Oklahoma Panhandle State University was founded in 1909 as the result of an act of the Oklahoma State Legislature. The university was originally knows as Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute and started out offering secondary agricultural education. There were numerous name changes as the school grew and evolved and in 1974 the final name change to Oklahoma Panhandle State University occurred. The University's purpose is "to provide higher education primarily for people of the Oklahoma Panhandle and surrounding areas through academic programs, cultural enrichment, lifelong learning experiences, and public service activities." Oklahoma Panhandle State University is located in Goodwell, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Panhandle State University awards associate's degrees and bachelor’s degrees from the following schools:
- School of Agriculture
- School of Business and Technology
- School of Education
- School of Liberal Arts
- School of Science, Mathematics, and Nursing
- University College
Oklahoma Panhandle State University offers classes that can be completed entirely online, as well as a RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree program that can be completed entirely online.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission