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Sep 12, 2022

Panhandle State Communications

Panhandle State Earns Top Rankings for U.S. News & World Report

Oklahoma Panhandle State University earned multiple spots for the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings: #3 Best Value Regional Colleges West; #8 Top Public Colleges for the Western Region; and #17 Best Regional Colleges West. This is the first year for OPSU to be ranked under the Best Value category for Regional Colleges West. The western region covers 14 states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and California. Panhandle State was also recently named #2 Most Diverse College in Oklahoma for 2023 by Niche.

University President Dr. Julie Dinger stated, “These rankings solidify that together, we have made Panhandle State a destination for students seeking the best education. Our region is better because of the dedication our people put into their work every day. Students who choose OPSU get to join a community dedicated to excellent student experiences.”

Panhandle State offers over 35 degree programs in four different colleges within the University: The College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing; the College of Arts and Education; the College of Business and Technology; and the College of Online Learning.

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Theresa Billiot, commented, “Panhandle State has made great strides in improvements and creating positive impacts on our communities.”

These rankings are helpful for applicants choosing a college because they rate the strength of the academic program at each undergraduate institution which gives applicants information on critical factors to consider when selecting a college.

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