Oklahoma Panhandle State University

2014 Quick Stats
PO Box 430

Goodwell, OK 73939-0430

Phone: (580) 349-2611
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
rolling admission

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Colleges (West)

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Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a public institution that was founded in 1909. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,367, 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 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,699 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $12,258 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public
Year founded 1909
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $3,863,827


When applying to Oklahoma Panhandle State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.4 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 54 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A
4-year graduation rate 23%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Oklahoma Panhandle State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,367, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. Oklahoma Panhandle State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,367
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
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

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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

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In-state tuition and fees $6,699 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $12,258 (2013-14)
Room and board $4,306 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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