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


OPSU is ranked #1 in Oklahoma for Social Mobility by Thirdway.org


Scholarships awarded annually

At OPSU, you can find a campus culture that feels like home! From facilities that foster hands-on learning experiences to a welcoming community, there's a place for everyone to thrive. Join us this Fall and experience the Aggie Spirit! 🌟

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📢 LAST CALL! 📢 Don't miss your chance to apply for the Panhandle Promise Scholarship! Deadline is June 1. 🌟 Aspiring teachers, find your path to anywhere at OPSU by committing to teach in the Oklahoma Panhandle for two years after graduation. For qualified students, it covers expected out-of-pocket costs for tuition and fees after federal and state aid and other scholarships. Plus, receive up to $2,000 per year in tuition waivers from Panhandle State. Apply now at https://buff.ly/44F9EhD 

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Honoring the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Today, we remember and pay tribute to their courage and dedication. 🇺🇸

In observance of Memorial Day, the OPSU offices will be closed. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. 

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The Panhandle State Foundation has awarded the largest single scholarship ever for the 2024-2025 academic year! The scholarship selection was highly competitive, and the criteria focused on commitment to agriculture, advocacy in the agricultural community, academic achievement, and program engagement. The scholarship provides $10,000 annually and will automatically renew each year for up to eight consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. The endowment will provide one $10,000 scholarship in its first year and up to four $10,000 scholarships in future years.

Read more: Link in 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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