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.
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
|Platt College||Lawton||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||86|
|Pontotoc Technology Center||Ada||OK||Less than 2-year public||195|
|Poteau Beauty College||Poteau||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||16|
|Praxis College||Oklahoma City||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Pryor Beauty College||Pryor||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||36|
|Red River Technology Center||Duncan||OK||Less than 2-year public||35|
|Redlands Community College||El Reno||OK||2-year public||2163|
|Rogers State University||Claremore||OK||4-year public||2640|
|Rose State College||Midwest City||OK||2-year public||7471|
|Saint Gregorys University||Shawnee||OK||4-year private, not-for-profit||633|
|School of Hair Design||Idabel||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||41|
|Security Officers Requalification School||Moore||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Seminole State College||Seminole||OK||2-year public||2033|
|Shampoo Academy of Hair||Oklahoma City||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||1|
|Shear Power Academy||Ada||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Southeastern Oklahoma State University||Durant||OK||4-year public||3746|
|Southern Nazarene University||Bethany||OK||4-year private, not-for-profit||2064|
|Southern Oklahoma Technology Center||Ardmore||OK||Less than 2-year public||172|
|Southern School of Beauty Inc||Durant||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||24|
|Southwest Technology Center||Altus||OK||Less than 2-year public||92|
|Southwestern Christian University||Bethany||OK||4-year private, not-for-profit||190|
|Southwestern Oklahoma State University||Weatherford||OK||4-year public||4860|
|Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology||Tulsa||OK||4-year private, for-profit||1653|
|Standard Beauty College of Oklahoma Llc||Sand Springs||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||76|
|Star Training Institute||Tulsa||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||72|
|State Barber and Hair Design College||Oklahoma City||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||34|
|Stillwater Beauty Academy||Stillwater||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||28|
|Technical Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Sci||Tulsa||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||58|
|The Andrews School||Oklahoma City||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Travel Technology - Tulsa||Tulsa||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|Tri County Technology Center||Bartlesville||OK||2-year public||142|
|Tulsa Community College||Tulsa||OK||2-year public||16270|
|Tulsa Technology Center - Broken Arrow Campus||Broken Arrow||OK||2-year public||398|
|Tulsa Technology Center - Lemley Campus||Tulsa||OK||2-year public||243|
|Tulsa Technology Center - Peoria||Tulsa||OK||Less than 2-year public||74|
|University of Central Oklahoma||Edmond||OK||4-year public||14099|
|University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center||Oklahoma City||OK||4-year public||2759|
|University of Oklahoma Norman Campus||Norman||OK||4-year public||24205|
|University of Phoenix - Oklahoma City||Oklahoma City||OK||4-year private, for-profit||1154|
|University of Phoenix - Tulsa Campus||Tulsa||OK||4-year private, for-profit||No Data|
|University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma||Chickasha||OK||4-year public||1409|
|University of Tulsa||Tulsa||OK||4-year private, not-for-profit||4158|
|Us Truck Driving School||Tulsa||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|
|Virgils Beauty College||Muskogee||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||25|
|Wes Watkins Technology Center||Wetumka||OK||2-year public||99|
|Western Oklahoma State College||Altus||OK||2-year public||2296|
|Western Technology Center||Burns Flat||OK||Less than 2-year public||179|
|Windsor Hills Baptist Church College||Oklahoma City||OK||4-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Woodward Beauty College||Woodward||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||9|
|Wright Business School||Oklahoma City||OK||Less than 2-year private, not-for-profit||No Data|
|Yukon Beauty College Inc||Yukon||OK||Less than 2-year private, for-profit||24|
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/< 1 2