Freshman retention has reached 72 percent this fall at the University of Science and Arts, one of the highest rates for any institution in Oklahoma – another goal reached in USAO’s 10-year Mission Enhancement Plan (MEP).
Remembering two leaders who left their mark on Oklahoma history – former higher education Chancellor E.T. Dunlap and former state Sen. Don Baldwin – is the heart of a new scholarship fund established at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma by State Regent John Massey, a banker from Durant.
What was once a 90-foot steel frame structure that housed new trees, shrubs and the occasional pile of brush at the University of Science and Arts, is now teaming with new life and activity as the location of the Community Garden. The garden is part of the Service Learning/Civic Engagement program at the college.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends at USAO can connect with the college through more than just the official website at www.usao.edu. The university is part of several social media websites available on the internet.
Ranked for the third time on the exclusive “Great Schools, Great Prices” list in U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma holds onto its No. 1 spot among all baccalaureate colleges – public and private – in the western United States this fall.USAO is ranked No. 1 on the “best buys” list for both academic quality and reasonable cost, according to the magazine’s website.