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Academic & research

As Oklahoma’s land-grant institution, OSU improves quality of life by bringing new technologies, processes, research and medicines to the marketplace.

Recognized for affordability

Higher education is a powerful economic driver for the state of Oklahoma. Tuition and fees at OSU are 69 percent of the national average for land-grant universities; cost of attendance is 78 percent of the national average.

Known for friendliness

Students and employees enjoy a better quality of life while on campus and are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous programs designed to improve life on campus. 


Overall University Rankings

We're more than proud of the recognition OSU has received from organizations all across the nation.


Top 50 public universities in U.S. and #1 in state named Oklahoma State University in its top-50 list of public universities nationally for 2017, and first in Oklahoma among public colleges and universities.


Top 10 state colleges for nonresidents

"The Best State Schools for Out-of-Staters," Money Magazine, 2017


#2 online college in Oklahoma’s Top Colleges


#3 best online colleges in Oklahoma

“Shaping the Next Generation” list for top colleges in Oklahoma, Community for Accredited Online Schools, 2017


#4 best online bachelor degree in U.S.

"Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs", 2019


#9 online college in U.S.

"25 Best Online Colleges in the U.S.,", 2020


Top 100 “Smartest Public Colleges in America”

Yahoo Finance, 2015


#92 Best College in the U.S.

"Rankings of U.S. Public Colleges," Buffalo Business First, 2016

Top university bookstore

Independent College Bookstore Association, 2015



A great place to work, too!

 OSU is a great place for faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as students. These awards recognize our efforts to create an exceptional campus environment.

Certified Healthy Campus

Ranked by Certified Healthy Oklahoma four years in a row. 

American Heart Association Fit Friendly Worksite Award

The American Heart Association recognized OSU for providing a healthy workplace. 

STARS Silver rating

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability for Higher Education gave OSU a silver rating for its  long-term sustainability goals.

Partnership for a Healthier America

OSU joins the Partnership for a Healthier America led by honorary chair former First Lady Michelle Obama. 

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