OSU Institute of Technology’s mission is to serve as the lead institution of higher education in Oklahoma and the region providing comprehensive, high-quality, advancing technology programs and services to prepare and sustain a diverse student body as competitive members of a world-class workforce and contributing members of society.


  • To expand the institution’s role in Oklahoma’s economic development.
  • To strengthen collaboration and working partnerships with other educational service providers, employers and trade associations.
  • To ensure excellence in all areas of institutional performance.
  • To ensure institutional development which attracts and retains quality students and faculty.
  • To provide a supporting and challenging environment that enables and motivates individual members of a diverse student body to achieve their educational goals.
  • To heighten the students’ awareness of their individual responsibilities as employees.
  • To strengthen the students’ commitment to individual lifelong learning and career development.
  • To assure professional mastery and technological currency by all faculty and staff.
  • To demonstrate accountability to multiple customer groups.


We value excellence and integrity in people, technology, jobs and learning.

Institutional Core Objectives

Core objectives are essential, broad-based workplace skills that cut across occupational and academic titles. They are distinguished from program-specific requirements needed for specialization in professional-technical programs and/or academic-transfer plans. The assessment of student learning is held in high regard at OSU Institute of Technology and, in alignment with requirements of The Higher Learning Commission, faculty have developed five core objectives that are wholly integrated in the curriculum. These Core Objectives are:

  • Effectively communicate electronically, verbally, and in writing
  • Demonstrate logical, systematic problem-solving techniques
  • Develop and display a sense of personal, social and professional ethics
  • Explain the cultural heritage and primary elements of the history and government of the U.S. people, especially as it impacts one’s industry or field of study
  • Access and use technology appropriate to one’s industry or field of study
  • Effectively utilize learned technologies and processes to aid various constituencies in the community