About Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Enid and Woodward
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About Northwestern

Alva -- Main Campus

Northwestern's main campus is located in Alva, a city of nearly 6,000 residents in northwest Oklahoma. Alva is located just 14 miles south of the Kansas border. Alva is approximately 115 miles northwest of Oklahoma City and 100 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas.

Northwestern's main campus offers students a traditional on-campus college experience by living in university housing, dining in the cafeteria or Student Center Snack Bar, participating in campus media activities, attending home athletic events, going to university-sponsored concerts or plays, and more.

At Northwestern's Alva campus, students can choose from more than 40 areas of study to earn their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees, and offers complete master's degree programs in education, counseling psychology, and American Studies

Enid Campus

Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid assists a diverse population, including adult learners, achieve their career and educational goals by providing local, affordable access to higher education by offering upper-level courses leading to the bachelor’s degree and complete graduate degree programs in a positive, student-centered, technology-enriched learning environment that promotes service and excellence.

Offers upper-division courses for completion of bachelor's degrees in 13 areas including accounting, business administration, computer science, E-commerce, education (elementary, secondary, special), general studies, history, nursing (RN, LPN Completion), political science, psychology, social work, sociology and technical management.

Offers complete master's degree programs in education, counseling psychology, and American Studies and co-ops with two other universities to offer a Master of Business Administration degree.

Many students take advantage of the cooperative agreements between Northwestern and Northern Oklahoma College and make a smooth transition to Northwestern for completion of their four-year degree. Many other students come to finish a degree started earlier in life or transfer in coursework from other institutions.

Woodward Campus

Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Woodward provides convenient access to higher education opportunities to a diverse population, including non-traditional students, to assist them in meeting education and career goals in a supportive environment, and to improve the quality of life in Woodward and the surrounding area.

Northwestern dedicated its new building in Woodward in September 2008. It offers students all classes for general education requirements and offers complete undergraduate degrees.

Offers complete master's degree programs in education and counseling psychology, and co-ops with one university to offer a Master of Business Administration degree.

Students attending classes at Northwestern-Woodward are able to take the same types of undergraduate courses that are available at Northwestern's main campus in Alva.

General Contact Information


709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700
Fax: (580) 327-8413


2929 E. Randolph, Enid, OK 73701
Phone: (580) 237-0334
Fax: (580) 213-3151


2007 34th Street, Woodward, OK 73801
Phone: (580) 256-0049 or (580) 254-2501
Fax:(580) 256-0048

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Mission Statement

Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.


Northwestern is a state-assisted, public regional university and a member of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. The University is governed by the Regional University System of Oklahoma. Northwestern is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Additional program accreditation includes the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for teacher education. The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Northwestern's Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  Business Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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