Colleges in Oklahoma

Post-secondary schools in Oklahoma are a coordinated system of institutions. The Oklahoma System of Higher Education was created in 1941 by an amendment to the state's constitution. It is comprised of 25 universities, two of which are research universities, one public liberal arts university, 10 regional universities, 12 community colleges, two higher education centers and 11 constituent agencies. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education coordinates the system of Oklahoma schools of higher education. All colleges in Oklahoma are governed by their own board of regents.

The State Regents set the academic standards for Oklahoma, determine courses, approve each institutions allocations, tuition and fees and operates the Oklahoma College Assistance program.

Although the State Regents are the coordinating board for all Oklahoma schools in the OSHE, each separate institution has its own governing board of regents and trustees for operations and management.

There are 17 independent Oklahoma colleges and universities, three of which are religious-affiliated. The state has four tribal colleges and one theological seminary.

The University of Oklahoma, known as OU is listed in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges and Universities with a ranking of 101. It is a public research university that was founded in 1890. It is in an urban setting in Norman, Oklahoma on 3,313 acres. The university has an undergraduate student body of almost 22,000. It has very reasonable in-state tuition and fees, currently at around $7,300 per year. OU is the home of the National Weather Center. Any student can apply to conduct weather research during summer school.

Other top Oklahoma colleges and universities include Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, and Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Northwestern State has three campus to choose from: the Alva campus, Enid campus and the Woodward campus.

Economy

In 2010, the Department of Economic Analysis listed the Gross Domestic Product of Ohio as $147.5 billion, the nation's 40th highest. Oil dominated the economy until a collapse in the industry during the 1980s. The state's economic sectors are diverse and include aviation, food and food processing, energy, electronics, aircraft, transportation equipment and telecommunications. Oklahoma is the nation's second largest producer of natural gas. It is the fifth largest producer of wheat and ranks 27th for agricultural products. The aerospace sector generates $11 billion each year.

Oklahoma is headquarters for four Fortune 500 and six Fortune 1000 companies. Oklahoma City is headquarters for Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores. The company was listed as the 18th largest private company by Forbes in 2010. Hobby Lobby, also based in Oklahoma City, was the 138th largest that same year. The largest airline maintenance base in the world is located in Tulsa. It is maintenance and engineering headquarters for American Airlines. The aerospace sector makes up over 10 percent of the state's industrial output. Its central location makes it a top state for weather research and logistics. Oklahoma is North America's top manufacturer of tires. It is rapidly becoming one of the leading states of biotechnology.

In 2011, the civilian labor force was made up of 1.7 million people and non-farm employment was around 1.5 million. The most jobs were in the government sector at 339,000. The transportation and utilities sector provided 279,500 jobs, education, 207,800, business, 177,400 and manufacturing provided 132,700 jobs.

Oklahoma is the nation's fifth largest producer of crude oil and the third largest natural gas producer. It has the second most active drilling rigs and ranks fifth for crude oil reserves.

Highly successful companies, diverse economic sectors and some of the nation's top schools characterize the economy of Oklahoma.

Found 152 Post-Secondary Schools In Oklahoma


Title City State Type Enrollment
East Central University Ada OK 4-year public 4067
Pontotoc Technology Center Ada OK Less than 2-year public 195
Shear Power Academy Ada OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Valley View Regional Hospital School of Med Techn Ada OK 2-year private, not-for-profit 4
Northeast Technology Center - Afton Afton OK Less than 2-year public 96
Southwest Technology Center Altus OK Less than 2-year public 92
Western Oklahoma State College Altus OK 2-year public 2296
Northwest Technology Center Alva OK 2-year public 53
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva OK 4-year public 1984
Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School Ardmore OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southern Oklahoma Technology Center Ardmore OK Less than 2-year public 172
Kiamichi Technology Center - Atoka Atoka OK 2-year public 59
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 828
Tri County Technology Center Bartlesville OK 2-year public 142
Bethany Beauty College Bethany OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Southern Nazarene University Bethany OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 2064
Southwestern Christian University Bethany OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 190
Broken Arrow Beauty College Inc Broken Arrow OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 58
Tulsa Technology Center - Broken Arrow Campus Broken Arrow OK 2-year public 398
Western Technology Center Burns Flat OK Less than 2-year public 179
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha OK 4-year public 1409
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center Choctaw OK 2-year public 118
Claremore Beauty College Claremore OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 21
Rogers State University Claremore OK 4-year public 2640
Central Technology Center Drumright OK Less than 2-year public 188
Red River Technology Center Duncan OK Less than 2-year public 35
Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant Durant OK 2-year public 113
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant OK 4-year public 3746
Southern School of Beauty Inc Durant OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 24
Oklahoma Christian University Edmond OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 1752
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond OK 4-year public 14099
Canadian Valley Technology Center El Reno OK 2-year public 198
Redlands Community College El Reno OK 2-year public 2163
Autry Technology Center Enid OK 2-year public 208
Enid Beauty College Enid OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 26
Northwest Technology Center - Fairview Fairview OK 2-year public 21
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Fort Cobb OK 2-year public 311
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell OK 4-year public 1183
Kiamichi Technology Center - Hugo Hugo OK 2-year public 84
Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel Idabel OK 2-year public 211
School of Hair Design Idabel OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 41
Northeast Technology Center - Kansas Kansas OK Less than 2-year public 69
Langston University Langston OK 4-year public 2826
Cameron University Lawton OK 4-year public 4629
Eves College of Hairstyling Lawton OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 56
Great Plains Technology Center Lawton OK 2-year public 234
Platt College Lawton OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 86
American Beauty Institute Mcalester OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 18
Dixon College Mcalester OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Kiamichi Technology Center - Mcalester Mcalester OK 2-year public 162
Northeastern Oklahoma A&m College Miami OK 2-year public 1947
Mid - Del Technology Center Midwest OK 2-year public 60
Midwest Beauty College Midwest City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Rose State College Midwest City OK 2-year public 7471
City College Inc Moore OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 164
Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College Moore OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 262
Oklahoma Health Academy Moore OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 30
Oklahoma School of Photography Moore OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 37
Security Officers Requalification School Moore OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Bacone College Muskogee OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 830
Indian Capital Technology Center - Muskogee Muskogee OK 2-year public 185
Virgils Beauty College Muskogee OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 25
Hollywood Cosmetology Center Norman OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 41
Moore Norman Technology Center Norman OK 2-year public 209
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman OK 4-year public 24205
American Bible College and Seminary Oklahoma City OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 278
American Broadcasting School Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 47
American School of Dog Grooming Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Cc S Cosmetology College Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 34
Central Neon School of Neon Tube Bending Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Central State Beauty Academy Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 117
Cimaron College Oklahoma School of Bartending Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
De Marge College North Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 13
Demarge College South Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 186
Duncan Brothers Sch Hair Design Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City OK 2-year public 821
Heritage College Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 18
Metro Technology Centers Oklahoma City OK 2-year public 434
Metropolitan College Oklahoma City OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 90
Mid - America Christian University Oklahoma City OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 357
Miss Lavons Beauty College Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City OK 2-year public 9358
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City OK 4-year private, not-for-profit 3878
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City OK 2-year public 3995
Platt College Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 273
Praxis College Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Shampoo Academy of Hair Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 1
State Barber and Hair Design College Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit 34
The Andrews School Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City OK 4-year public 2759
University of Phoenix - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City OK 4-year private, for-profit 1154
Windsor Hills Baptist Church College Oklahoma City OK 4-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Wright Business School Oklahoma City OK Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit No Data
Green Country Technology Center Okmulgee OK Less than 2-year public 236
Oklahoma State University - Okmulgee Okmulgee OK 2-year public 2419
Okmulgee School of Cosmetology Okmulgee OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Chisholm Trail Technology Center Omega OK 2-year public 20
Owasso Beauty College Inc Owasso OK Less than 2-year private, for-profit No Data
Pioneer Technology Center Ponca City OK 2-year public 82
Carl Albert State College Poteau OK 2-year public 1847

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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