Colleges in Tulsa: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

There are five colleges and universities in Tulsa, one of which earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings. Students attending colleges in Tulsa can take part in popular events such as Oktoberfest, food festivals, and the Center of the Universe music festival.

Tulsa Community College Concurrent Enrollment gives students an opportunity to earn college credit while meeting high school graduation requirements.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Tulsa

One of the Tulsa colleges, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, was founded in 1928 by W.G. Skelly who foresaw the future of air transportation and the need for skilled aircraft technicians and pilots. The school's most popular certificate programs are instrumentation technology and quality control technology.

Tulsa Technology Center trains students and awards certificates in a wide variety of fields, including health sciences, aerospace, pre-engineering, automotive, and information technology.

Fun Facts about Tulsa Colleges and Universities

The University of Tulsa offers a variety of degree programs — and some time-honored campus traditions, not all of them serious. Every spring for over 50 years, the residents of John Mabee Hall, aka "The John," have organized the Toilet Bowl flag football game.

Oral Roberts University is one of the largest, Christian liberal arts universities in the world, with students from over 100 countries. This highly ranked school has produced notable alums such as Daniel Amen, Kathy Lee Gifford, and Joel Osteen.

Graduate Schools in Tulsa

The University of Tulsa offers a wide array of graduate degree programs. The most popular are law, business administration, petroleum engineering, and energy management and systems technology.

Oral Roberts University offers graduate degree programs in business administration, school administration, professional counseling, theology and ministry.

To learn more about higher education in the state, see the extensive list of Oklahoma Colleges.


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  • National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator, accessed October 2018
  • Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, accessed October 2018
  • Tulsa Technology Center, accessed October 2018
  • University of Tulsa, accessed October 2018
  • Oral Roberts University, accessed October 2018
  •, accessed October 2018
Education Institutes in Tulsa
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On Campus and Online Programs in Tulsa
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,
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