Catalog Introduction

An Oklahoma State University education is about providing access, choices and value. It’s about stewarding the timeless responsibility that comes with being a land-grant institution. Through teaching, research and Extension, OSU is committed to raising successive generations of servant-leaders, engaging as vital members of their communities; bringing research and new knowledge to bear to prepare students for the world they will enter; and extending critical knowledge and expertise to meet society's most pressing problems—the "Grand Challenges" facing civilization.

OSU is forging a deliberate path to become the preeminent land-grant institution with a world-wide reach. Our faculty includes leaders in their fields and an array of nationally published authors and scientists. Oklahoma State University provides world-class education to all students—full-time, part-time, adult and non-traditional.

Our investment in teaching and research creates an educational experience that is intellectually challenging and has practical value far beyond the classroom. OSU students learn hands-on while working with world-class experts, scientists, artists and intellectuals on cutting-edge research that is changing the way we live.

OSU has been recognized for its educational value by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review and Kiplinger. The Wall Street Journal listed OSU among the nation’s top schools for best preparing graduates for success, as determined by corporate recruiters.

OSU also is home to nearly 1,400 valedictorians, and a long list of Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Udall, Goldwater, Gates, Phi Kappa Phi and other national scholars. OSU allows students to stretch their learning with its nationally-recognized Honors College, offers unique opportunities for undergraduate research and provides advising and academic support services through its University College.

With more choices, top faculty and cutting-edge resources all at a great value, Oklahoma State University is the place for a world-class education.

Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Programs within the colleges also hold area accreditation.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602

Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or status as a veteran, in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This provision includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services. The Director of Equal Opportunity, 408 Whitehurst, OSU, Stillwater, OK 74078-1035, Phone 405-744-5371, email: has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies. Any person (student, faculty or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based on gender may discuss his or her concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with OSU’s Title IX Coordinator, (405) 744-9154.