Oklahoma Panhandle State University

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School Overview

Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) is located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. The university is governed by the Board of Regents of the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. The school receives authorization for and coordination of its academic programs (and financial support) through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The school offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in nursing, business, education, history, and several other disciplines. The school also has an agriculture-related degree which prepares students to work in the region’s swine, equine, bovine, and farming-related industries. OPSU is approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Education for training elementary and secondary teachers. OPSU is also regionally accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

OPSU Admissions

Box 430

Goodwell, OK 73939-0430

(580) 349-1312

(800) 664-6778

Fax: (580) 349-1371

Contact: Bobby Jenkins

Registrar and Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 430

Goodwell, OK 73939

(580) 349-2611


Total undergrads: 1,223

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 288

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,124


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,820 $4,241 $4,241 $4,894 +15.40%
Books and Supplies $240 $240 $240 $240 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $3,300 $3,420 $3,520 $3,652 +3.75%
Other $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,652 $6,652 $7,652 $7,652 0.00%
Other $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $8,760 $9,301 $9,401 $10,186 +8.35%
In-state Off Campus $12,112 $12,533 $13,533 $14,186 +4.83%
In-state with Family $4,060 $4,481 $4,481 $5,134 +14.57%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 265 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 261 91% $1,732,602 $6,638
• Federal grants 121 42% $461,716 $3,816
• Pell grants 121 42% $417,808 $3,453
• Other federal grants 55 19% $43,908 $798
State/local government grant or scholarships 110 38% $249,486 $2,268
Institutional grants or scholarships 235 82% $1,021,400 $4,346
Student loan aid 201 70% $333,078 $1,657
• Federal student loans 198 69% $317,734 $1,605
• Other student loans 3 1% $15,344 $5,115

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 172 40
Agriculture 35
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 12
Agronomy and Crop Science 6
Animal Sciences 9
Farm/farm and Ranch Management
Horse Husbandry/equine Science and Management 8
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 21
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 21
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 29 4
Accounting 2
Business Administration and Management 27 4
Computing and Information Sciences 3
Computer and Information Sciences 3
Education 6
Agricultural Teacher Education 1
Business Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching 5
Engineering Technology 7 3
Industrial Technology/technician 7 3
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 7
English Language and Literature 7
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 20
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 20
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 2
Criminal Justice/police Science 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 31
General Studies 31
Humanities/humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mathematics 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 11
Health and Physical Education/fitness 11
Physical Sciences
Psychology 15
Psychology 15
Social Sciences 5
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Art/art Studies 10
Music 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 100%

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agriculture – General A
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Farm/Ranch Management A
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Agricultural Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B

Engineering Technologies

Industrial Technology A,B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (580) 349-2611
Website: www.opsu.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.opsu.edu/Offices/Admissions/?page=Apply
Address: 323 Eagle Ave, Goodwell, OK 73939-0430
Setting: Rural: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,241
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 25%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 479 (39% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,264
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,008
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,459

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 13
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 111
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Precision Production 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 1
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 4523

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,264
Out-of-state $8,008
Books and supplies $465

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 221 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 221 94% $5,459
Student loan aid 192 82% $5,369

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 559 44% $4,946
Federal student loans 455 36% $5,858

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Oklahoma Panhandle State University students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,241
Undergraduate enrollment 1,241
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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