Western Oklahoma State College is a public, state-supported institution and is a member of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. The college is governed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools- Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Officials at Western Oklahoma State College were notified by the Higher Learning Commission on April 16, 2013 that the College has been placed on probation for being out of compliance in its 10-day and four-week online course offerings. WOSC maintains its accreditation with the HLC.
WOSC will be required to file a comprehensive self-study report no later than December 2014. In addition, the HLC will conduct a comprehensive evaluation visit in February 2015. If the HLC criteria are met, the college will then be removed from probation. For more information visit wosc.edu/hlc
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (summarized), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, requires institutions to provide easy access to information for students. This page contains links to information resources for students.
Summary of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of institutional disclosure requirements
The summary provides information about the institutional disclosure requirements in the General Provisions (Title I), Teacher Preparation Program Reports (Title II), and the General Provisions for Title IV (Part G) of the Higher Education Act. It includes the requirements in the HEA prior to the enactment of the HEOA, and the revisions and additions to the disclosure requirements included in the amendments to the HEA in the HEOA and in the Higher Education Technical Corrections Act of 2009. It does not include HEA program-specific requirements.
The disclosures include the information that institutions are required to provide to the general public, current students, current employees, prospective students, prospective employees, families of current or prospective students, or prospective student athletes and their parents, high school counselors, and coaches. Requirements for reporting information to the Department of Education are included only when they overlap with disclosure requirements.
The overview provided for each disclosure requirement is based on statutory language, federal regulations, and guidance from the Department of Education.
For more information visit http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea08/index.html