Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Goodwell, OK
323 Eagle Ave, Goodwell, OK 73939-0430

Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) is a public university in Goodwell, Oklahoma. It is the only public university in the Oklahoma Panhandle. OPSU is a member of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. The university offers bachelor's degrees in agriculture, business, education, liberal arts, and sciences. OPSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The university was established in 1909 as Oklahoma Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College. It was originally part of the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges system. In 1974, the college became a four-year institution and was renamed Oklahoma Panhandle State University. The university has an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students.

OPSU offers a variety of academic programs. The university's agricultural program is one of the largest in the state. The business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. The liberal arts program offers degrees in English, history, and psychology. The sciences program offers degrees in biology, chemistry, and physics.

OPSU is located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, which is a region of the state that is west of the 100th meridian. The Panhandle is a semi-arid region with an average annual precipitation of less than 20 inches. The region is characterized by rolling hills, grasslands, and small lakes.

The university's main campus is located in Goodwell, which is the county seat of Texas County. Goodwell is a small town with a population of approximately 2,000 people. The town is located on the High Plains of the Oklahoma Panhandle.

OPSU athletics compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The university is a member of the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC). The university's mascot is the Aggie, and the school colors are green and gold.

The university has a variety of student organizations, including fraternities and sororities, academic clubs and organizations, and service organizations. The university also has a marching band, a pep band, and an orchestra.

OPSU is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents. The university's president is Dr. Tim Faltyn.

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 1337

Type: Public, 4-year or above

Main Website: https://www.opsu.edu/

Financial Aid: https://www.opsu.edu/Offices/Financial_Aid/

Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $14677

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $15421

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Oklahoma Panhandle State University is $57942.98. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. For graduates of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, we saw an average early-career income of $45900.00 and mid-career income of $76200.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.