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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. - A local community college is trying to attract more students by providing on-campus student housing.

On Friday, Rose State College unveiled the "Village at Rose State."

"The difference is apartment living. These students have their own kitchens, their own rooms, their own living space. They can cook here, they can go out. They are not the old fashion dorms where there is one bathroom and everyone had to go to that," said Dr. Jeanie Webb, the president of Rose State College.

For students, the 170 units are about convenience.

"The soccer fields are only like 100 feet away, so I can just come back, get ready and go straight to soccer practice as opposed to having my gear in my car and have to worry about changing in my car and stuff like that," said Jacob Slayter.

"We just feel really great that Jacob's going to be right here on campus. We don't have to call him every night to make sure he made it home. I don't have to worry about his safety," said Kerrie Slayter, Jacob's mother.

The "Village at Rose State" is already 75 percent full. The cost for a two bedroom apartment is $600 per month, per bedroom.

The four bedroom plan is $550 per month, per bedroom.

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