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Building on its land-grant heritage, Oklahoma State University promotes learning, advances knowledge, enriches lives, and stimulates economic development through teaching, research, extension, outreach and creative activities.

Land-grant university

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. Built on the value of high-quality teaching, research and outreach, OSU gives students the resources and education they need to make a difference in the world.

Three pillars


OSU provides the highest quality education in a variety of different majors using the latest teaching methods.


OSU is creating the next generation of scientists, thinkers and scholars through its tradition of research excellence.


OSU’s Cooperative Extension connects people across the nation and world with the latest research and practical solutions.

Core Values

  • Community
    Foster a strong sense of community based on shared governance among student, faculty, staff and administration.
  • Diversity
    Respect and value the diversity of individuals, beliefs and opinions.
  • Service
    Serving others is a noble and worthy endeavor and distinguishing feature of a land-grant institution.
  • Steward of Resources
    Dedicated to the efficient and effective use of resources and sustainability.
  • Excellence
    Seek excellence in all endeavors and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Integrity
    Commitment to the principles of truth and honesty.
  • Intellectual Freedom
    Believe in ethical and scholarly questioning that respects the rights of all to freely pursue knowledge.
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