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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide
presence, Oklahoma State University is a
five-campus, public educational system that
improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation,
and the world by adhering to its land-grant mission of
high-quality teaching, research and outreach.
OSU research, scholarship, and creative activities
promote human and economic development through
the expansion of knowledge and its application.
Established as a result of the Morrill Act, the Stillwater
campus is the home of the OSU System. OSU was
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founded on Dec. 25, 1890, as Oklahoma Agricultural
and Mechanical College. On July 1, 1957, Oklahoma A&M College
became Oklahoma State University.
The OSU System has an enrollment of more than 35,000 students
across all its campuses. Named Oklahoma’s inaugural Truman Honor
Institution for its production of Truman Scholars, OSU today boasts
students from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. There are
more than 250,000 OSU alumni throughout the world.
When it comes to outreach, OSU reaches across the state of Oklahoma.
It has five campuses: Stillwater, which includes the Center for
Veterinary Health Sciences; OSU-Tulsa; OSU-Oklahoma City; OSU Institute
of Technology in Okmulgee; and the OSU Center for Health
Sciences in Tulsa, which includes the OSU Medical Center. OSU also
boasts 16 agricultural experiment stations statewide, extension offices
serving all the state’s 77 counties and research facilities in Stillwater
With more than 350 undergraduate and graduate degrees and
options, as well as professional degree programs in medicine and
veterinary medicine, OSU provides unmatched diversity of academic
OSU conducts innovative research and technology
transfer that enhance Oklahoma’s economic vitality
and its quality of life. The focus has expanded greatly
since 1890, but the third cornerstone of the university’s
land-grant mission remains as crucial for the future
of Oklahoma as it was at statehood. Interdisciplinary
collaborations with academic institutions, government
agencies, private business, and industry ensure that
contributions of faculty and student researchers to the
development of new knowledge and its dissemination
are pertinent and lasting.
Areas of emphasis include: alternative energies and
conservation; animal-based agriculture and biotechnology; environmental
protection; food production and safety; health and medicine;
manufacturing and advanced materials; national defense and
homeland security; sensors and sensor technologies; aerospace and
unmanned aerial systems; and transportation and infrastructure
Although OSU is a large, comprehensive university, its size does
not minimize the personal attention given to each student. OSU encourages
all students when they first enroll to identify the college in
which they wish to major. Because the average number of students
majoring in any one department is less than 150, the student can
count on personal attention in a friendly environment.
OSU offers students many distinct advantages. It has nearly four
million volumes in the library; modern research laboratories and
equipment; excellent physical education, recreation and student
union facilities; nationally-recognized residence hall programs; outstanding
cultural and sporting events; more than 500 student organizations;
and nearly 50 nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities
that provide a stimulating educational and social environment.