Southwestern Oklahoma State University is known for its quality academic programs and its friendly service to students, alumni, and friends. Located in the center of western Oklahoma, students may take classes on the main campus located in Weatherford and on the branch campus located in Sayre. The University was established by an act of the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1901 as the Southwestern Normal School. The Normal School was authorized to offer two years of training and four years of preparatory work for students who were not qualified for college admission. The first classes met in 1903. The first baccalaureate degrees were awarded in May, 1921.
Students may complete associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees while attending either the traditional on-campus classes or participating in distance learning opportunities provided through state-of-the-art technology.