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Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) is a university in Goodwell, Oklahoma. OPSU is a baccalaureate degree granting institution. General governance of the institution is provided by the Board of Regents of the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. Academic programs and financial support are authorized and coordinated through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

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Location

Address
323 Eagle Blvd
City
Goodwell
State
OK
Zip/Post Code
73939-0430

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1387
In State Tuition Fees
3645
Out State Tuition Fees
3645
ACT Score
19
SAT Score
875
Male Female Ratio
50:50
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
16:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
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Mascot
Aggies
Colors
Crimson And Blue
Conference
Heartland Conf

College History

History

In 1908, the Oklahoma Legislature passed legislation stating that, "...each of the Supreme Court judicial districts [shall have] a district agricultural school of secondary grade for instruction in agriculture and mechanics and allied branches, and domestic science, and economics, with courses of instruction leading to the Agricultural and Mechanical College, and the state normal schools." Oklahoma Panhandle State University was created in response to this act and opened in 1909 as Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute, (PAI) offering secondary agricultural education for the Panhandle area. PAI began offering courses to prepare public school teachers in 1915. In 1921, the legislature authorized the school to offer a two-year college curriculum, and the name was changed to Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College (PAMC). The college began offering four-year degree programs in 1925. In 1967, the school was designated as Oklahoma Panhandle State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. In 1974, the university assumed its present name. At the turn of the 21st Century, OPSU was the only school in Oklahoma offering both associate and bachelor degrees.

College Specialty

Specialty

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 prepare students for roles in agriculture, business, education, government, and industry and to enrich the personal lives. OPSU will accomplish its mission by focusing on the following goals: OPSU will facilitate learning to a community of diverse learners in a variety of formats and in supportive and nurturing environments. Recruit, retain, and graduate students Promote OPSU's role as the educational , informational, and cultural center of the High Plains Region and address the broader educational needs of the area by exploring, initiating, and supporting partnerships within the community. OPSU will be accountable to its stakeholders through measurement, evaluation, and self study of educational programs and support functions. Promote excellence at OPSU by offering undergraduate programs grounded in scholarship with well-defined educational outcomes, which emphasize communication, thinking skills, and knowledge.

Alumni

Alumni

Jim Holder, an All American running back from Wichita Falls; Holder set NAIA rushing records in 1963 and is the only Aggie inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame Mark King, an American guitar player for the rock band Hinder from Guymon Oklahoma; Mark graduated from OPSU in 2004. Frank Beede, a former offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks; Beede played offensive line for the OPSU aggies football team 1995-1996 Taos Muncy, Wrangler National Finals Rodeo World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider for 2011 graduated from OPSU in 2007

Campus

Campus

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