Rogers State University Freezes Tuition for 2020-21 Academic Year in Commitment to Students, Families

Rogers State University will recommend to its governing board a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 academic year. In recognition of the economic uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to its students, RSU will not increase tuition or fees for new and continuing students and will increase privately-funded financial aid support.

“We want to ensure that all RSU students have the opportunity to succeed when they enroll,” RSU President Dr. Larry Rice said. “As we strive to place students first, eliminating a tuition increase removes a financial barrier that could otherwise disrupt a student’s progress toward earning their degree.”

Students can enroll in fall classes at a rate that is among the most competitively priced in Oklahoma and the nation. Up to 84% of RSU students receive some form of financial aid, and RSU offers scholarship programs to make a high-quality education even more affordable. RSU will submit its tuition, fee, room and board proposals to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents and the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Students interested in taking advantage of the tuition freeze for the upcoming fall semester can apply for admission by visiting, or calling 918-343-7546.

Educational Value

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, students who graduate with a 4-year college degree will typically earn $1.1 million more during their lifetime as opposed to only a high school diploma. RSU has degree programs and options meeting the needs for Oklahoma’s top 10 fastest growing industries as identified by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

RSU has earned national rankings for its value and affordability, including being named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top schools in the region for lowest student debt upon graduation. Nearly half of RSU’s students earn a degree without taking a student loan. For those who do assume student debt, RSU graduates have the second-lowest average debt when compared with regional peer colleges.

About Rogers State University

Rogers State University celebrates 20 years as a four-year regional university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission this year. The university is widely recognized for high quality academic programs that include bachelor’s and associate degrees, along with accelerated MBA and RN-to-BSN programs now available online. The university is noted for its student-focused approach to creating a supportive learning environment that cultivates student success. Tracing its roots back to 1909, RSU operates its main residential campus in Claremore, with additional campuses in Bartlesville and Pryor along with its nationally recognized online program. RSU has been a leader in distance learning and was the first Oklahoma university to offer degree programs entirely online. 

Students interested in taking advantage of the tuition freeze for the upcoming fall semester can apply for admission by visiting, or calling 918-343-7546.

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