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How Well Is Oklahoma Panhandle State University Ranked?

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2020 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 7 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

OPSU is ranked #1,626 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 24 colleges in Oklahoma, OPSU is ranked at #20.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OPSU?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Oklahoma Panhandle State University since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Oklahoma Panhandle State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Oklahoma Panhandle State University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access student will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oklahoma Panhandle State University is 70%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  70 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 40% 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  40 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 16% for first-time, full-time students at OPSU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at OPSU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,138 undergraduates at OPSU with 852 being full-time and 286 being part-time.

OPSU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 90.50 out of 100, OPSU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.50 out of 100
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How Much Does Oklahoma Panhandle State University Cost?

The overall average net price of OPSU is $13,168. 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 +
$10,800 $10,806 $13,985 $14,874 $17,152

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At OPSU, approximately 71% of students took out student loans averaging $4,746 a year. That adds up to $18,984 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OPSU is 12.8%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from OPSU make about $36,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 10% less that the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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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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Location of Oklahoma Panhandle State University

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 50 $66,800
Agricultural Economics & Business 15 $33,400

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 662 students took at least one online class at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. This is an increase from the 580 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 662 257
2016-2017 580 194
2015-2016 789 237
2014-2015 513 202
2013-2014 464 168

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