University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)


Baccalaureate Colleges--General: These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on baccalaureate programs. They award less than half of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields.

Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

17th Street and Grand Avenue, Chickasha, OK, 73018-5322

(405) 224-3140   

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is the state's public liberal arts college. Its mission is to provide the public with a distinctive and accessible liberal arts and sciences education. In combining an interdisciplinary core curriculum with superior instruction in major fields of study, USAO aims to provide a thorough education that prepares students for meaningful, purposeful lives.

Public, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $4,320 $3,744 $3,744
In State $4,320 $3,744 $3,744
Out of State $10,176 $8,904 $8,904
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $960
On Campus      
Room and Board $5,138 $5,140 $5,140
Other Expenses $5,688 $4,128 $4,128
Off Campus      
Room and Board $6,692 $6,500 $6,530
Other Expenses $5,688 $4,128 $4,128
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $5,688 $4,128 $4,128

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
49.0% $4,474
State/Local Grant
39.0% $4,503
Institutional Grants
74.0% $4,643
Loans 51.0% $6,016
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.

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