Oklahoma Panhandle State University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939-0430
Tel: (580)349-2611
Free: 800-664-6778
Admissions: (580)349-1376
Fax: (580)349-2302
Web Site: http://www.opsu.edu/


State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1909. Setting: 40-acre rural campus. Endowment: $4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3665 per student. Total enrollment: 1,237. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 944 applied, 60% were admitted. Full-time: 1,049 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 188 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 19 other countries, 46% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 7% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 23% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: Rolling, Rolling for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2070 full-time, $69 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2790 full-time, $93 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $650 full-time, $18.50 per hour part-time, $51 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level. College room and board: $2810. College room only: $930. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 39 open to all. Major annual events: Fall Homecoming, Annual Rodeo. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, safety bars over door latches. 450 college housing spaces available; 315 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. McKee Library with 129,467 books, 10,064 microform titles, 5,295 serials, 6,132 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $359,645. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Goodwell is located in the center of the Oklahoma Panhandle in Texas County. The climate is cool and arid. The area is served by railroad, and Highway 54. Goodwell has three churches, and various civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations.

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