County students flock to SWOSU

Almost 300 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University 2020 fall enrollment

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From Staff Reports

WEATHERFORD – Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s enrollment for the 2020 fall semester is better than expected, and almost 300 students are from Canadian County, the university reports.

SWOSU President Randy Beutler said the official number is 4,878 for both the Weatherford and Sayre campuses.

SWOSU had a decrease of 1.6% from the 2019 fall semester but, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the university was expecting a larger decrease—possibly anywhere from 5% to 10% down.

“We are very pleased how it turned out with all the uncertainties that faced universities across the nation this fall,” Beutler said.

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“Most universities in the state of Oklahoma are experiencing a larger drop in enrollment so we are fortunate.”

Beutler said the entire SWOSU staff worked hard in preparation for the fall semester and continues to work hard to meet the needs of its students.

There are 285 students enrolled from Canadian County. The breakdown shows, 225 students from Yukon, 43 students from Piedmont, and 17 students from Okarche.