We are Panhandle

Rooted in “Progress through Knowledge,” OPSU is committed to promoting excellence in the preparation of students for success in a global community.

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Our student-to-faculty ratio gives students the support they need


OPSU is the first and only public Hispanic Serving Institution in Oklahoma

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OPSU ranked Top 6 Best Colleges in Oklahoma by U.S. News & World Report


Scholarships awarded annually

We're thrilled to share the OPSU Spring 2024 President's and Dean's Honor Rolls. Congratulations Aggies! Your hard work has paid off, and we're excited to celebrate you!🎉📚
View the entire list with the link in our bio!
Even a week later, we are still reminiscing about the unforgettable OPSU graduation! 🎓 To all the graduates, as you embark on your journey, we wish you nothing but success and hope you found your path to anywhere while you were at Panhandle State!
For four consecutive years, Shelbie Rose, the Women’s Rodeo Coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, has earned the NIRA Central Plains Coach of the Year title. 

Rose will compete for the NIRA Rodeo Coach of the Year title at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, from June 9 to 15.

Read the full story, link in bio. 

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Do you want to become a teacher and earn your Education degree at OPSU?! 🍎 Don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for the Panhandle Promise scholarship! This scholarship removes the financial barrier of that unmet gap between scholarships and financial aid. Pledge to teach in the Oklahoma Panhandle for two years following graduation. The deadline is fast approaching on June 1st.

For more details and to apply, visit the link in our bio!

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What makes us Panhandle proud

A welcoming & supportive community.

We surround our students with faculty and staff who care just as much about the student’s success as they do.

Our commitment to life-long learning.

Through empowerment, innovation, access, and student-centered support, Panhandle State shapes lifelong learners and improves student outcomes.

Accessibility to quality higher education.

OPSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

First Hispanic-serving institution in Oklahoma

We recognize our call to serve, celebrate, and support the advancement of the diverse students who identify as Latino/a, Chicano/a, Mexican-American, and Hispanic.

Aggies sharing their stories

Read Shelbie Rose’s Story

“Coach Rose not only cultivates champions in the arena but also mentors and inspires young women to reach their full potential in and out of the arena. ”

Dr. Julie Dinger / President

Shelbie Rose
Read Mr. & Ms. Panhandle State’s Story

“I am excited to see Isaiah and Molly represent OPSU as Mr. and Ms. Panhandle State. They are active on campus and in our community, and I know they will represent us well.”

Dr. Julie Dinger / President

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Read Curtis Bensch’s Story

“I am very excited for Dr. Bensch to showcase OPSU and his leadership as he helps guide the NACTA judging contest for the next two years.”

Tracy Kincannon / Dean

Dr. Curtis Bensch
Read Katie Quebedeaux’s Story

“Mrs. Quebedeaux embodies the spirit of OPSU through and through, not only as our alumni association President but also as a relentless advocate for education across the great state of Oklahoma”

Dr. Julie Dinger / President

Katie Quebedeaux

Panhandle Magazine

Panhandle Magazine

Showcasing Panhandle events, community, and more. Keep up with all of the new and exciting things happening on and around campus in the latest Panhandle Magazine.

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