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Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a public institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,463, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oklahoma Panhandle State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,704 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $5,704 (2011-12).
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The mission of OPSU is to provide higher education primarily for people of the Oklahoma Panhandle and surrounding areas through academic programs, cultural enrichment, life-long learning experiences, and public service activities. Educational experiences are designed to enrich the personal lives of students and to prepare them for roles in agriculture, business, education, government, and industry.
OPSU is organized into five academic schools: Agriculture; Business and Technology; Education; Liberal Arts; and Science, Mathematics, and Nursing. To implement its mission within the academic schools and administrative structure, the University:
Accepts people with diverse educational backgrounds.
Provides, through the institution's general education program, academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences.
Provides a variety of academic programs leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Provides professional teacher education programs at the baccalaureate level.
Provides pre-professional education in selected fields.
Provides life-long learning experiences designed to meet the individual's personal, vocational, and leisure-time needs.
Provides public service through academic, agricultural, cultural, and social events.
Strives to enrich its students' lives educationally, personally, and socially.
Assesses all programs, experiences, and activities to ensure that student learning occurs.
Expects faculty to remain active in their fields of study. This may be accomplished by pursuing advanced courses or degrees, continuing education, research or obtaining special license or certification. Faculty are encouraged to attend and make presentations at professional meetings.
When applying to Oklahoma Panhandle State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||89.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The most popular majors at Oklahoma Panhandle State University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations; Business Administration and Management, General; Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 53.7 percent.
|Student-faculty ratio||N/A 4|
|4-year graduation rate||20|
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Oklahoma Panhandle State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,463, with a gender distribution of 52.2 percent male students and 47.8 percent female students. Oklahoma Panhandle State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Oklahoma Panhandle State University offers a number of student services including health service. Of the students at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,704 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$5,704 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$3,734 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data