Northwestern named sixth best online college in Oklahoma for 2015

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Northwestern named sixth best online college in Oklahoma for 2015

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is sixth on a list of Oklahoma’s Best Online Colleges for 2015 named Sixteen other institutions of higher learning in the state also made the list.

"The Ranger" statueNorthwestern’s online degree options include a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Business Administration, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Technical Management, including the Alternative Energy option, and an RN-to-BSN program in nursing where RNs are able to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees online.

In December 2014 this same organization, which is an authoritative resource dedicated to online learning and college affordability, ranked Northwestern’s online accounting degree program among the top 50 in the nation. No other Oklahoma school earned a ranking on this list, and Northwestern’s program came in at 31.

Northwestern’s nursing program also gained national attention this past year for its quality and affordability from the online publication It ranked Northwestern’s nursing program at No. 18, based on academic quality, affordability and accessibility, as well as what percent of nursing graduates pass their board certification tests (NCLEX-RN). Northwestern was the only school from Oklahoma to make the top 20, and ranked just below the University of Kansas.

Northwestern’s business and nursing programs also are nationally accredited.

"As online classes become more prevalent, it is important to acknowledge the colleges and universities that go above and beyond,” said Dan Schuessler, founder and CEO of Affordable Colleges Online. "Our goal is to highlight these schools and their commitment to higher education.

"When it comes to online learning, these schools set the bar," Schuessler said. “These programs have made attending college accessible and affordable while maintaining rigorous academic standards of excellence and providing support services for their students.”

Currently, Northwestern has been approved to accept students into these online programs from the states of Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico.

To view specific information about each online program from Northwestern and who to contact for more information, visit

This school year Northwestern has earned other honors for its affordability, as well as the look of its campus. ranked Northwestern as being fifth among the Most Affordable Small Colleges in America. It compiled a list of the 100 most affordable small colleges that cover a range of academic majors, religious affiliations, locations, extracurricular opportunities, interests, budget and close-knit communities of which Northwestern ranked fifth most affordable at less than $7,000 a year. They also included in Northwestern’s information that the university offers the nation’s most affordable room and board prices at only $3,700 a year.

Earlier in the year, Northwestern was ranked fourth on a list of the top 30 Most Attractive Yet Affordable College Campuses across the nation. ranked the top 30 colleges it found that offer costs below the national average and at the same time deliver visually stunning campuses.

Northwestern also continues to be ranked among the region’s leading universities by “U.S. News & World Report” as having the nation’s most affordable on-campus living, national leader in lowest student debt and as a best value institution.

To learn more about Northwestern and how to become a Ranger, please contact the Office of Recruitment at or call (580) 327-8546.