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Study at Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University, abbreviated as OPSU, is a public institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma, United States. OPSU was established in 1909 by an act of the Oklahoma Legislature. It was initially known as the Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute. Students at OPSU are offered associate's and bachelor's degrees in various Course Topics. These programs are offered through the following academic divisions:

Oklahoma Panhandle State University's students participate in various sports including softball, baseball, golf, cross country, football, rodeo, and basketball. The university is a member of the Heartland Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the sports teams are nicknamed the Aggies. OPSU is also a member of the Central Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The men's rodeo team is known as the Cowboys, while the women's team is called the Cowgirls.

Profile of Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University is located in Goodwell, OK (a rural area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Oklahoma Panhandle State University is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Oklahoma Panhandle State University is known for its programs in science, mathematics, agricultural science and management, landscaping and horticulture, animal science and care, and art studies.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 405 and 565.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Oklahoma Panhandle State University had 1, 153 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Oklahoma Panhandle State University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Oklahoma Panhandle State University values student athletics, and belongs to the Heartland Conference.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of OPSU is to provide higher education primarily for people of the Oklahoma Panhandle and surrounding areas through academic programs, cultural enrichment, lifelong learning experiences, and public service activities. The educational experiences are designed to enrich the personal lives of students and to prepare them for roles in agriculture, business, education, government, and industry. "

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts28general studies, English, social services
Agricultural Science and Management24agricultural operations, farm management
Education and Teaching20elementary school teaching, agricultural teaching
Science20biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Business and Management19business management, accounting
Therapy and Counselling18psychology
Animal Science and Care17animal science, equine science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13health and physical Education
Landscaping and Horticulture13agronomy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine12registered nursing
Engineering Technician11industrial tech
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Art Studies7art studies

Contact: Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

323 Eagle Ave

Goodwell, OK 73939-0430

General Phone: (580) 349-2611


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