Oklahoma City, the state's capital, ranks among the top 30 most populous cities in the country. Students at colleges in Oklahoma City can benefit from the many networking opportunities that may be available as they begin their careers. The city is home to plenty of museums and theaters to keep residents entertained. It's somewhat unique neighborhood, Bricktown, has water taxi tours along the canal and warehouses that have been repurposed into trendy restaurants and bars. Sports fans rejoice too, as the city is also home to the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder and the Triple-A affiliate of MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers.
The majority of students interested in colleges in Oklahoma City attend one of its two community colleges. Oklahoma City Community College sees most of its students studying liberal arts and nursing programs, while Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City sees the same, but with the addition of a popular criminal science program. The city is also home to Platt College, a more specialized school that focuses on programs in healthcare, culinary arts, cybersecurity, and skilled trades like welding and heating. Platt's most popular programs, however, are their medical assisting and dental assisting programs.
Similar to the most popular fields of study at the city's community colleges, students at Oklahoma City University also tend to gravitate toward four-year degree programs in nursing or liberal arts. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's students also unsurprisingly lean toward nursing, though radiation therapy and dental hygiene are very popular picks as well. Students of Mid-America Christian University, on the other hand, tend to focus more on degree programs in business and psychology. MACU students also cheer on their various sports teams, nicknamed the Evangels as a nod to the school's religious affiliation.
For students seeking an advanced degree from one of the universities in Oklahoma City, OCU offers a sizable selection of master's programs in fields from music and fine arts to business and computer science. The school also offers doctoral degree programs in nursing, physical therapy, psychology and law. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has a graduate college as well, offering more than a dozen degree programs in that sector. Mid-American Christian University offers master's degree programs in counseling, Christian ministries, business and other fields.
To learn about the state's additional higher education opportunities, visit our Oklahoma colleges page.