Oklahoma State University Main Campus

Oklahoma State University Main Campus

Oklahoma State University Main Campus is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It is a coeducational public research university and was established in the year 1890. Initially called the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M), it is the chief institution of the Oklahoma State University System. The university enrolls more than 20,000 students. It is a land-grant university and has the following colleges under it:

  • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
  • Human Environmental Sciences
  • William S. Spears School of Business

Oklahoma State University's athletics teams are nicknamed the Cowboys. Pistol Pete is the mascot, and the official colors are orange and black. The main sports played here are football, basketball and wrestling.

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Contacting Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
107 Whitehurst
Stillwater , OK 74078-1015
General Phone: (405) 744-5000

Oklahoma State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,247business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, financial management, international business, MIS, marketing
Liberal Arts510American studies, Latin American studies, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, ...
Education and Teaching430education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, agricultural teaching, ...
Engineering397aerospace engineering, bioengineering, architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, ...
Family and Social Work350family and consumer science, food and nutrition, housing, family studies, family and human sciences
Science320biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, botany, plant pathology, anatomical sciences, microbiology, zoology, entomology, ...
Therapy and Counseling203psychology, school psychology
Media188mass communication, journalism
Animal Science and Care175animal science, animal breeding, animal nutrition
Agricultural Science and Management174agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural journalism, agricultural public service, food science
Engineering Technician114electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, construction engineering tech
Hospitality109hospitality management
Medicine85pre-veterinary, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Transportation79aviation tech
Medical Administration66public health education
Landscaping and Horticulture64landscaping, agronomy, horticultural science, soil science, various soil sciences courses
Computer Science and Engineering64computer and info science, computer networking, computer security
Conservation and Resource Management62environmental science, forestry
Security and Law Enforcement55fire protection tech, fire services administration
Art Studies45art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy43parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, athletic trainer
Medical Support and Technology42speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Architecture and Planning37architecture, landscape architecture
Mathematics29mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts20drama
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree87262
Bachelor's degree3,81986
Doctor's degree14235
Postbaccalaureate certificate122
Post-master's certificate83
First-professional degree781

Oklahoma State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oklahoma State had a total enrollment of 23,213 students (19,661 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 21%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 9%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 21%
20-21 27%
22-24 26%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Oklahoma State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 59 %

Oklahoma State Room and Board (2007)

Oklahoma State offers campus housing for 6,517 of its 19,661 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Oklahoma State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480600
SAT Math500620
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT24%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Oklahoma State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,201
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,556
Room and board $ 7,402
Room charge $ 3,402
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,000
Books and supplies $ 980
Other expenses $ 4,250

Financial Aid:
Oklahoma State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 317000)

Oklahoma State Faculty

Oklahoma State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track195129
Non-tenured and not on tenure track144157

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year81$119,1948$114,510
Associate professorcalendar year33$93,9869$86,819
Assistant professorcalendar year21$75,94022$81,216
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year28$57,27434$40,232
No academic rankcalendar year15$38,14631$44,241
All faculty totalcalendar year178$92,847105$59,714

*: 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 year185$97,02745$87,063
Associate professoracademic year165$74,88873$68,956
Assistant professoracademic year127$68,20590$60,579
Instructoracademic year0*3$45,735
Lectureracademic year31$49,28435$30,462
No academic rankacademic year6$48,8619$43,998
All faculty totalacademic year514$79,357255$62,757

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

Oklahoma State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Twelve Conference
Basketball Big Twelve Conference
Baseball Big Twelve Conference
Track Big Twelve Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports91524

Oklahoma State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Public Services, Other
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Agricultural Animal Breeding
Animal Nutrition
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forestry, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Technical Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Architectural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Soil Sciences, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Pre-Veterinary Studies
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Natural Sciences
Optics/Optical Sciences
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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checked Option to study abroad
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