Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University is a member university of Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of accredited public universities that collaborate to provide innovative online educational experiences that one single university could not offer alone. With Oklahoma State University as your home university, you'll take courses from alliance universities across the United States.

Participating Programs

Through Great Plains IDEA, Oklahoma State University offers an array of online master's degrees and graduate certificates, as well as one bachelor's completion degree. These programs give busy professionals the choice and flexibility to balance work, life, and coursework. Students pay one affordable common price across all programs, regardless of their state of residence.

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Founded

1890

Main Campus Location:

Stillwater, Oklahoma (pop. 48,394)

Accredited By

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
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Undergrad Population

20,041

Graduate Population

4,038

Number of Colleges

7

Nickname

Cowboys

School Colors

Orange and Black

Mascot

Pistol Pete

Oklahoma State University Traditions

Oklahoma State University is a nationally ranked research university built on the three pillars of high-quality instruction, research excellence, and cooperative extension. Students are encouraged to live by the Cowboy Code.

OSU’s “Waving Song” victory tradition started in 1908 when a speech instructor went to New York looking for a senior class play and came back humming the hit song In Old New York. Using the tune, he rewrote lyrics for OSU’s college follies. The college choir sang the song for the finale and swayed as they waved farewell. The audience rose from their seats and joined in the rhythmic wave. A new tradition was born.

The OSU mascot originated from a real person, Frank B. Eaton, who came to the middle of the U.S. from the east coast shortly after the Civil War. Between the ages of eight and 15, Eaton practiced his marksmanship so that he could avenge his father’s death. He earned the nickname “Pistol Pete” after beating out many cavalry competitors in a marksmanship contest at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. He was a U.S. Deputy Marshall and later owned a blacksmith shop. For 35 years “Pistol Pete” Eaton attended OSU athletic events and building dedications, signed autographs, and posed for photographs as a living symbol of OSU. Only after Eaton’s death in 1958 did others become Pistol Pete.

Pursue an Oklahoma State University Academic Program through Great Plains IDEA

As a member university of Great Plains IDEA, Oklahoma State University offers elite online degrees in human sciences and agriculture. With Oklahoma State University as your home university, you can achieve your goals through entirely online programs that feature knowledgeable faculty from multiple universities who are student-focused, collaborative, and provide engaging educational experiences.

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