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General Information

OPSU is a baccalaureate degree granting institution located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. General governance of the institution is in the hands of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges. Academic programs and financial support are authorized and coordinated through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

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


Provide excellence to all stakeholders.

  • Student Learning

    Through empowerment, innovation, access, and student centered support Panhandle State will shape lifelong learners and improve student outcomes.

  • Resource Optimization

    Engagement, partnerships, and collaboration will empower Panhandle State to cultivate all resources responsibly.

  • Graduate Production

    Provide comprehensive student experience focused on promoting excellence across each student’s academic career to graduation and beyond.

  • Life-Long Learning

    Improve the quality of life and transform the communities we serve through engagement and partnerships.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University, a national leader among regional universities, will empower its learners and community through the cultivation of lifelong opportunities.


We are held accountable to maintain ethical practices.


We embrace and support our diverse cultures.


We seek continuous improvement opportunities.


We operate as a center for educational and cultural opportunities.


We are stewards in the conservation of our resources