Nursing and health care are among Rogers State University’s hallmark academic programs, which includes bachelor’s degrees on its Claremore and Bartlesville campuses.
RSU is a dynamic regional university providing its students with the complete college experience where students can live on campus (both traditional and family housing options) and participate in a myriad of student activities, including student organizations dedicated to health sciences. (story continues below)

The university supports a rigorous academic program that attracts many students who plan to attend medical school complete their undergraduate studies through RSU’s program in medical/molecular biology. RSU’s nursing program produces students who consistently score better than the state and national averages on the RN licensure exam.
Rogers State’s health sciences programs are some of the most rigorous in the region, producing graduates that are in high demand. RSU nursing graduates maintain a nearly 100% placement rate, securing excellent jobs throughout the region.
RSU’s nursing faculty with a collective total of more than 130 years of experience in both academic teaching and practical experience. The university offers several lab environments to give students skillful training for residential environments, hospital beds, isolated acute care, and high fidelity simulation.
For those who want or need to work while attending school, almost 8 in 10 RSU students work while attending school allowing them to achieve their educational goals while balancing financial and family obligations. While RSU is the only public university with on-campus housing in the Tulsa metro area, the university has a large number of commuter students who live at home while attending RSU.
RSU consistently earns national recognition for affordability, both for traditional classes and its RSU Online program. U.S. News and World Report has noted RSU has one of the nation’s top 10 lowest, in-state tuition rates, and also highlighted that RSU Online was among the nation’s 10 least expensive public online programs. The university also has been consistently recognized for having one of the region’s lowest student debt load for graduating students with nearly half of last year’s graduating class earning a diploma without taking a student loan.
The main campus in Claremore features the Stratton Taylor Library, new student residences with bed space for more than 800, the Chapman Dining Hall complete with inclement storm shelter, renovated historic buildings and the 50,000 square-foot Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center, which features ballroom space for community events. Rogers State also is home to RSU Public Television and RSU Radio FM 91.3.
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