Rogers State University is the only public four-year university in the Bartlesville region, serving students in Washington, Nowata, and Osage Counties, as well as southern Kansas.
The RSU campus in Bartlesville opened in 1984.
The RSU campus moved to its new, larger location in 2005 when the university acquired a historic, nine-story building in downtown Bartlesville. The expansion allowed the university to significantly increase the number of degrees and classes available at the campus. The new campus is a key component in the redevelopment of downtown Bartlesville.
Today more than 500 students are enrolled at RSU in Bartlesville.
The Bartlesville campus has experienced robust growth in recent years, with double-digit enrollment increases during several recent semesters.
Students can complete all requirements for the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration - Accounting and Management Options, the Nursing Bridge Program, and a wide variety of associate degrees at the Bartlesville campus.
Highly-qualified faculty members, most of whom hold doctoral degrees or the highest degrees available in their fields, teach classes at the Bartlesville campus.
In 2008 the university unveiled two new state-of-the-art science laboratories for students on the recently renovated sixth floor of the Bartlesville campus. The laboratories will support science programs and the new Nursing Bridge Program in Bartlesville.
RSU maintains vigorous internship programs with area business and industry, including ConocoPhillips, where several RSU students participate in internships each semester.
Since 2006, more than 12 RSU interns have accepted full-time positions with global companies in Bartlesville, including ConocoPhillips and ABB.
RSU is one of only 133 universities in the U.S. to utilize SAP software in its accounting and business curriculum to prepare students to use this cutting-edge technology in the workplace.
RSU has signed transfer agreements with Coffeyville Community College and Independence Community College, allowing students to seamlessly transfer their classes to RSU while pursuing a bachelor's or associate degree.
RSU offers in-state tuition for residents of southern Kansas.
RSU has a Cooperative Agreement with Tri-County Technology Center in Bartlesville allowing students to earn college credit for many technical classes and pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree in applied technology.
Through its Concurrent Enrollment Program for High School Students, qualified juniors and seniors from area high schools may take up to six credit hours per semester tuition-free, getting a jump on their college education. RSU offers concurrent classes on-site at Bartlesville High School.
Tuition at RSU is among the lowest of colleges and universities in Oklahoma, providing affordable access to higher education for all students.
A convenient Enrollment Center is located on the first floor of the Bartlesville campus - an easy, “one-stop shopping” experience where students can complete all paperwork to apply and enroll in classes.
Student activities at the Bartlesville campus include Campus Civitan and Campus Crusade.
Students enjoy all the amenities of the Bartlesville campus, and all facilities at the main campus in Claremore, including the state-of-the-art Stratton Taylor Library, one of the largest libraries in northeast Oklahoma.
A Vision for the Bartlesville campus was developed by a Task Force comprised of Bartlesville community leaders, RSU faculty members and students, which recently studied the educational and economic development needs of the Bartlesville area. The task force developed a Strategic Plan for the campus, which includes expanding the number of degree programs, adding highly qualified faculty members, and increasing enrollment at the campus.