About Rose State

About Rose State College-An Oklahoma College

Photo of Meteorology StudentRose State College offered its first classes on September 21, 1970. Initially called Mid-Del Junior College, it was renamed Oscar Rose Junior College in memory of the Midwest City-Del City Superintendent of Schools. On April 1983 the college’s name was officially changed to Rose State College. The college is located in Midwest City, OK, just minutes away from downtown Oklahoma City, and right off Interstate 40 and Hudiburg Drive.  The campus includes twenty-five buildings on approximately 120 acres.

Academically, the college is organized around five divisions:  Business and Information Technology, Engineering and Science, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  Almost 60 degree and skilled-occupational programs are available, many of which prepare students for completion of a bachelor’s degree.  Classes are offered during the day, evening, and online in two, four, eight, or 16-week terms, providing significant scheduling flexibility.  Tuition and fees are among the lowest in the state, and over $30 million in financial aid and scholarships is provided every year.

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Rose State also offers its Workforce Development division, comprised of the Community Learning Center and the Professional Training Center.   The Community Learning Center is known for its wide range of lifelong learning programs, including its popular Kids College.  The Professional Training Center offers business training, small business advising, and is home to the Oklahoma Environmental Training Center where people from throughout Oklahoma are trained in wastewater management.  It also houses the career advisement center, which is available to both students and the surrounding community.

Video Introduction

This video is a brief overview of Rose State College.


The community college of choice: supporting, serving, and advancing the common good.


Photo of StudentAs a public, open admissions, associate degree granting institution, Rose State College provides higher education preparation for lifelong learning through programs and services designed to serve a diverse community.

Accredited College

Rose State College was developed under the guidelines established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and has received full recognition by that body.  This assures the transferability of credits from Rose State College to four-year universities within the state of Oklahoma. Rose State College is accredited as a degree-granting institution by the Higher Learning Commission: Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Individual Rose State programs are also accredited by their respective professional organizations, among them:

  • American Bar Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Collegiate Officer Program
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • The Higher Learning Commission; Member North Central Association
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National League for Nursing
  • Oklahoma Board of Nursing
  • State of Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency

Cooperative Agreements and Extrainstitutional Learning Agreements are signed with educational, business and industry, and governmental training programs that hold specialty, regional, or national accreditations in their associated fields.

Notable Facts FY ‘12

  • Enrollment: 11,897
  • Average class size: 19
  • Median age: 24
  • Mean age: 27
  • Gender: 58.6% female; 41.4% male
  • Minority Population: 41.7%


Rose State College, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Executive Order 11246, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA); Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA); and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational programs, activities or services. The Affirmative Action Officer is the Executive Director, Human Resources/AAO. Issues of noncompliance should be referred to the Affirmative Action officer, Administration Building, Room 104; telephone (405) 733-7979 or TDD (405) 733-7355.  Rose State College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, Telephone: 1-800-621-7440.

College Core Values

The Rose State College values that guide institutional philosophy, operation, and planning are:

  • Learning: The institution is a learning-centered environment where students will be afforded ample opportunity to succeed in meeting their educational goals as partners in the pedagogical process.
  • Excellence: The institution makes a commitment to internal and external constituents to make each program and service one of excellence by establishing high standards that sustain and promote higher education in an innovative, learning-centered environment.
  • Integrity: The institution maintains fair, honest, accurate, and consistent policies and procedures monitored by measures of institutional effectiveness to ensure credible actions are taken to further a diverse learning-centered environment of individuality and collegiality.
  • Service: Through teamwork on campus and in partnership with the communities served, the institution strives to improve the quality of life in an urban setting by offering programs and services based on the needs of students and citizens and designed for measurably improving the aesthetic, physical, economic, social, political, and intellectual environment.


Rose State College
6420 S.E. 15th Street.
Midwest City, OK 73110-2704
Phone: 405-733-ROSE (7673)
Toll Free: 866 621-0987

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