Established in 1897, Northwestern is a state-assisted, public regional university and a member of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education with a mission to “provide quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.”
Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers bachelor's and master's degree programs from three schools:
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Professional Studies
Online degrees are offered fully online in business and nursing subjects.