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Oklahoma Panhandle State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Oklahoma Panhandle State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Oklahoma Panhandle State University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University was awarded 63 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

OPSU landed the #2,071 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 36 colleges in Oklahoma, OPSU is ranked at #31.

See all of the rankings for Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into OPSU?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into Oklahoma Panhandle State University, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

Learn more about Oklahoma Panhandle State University admissions.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1, Oklahoma Panhandle State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oklahoma Panhandle State University is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 44% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  44 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from OPSU have a four-year graduation rate of 29%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  29 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,337 undergraduates at OPSU with 1,011 being full-time and 326 being part-time.

How Much Does Oklahoma Panhandle State University Cost?

The overall average net price of OPSU is $10,537. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for OPSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,400 $13,392 $10,181 $14,308 $15,158

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of OPSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At OPSU, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $6,252 a year. That adds up to $25,008 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OPSU is 12.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do OPSU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from OPSU make around $36,700 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 8% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Oklahoma Panhandle State University make the most money.

Location of Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Located in Goodwell, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a public institution. The rural area surrounding OPSU is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

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Contact details for OPSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 323 Eagle Ave, Goodwell, OK 73939-0430
Phone: 580-349-2611

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 109 $72,134
General Biology 23 $30,771
Business Administration & Management 16 $35,416
Health & Physical Education 15 $28,019
Agricultural Economics & Business 12 $47,260
Animal Science 11 $26,353
Accounting 10 NA
Computer Information Systems 9 NA
Plant Sciences 7 NA
General Psychology 6 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Oklahoma Panhandle State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at OPSU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,226 students took at least one online class at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. This is an increase from the 762 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,226 433
2018-2019 762 274
2017-2018 662 257
2016-2017 580 194
2015-2016 789 237

Learn more about online learning at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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