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University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

USAO History
Celebrating a century of service as Oklahoma's only public liberal arts college, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – nationally ranked for quality and value – is a recognized leader and innovator in interdisciplinary studies.
Like the best private liberal arts colleges, USAO offers small classes, award-winning faculty committed to teaching (91 percent have the terminal degree), and a campus culture that fosters close faculty-student interaction and undergraduate research opportunities. USAO dedicates itself to educating the whole student, encourages personal development through public service, and offers nationally ranked teams in five sports.
The college was founded in 1908 as a women's institution, Oklahoma College for Women (OCW), the first college created by Oklahoma's first legislature. USAO is one of only seven state institutions with similar missions ever created in the United States. Other than the University of Oklahoma, USAO has the oldest original mission of any state college or university in Oklahoma. Located in Chickasha, USAO is the only Oklahoma college to be named a National Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is the state's public liberal arts college. Its mission is to provide the public with a distinctive and accessible liberal arts and sciences education. In combining an interdisciplinary core curriculum with superior instruction in major fields of study, USAO aims to provide a thorough education that prepares students for meaningful, purposeful lives.


Canadian Valley Technology Center

Canadian Valley Technology Center provides high-tech educational opportunities for high school students, adults, small businesses and large corporations.
Since 1970, Canadian Valley’s Business and Industry Services (BIS) team has helped Canadian, Grady, and a part of Oklahoma County businesses increase productivity, growth and profits, by providing effective, cost-cutting services and training solutions.

Small Colleges and Universities Within 45 minutes of Chickasha

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) - Chickasha            

University of Oklahoma (OU) - Norman                                                          

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) - South Oklahoma City      

Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City                                                 

Southern Nazarene University - Bethany

Oklahoma State University Oklahoma City (OSU/OKC) - Oklahoma City

University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond

Rose State College - Midwest City
PO Box 873 Chickasha, OK 73023
P: 405-224-0787
(Physical) 221 W. Chickasha Avenue Chickasha, OK 73018