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Campuses and Locations

Langston Campus

The Langston Campus is the academic and residential home to the majority of University students. Providing an excellent environment inside and outside the classroom, students enjoy a robust and vibrant student life experience. Opportunities to get involved include joining student organizations, and participating in Greek life, athletics, club sports, the Marching Pride HBCU Division II Band, scholarship pageants, and a variety of events.

On Langston University’s main campus, students can choose from several associate, bachelor and master degree programs. View programs offered.

For enrollment information, please contact an admissions counselor at or 405-466-3428.


As home to Langston University’s main campus, the town of Langston is located in central Oklahoma, just 10 miles from Guthrie, and 43 miles from the capital Oklahoma City. A beautiful rural setting, the Langston Campus is situated on 40 acres and is a perfect environment in which to learn and develop.

The town of Langston is located in Logan County on State Highway 33. Both the University and its hometown were named in honor of John Mercer Langston, an African American educator and U.S. representative from Virginia. One of 13 surviving all-Black towns, what sets Langston apart from many of its counterparts is that it began in Oklahoma Territory. E.P. McCabe and Charles Robbins opened the town on April 22, 1890. Mr. McCabe established the Langston City Herald in October of that year, utilizing it to promote African American migration to Oklahoma and the community.

Many Oklahomans made Langston their home or have been affiliated with the university. These respected individuals include Melvin Tolson, Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, Marques Haynes, and Zella Black Patterson. Simon Alexander Haley, father of acclaimed author Alex Haley, taught at the institution. The Morris House and Langston University Cottage Row Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about the town of Langston and the state of Oklahoma, visit


Just a 10-minute drive from Langston University is Guthrie, Oklahoma. As the state’s territorial capital, Guthrie’s ongoing restoration efforts make the town’s downtown area the largest Historic Preservation District in the nation. Learn more


Students enjoy all four seasons in Langston, OK. Fall semester starts in late July during the summer or hot season. Temperatures have an average high temperature above 86 degrees with the months of July and August reaching an average high of 94 degrees and above. Autumn temperatures bring in cooler temperatures with highs ranging from 85 degrees in September to 62 degrees in November. The cold season lasts for 3 months from late November through mid-February with high temperatures ranging from 50 to 58 degrees.

Major Industries & More

The leading thriving industry in the state of Oklahoma is Agribusiness. Global research centers and new technologies keep this industry moving forward. Other major industries include Aerospace and Defense, Bioscience, Automotive, Information and Financial Services, Renewable and Traditional Energy, Manufacturing, and Transportation and Logistics.

Oklahoma is home to the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder. The team plays home games at the Paycom Center in nearby Oklahoma City.

Nearby Attractions in Oklahoma City
Frontier City Theme Park

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Nearby Hotels
Just a 10-minute drive from Langston, University, Guthrie, OK offers several hotels.