Rose State College is a public, two-year institution with an "open-door" admissions policy. The school offered its first classes on September 21, 1970. Initially called Mid-Del Junior College, it was renamed Oscar Rose Junior College in memory of the Midwest City-Del City Superintendent of Schools. In April 1983, the name was officially changed to Rose State College. Today, Rose State welcomes more than 13,000 students each year and is dedicated to helping each and every student succeed.
At Rose State, it’s important to us to be a community college that’s as focused on the community part as we are the college part. In all that we do, it is our commitment to you to go beyond simply providing an education — to providing you with the guidance you need at every level.
It starts with our Student Welcome and Career Advisement Centers, here to make getting started as easy as possible. And once you’re a student, you’ll discover the advantages that our students tell us over and over they love about Rose State: smaller class sizes, more one-on-one time with teachers, and serious academic focus in a more relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Academics & Programs
Academically, the college is organized around five divisions: Business and Information Technology, Engineering and Science, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. More than 60 degree and skilled-occupational programs are available, many of which can help you prepare for completion of a bachelor’s degree.
Rose State also offers its Workforce Development division, comprised of the Community Learning Center and the Professional Training Center. The Community Learning Center is known for its wide range of lifelong learning programs, including its popular Kids College. The Professional Training Center offers business training, small business advising, and is home to the Oklahoma Environmental Training Center where people from throughout Oklahoma are trained in wastewater management.