Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs. OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach.
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 founded on Dec. 25, 1890, as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College. On July 1, 1957, Oklahoma A&M College became Oklahoma State University.
With more than 350 undergraduate and graduate degrees and options, as well as professional degree programs in medicine and veterinary medicine, OSU and its nine different colleges provide unmatched diversity of academic offerings. Although OSU is a large, comprehensive university, its size does not minimize the personal attention given to each student. OSU offers students many distinct advantages. It has more than 2 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 events; and nearly 40 nationally affiliated fraternities and sororities that provide a stimulating educational and social environment.