Oklahoma City Colleges and Schools

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.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Oklahoma City

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.

Fun Facts about Oklahoma City Colleges and Universities

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.

Graduate Schools in Oklahoma City

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.

Sources:

  • Academics, Oklahoma City College, Accessed December 2018, http://www.occc.edu/academics/index.html
  • Adult and Graduate, Mid-America Christian University, Accessed December 2018, https://www.macu.edu/admissions/adult-and-graduate.html
  • All Degree and Certificate Programs, Oklahoma State University, Accessed December 2018, https://osuokc.edu/academics/degrees.aspx
  • Career Training Programs, Platt College, Accessed December 2018, https://plattcolleges.edu/programs/
  • Colleges, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Accessed December 2018, https://ouhsc.edu/Colleges
  • Degree Browser, Mid-America Christian University, Accessed December 2018, https://www.macu.edu/academics/degree-browser/?&sch=cas
  • Degree Programs, Oklahoma City University, Accessed December 2018, https://www.okcu.edu/academics/home
  • Home, Visit OKC, Accessed December 2018, https://www.visitokc.com/

Education Institutes in Oklahoma City
Total Number of Educational Institutes
12
Total Enrollment in all institutes
29,347
Number of Public Educational Institutes
5
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
5
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
2
Graduation Rate
9.39%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
232
On Campus and Online Programs in Oklahoma City
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
N/A
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
2
Number of Institutes Offering both
10
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Oklahoma City
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg. In-State Tuition & FeesNumber of Programs Offered
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City5,701Four or more years$4,49857
JB's Hair Design and Barber College46Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
DeVry University-OklahomaN/AFour or more yearsN/AN/A
University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center3,126Four or more yearsN/A68
Oklahoma City Community College12,039At least 2 but less than 4 years$4,05982
Oklahoma City University2,773Four or more years$31,026105
Metro Technology Centers1,225At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A68
Central Oklahoma College247Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A5
Mid-America Christian University1,938Four or more years$19,60431
Francis Tuttle Technology Center1,945Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A113
Academy of Hair Design-Oklahoma City38Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A2
Platt College-OKC-Memorial269Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A6
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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