Oklahoma Panhandle State University

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 areas of study. These programs are offered through the following academic divisions:

  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Business and Technology
  • School of Education
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Science, Mathematics, and Nursing
  • University College

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.

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Contacting Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University
323 Eagle Ave
Goodwell , OK 73939-0430
General Phone: (580) 349-2611

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts35Spanish language, English, general studies, liberal arts and humanities, social services, history
Business and Management23business management, accounting
Science23biology, biological and physical sciences
Animal Science and Care17equine science, animal science
Agricultural Science and Management17agricultural operations, farm management
Therapy and Counseling16psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13health and physical education
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine11registered nursing
Education and Teaching10elementary school teaching, agricultural teaching, business teaching
Engineering Technician10industrial tech
Art Studies9art studies
Landscaping and Horticulture5agronomy

Number of programs and degrees for Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18324
Associate's degree224

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oklahoma Panhandle State University had a total enrollment of 1,153 students (1,055 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 45%
Full-Time 76%
Part-Time 24%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 7%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 29%
20-21 25%
22-24 20%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%
New Mexico1%
South Dakota1%

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 49 %
Part-Time 14 %

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Room and Board (2007)

Oklahoma Panhandle State University offers campus housing for 613 of its 1,055 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Goodwell, Oklahoma for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oklahoma Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal360475
SAT Math390450
ACT Verbal1421
ACT Math1620
ACT Composite1621

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT20%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT73%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,242
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,844
Room and board $ 3,420
Room charge $ 900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,520
Books and supplies $ 240
Other expenses $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Oklahoma Panhandle State University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 317400)

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Faculty

Oklahoma Panhandle State University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$42,1164$31,651
All faculty totalcalendar year3$42,1164$31,651

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year2*1*
Associate professoracademic year6$48,4933$53,872
Assistant professoracademic year11$43,0523$41,880
Instructoracademic year12$36,8909$38,864
Lectureracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year33$40,49518$39,779

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heartland Conference
Basketball Heartland Conference
Baseball Heartland Conference
Track Heartland Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports23629

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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