Langston University Details
PO Box 907
Education for service
|Level of Selectivity
Langston University is located in a small rural community 40
miles northeast of Oklahoma City, the state capital, and 90 miles west of
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both cities offer cultural and recreational activities,
including sports events, shopping, dining, concerts, and theater.
Langston University (LU) is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal
arts institution founded in 1897 as the Colored Agricultural and Normal
University, for the purpose of instructing men and women of color in the
agricultural, mechanical, and industrial arts. Within a year, following
the territorial act that established the college, black settlers
determined to provide higher education for their children raised enough
money through auctions, bake sales, and donations to purchase the 40 acres
of land on which the school was built. The first bachelor’s degree was
awarded in 1901. The first president, Dr. Inman E. Page, was the son of a
former slave. The school adopted its present name, Langston University, in
After the Civil Rights Act of 1954, many black students in Oklahoma began
to attend colleges other than Langston University. President Hale created
a ten-year improvement plan to attract both black and white students to
the University. Urban centers were instituted in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
These innovations caused an increase in enrollment and a student body that
is now approximately 70 percent black and 30 percent white, with students
coming from twenty-six states and eighteen foreign countries. In 1987,
Langston University began planning its first graduate program.
Langston University is Oklahoma’s only historically black college. It
serves a double mission as a land grant institution and an urban center
for the state. The original mission to carry out agricultural research and
cooperative extension continues. Enrollment and programs for urban
residents also continue to grow. The University is acclaimed both
nationally and internationally for its research projects in the soils,
grains, and water of Oklahoma. The American Institute of Goat Research has
received international acclaim and has given an added dimension to the
Located on 440 acres of land, the University renovated several of its
buildings, including the former president’s home (White House); the
student union; and the library, the architectural focal point of the
Langston is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and
Schools to award the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of
Science, and master’s degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002–03 Tuition: $1176 (in-state); $3192 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $638 (room); $854 (board)
Special fees: $175
Estimated total cost: $3543 (in-state); $5559 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 50
Financial Aid Specific to the School
Army ROTC: Offers two- and four-year scholarships that pay tuition,
fees, books, and other expenses and provides a monthly stipend of $100
May 1 (priority)
July 15 (priority)
Graduation from an accredited high school (or
equivalent) with the following units: 4 English (grammar, composition,
literature), 2 lab science (biology, chemistry, or physics), 3 mathematics
(algebra I and II and geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, or calculus),
and 2 history including 1 unit of American history, and 1 unit citizenship
skills (economics, geography, government, or non-Western culture) and 3
additional units (computer science, foreign language). The school
recommends an additional 2 units in fine arts, music, art, drama, or
Admission Application Deadline: July 15 (priority)
Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Langston University, PO Box
838, Langston, Oklahoma 73050; Telephone: 405-466-3231; 405-466-2966 (fax).
A minimum of 60 semester hours for an associate
degree; a minimum of 124 semester hours for a bachelor’s degree and
completion of core requirements; at least 45 of total credit hours must be
at the senior college level; a minimum of 30 semester hours must be earned
at Langston University; a minimum 2.0 GPA is required for graduation; must
complete required courses in major and minor with a “C” or better; an
internship or field study must be completed; 3 hours in American history
and 3 hours in American government are mandated.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment: 3,926
Other regions: 26 states, 18 Iternational
Campus Regulations: Cars permitted without restrictions; quiet hours; dorm
visitation 6–11 p.m.
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling,
tutoring, and religious services.
Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, band,
dances, movies, and forums. Each year LU brings in renowned artists in
serious music, dance, and theater. Students are involved in community
service projects. Students may get involved in the Langston Gazette
(student paper). Communication majors or volunteers may work at the
KALU-FM radio station.
Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association
(SGA), departmental clubs, and special interest groups. Greek sororities
include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta
Phi Beta; fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi
Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa.
Housing Availability: Approximately 1,700 housing spaces.
Number of faculty members: 199
Student-teacher ratio: 24:1
Full-time faculty members: 126
Part-time faculty members: 73
Langston University is a member of the National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Intercollegiate Sports: men’s basketball, cross-country, football, track
and weightlifting; women’s basketball, cheerleading, and track.
Intramural Sports: basketball, football, soccer, softball, swimming,
tennis, and volleyball.
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Langston University, Langston,
August-May 12 (semesters)
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
One summer session.
AA Certification: Drafting and Design Technology, Electronic Technology,
Office Systems and Technology, Pre-Architecture, Pre-Engineering
Bachelor of Arts: Broadcast Journalism, English, Gerontology, History,
Hospitality and Tourism, Music, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology,
Speech/Drama, Theater Arts
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Administrative Management, Agricultural
Economics, Airway Electronic System, Animal Science, Biology, Biology
Education, Building Construction Management, Business Administration,
Business Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Computer and
Information Science, Computer Design, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood
Development, Economics/Finance, Electronics, Elementary Education, English
Education, Health, Health Care Administration, Home Economics, Industrial
Technology, Information Systems, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical
Education and Recreation, Management, Mathematics, Mathematics Education,
Medical Technology, Music Education, Nursing, Physical Therapy,
Preprofessional Science, Technology Education, Urban Studies, Vocational
Master of Education: Bilingual Multicultural Education, Elementary
Education, English As a Second Language, Urban Education