just off I-40 to the north.


Rose offers more than 40 Associates degree programs including a number of health fields such as Clinical Laboratory Technology, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician, Nursing Science and more. The college also has Liberal Arts degrees such as English, Modern Languages and Mass Communications.

Rose is also a member of the NJCAA and provides a number of scholarship athletic programs such as baseball, softball and basketball.


Current enrollment at Rose State College is approximately 8,200, nearly 3,000 of which are full-time students. The student body is quite diverse ethnically and is 57 percent female.

Rose maintains approximately 120 full-time faculty members and nearly twice that many part-time or adjunct instructors.

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