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144 Colleges in Oklahoma

So you want to attend college in Oklahoma?

If you are a native or a Oklahoma implant, there are many reasons that you may want to attend college at home, ranging from enjoying the nightlife to the weather.

Top Schools

The Oklahoma schools with the best nationwide ranking in 2010 were:

  1. Oklahoma City University - located in Oklahoma City, it was ranked 36th in the nation
  2. Oklahoma Christian University - located in Edmond, it was ranked 38th in the nation
  3. Saint Gregorys University - located in Shawnee, it was ranked 54th in the nation

 

Programs Offered

Nearly 34.5% of Oklahoma's 942,278 students are enrolled in one of the 896 bachelor's degree programs offered in the state. Another 17.3% of Oklahoma students are enrolled in one of Oklahoma's 448 master's or Ph.D. level programs. The remaining 48.2% of students are pursuing credentials from one of Oklahoma's 1,252 certificate or associate's degree programs.

The most popular courses of study in Oklahoma are:

  1. Healthcare - 10% of students graduated from healthcare programs
  2. Business - 7% of students graduated from business programs
  3. Science - 4% of students graduated from science programs

Tuition

At Oklahoma schools in 2011, tuition for Oklahoma residents ranged from $2,091 per year to $28,735 per year, with the average tuition being $3,038 per year. The highest tuition rates in Oklahoma were charged at the following schools in 2011:

  1. University of Tulsa - located in Tulsa, it charged students a tuition of $28,735 per year
  2. Oklahoma City University - located in Oklahoma City, it charged students a tuition of $25,760 per year
  3. Oral Roberts University - located in Tulsa, it charged students a tuition of $20,054 per year

In 2011, the Oklahoma schools charging the lowest tuition were:

  1. Connors State College - located in Warner, it charged students a tuition of $2,091 per year
  2. Carl Albert State College - located in Poteau, it charged students a tuition of $2,216 per year
  3. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, it charged students a tuition of $2,400 per year

Financial Aid

Students in Oklahoma received $559,793,362 in financial aid in 2008. Institutional grants and scholarships accounted for 71% of this aid. In 2008, the following Oklahoma colleges and universities provided the highest amount of institutional financial aid to students:

Oklahoma Student Demographics

Oklahoma schools have an average student population of 1,681 students, with 5 schools having a population of over 10,000 students each. In 2010, the following the Oklahoma colleges and universities had the largest student populations:

  1. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus - located in Norman, it had 25,881 students
  2. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus - located in Stillwater, it had 23,033 students
  3. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, it had 19,730 students

The Oklahoma colleges and universities with the smallest student population were:

  1. Woodward Beauty College - located in Woodward, it had 4 students
  2. Hollywood Cosmetology Center - located in Norman, it had 18 students
  3. Claremore Beauty College - located in Claremore, it had 20 students

Graduation Rates

In 2010, Oklahoma schools graduated 100,928 students. The schools with the highest graduation rates in Oklahoma in 2010 were:

  1. American Institute of Medical Technology - located in Tulsa, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  2. Central State Massage Academy - located in Oklahoma City, it had a graduation rate of 100%
  3. Kiamichi Technology Center-Talihina - located in Talihina, it had a graduation rate of 98%

The Oklahoma colleges and universities with the lowest graduation rates were:

  1. Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City - located in Oklahoma City, it had a graduation rate of 5%
  2. Rose State College - located in Oklahoma City, it had a graduation rate of 10%
  3. Bacone College - located in Muskogee, it had a graduation rate of 11%

Diversity

There is a lot of diversity in the student population at Oklahoma schools. In 2009, 35% of Oklahoma's undergraduate students were from racial or ethnic minority backgrounds. The male to female ratio for undergraduates was 4 to 10. About 66% of undergraduate students at Oklahoma schools were 24 years of age or younger. The most diverse student populations were at the following Oklahoma institutions:

  1. Ponca City Beauty College - located in Ponca City, 98% of students were from minority backgrounds
  2. Technical Institute of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences - located in Tulsa, 97% of students were from minority backgrounds
  3. Cosmetology Schools Inc - located in Stillwater, 96% of students were from minority backgrounds

Oklahoma Faculty Demographics

Just as the student population at Oklahoma colleges and universities is diverse, the faculty at Oklahoma schools is also diverse. In 2009, there were a total of 166,520 faculty members employed by Oklahoma colleges and universities. Approximately 36% of them were from an ethnically-diverse background. For every 100 faculty members at Oklahoma schools, 53 of them were women.

Faculty to Student Ratio

In 2009, the average faculty to student ratio for all colleges and universities in Oklahoma was 1 to 2. The Oklahoma schools with the largest faculty to student ratio were:

  1. Beauty Technical College Inc
  2. Beauty Technical College Inc
  3. American Institute of Medical Technology

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Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 49,270 $23,110 $25,000 5.6%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 35,860 $23,080 $28,240 -1.9%
3
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 31,330 $28,860 $35,340 37.7%
4
Registered Nurses+ 28,260 $54,340 $67,720 14.6%
5
General and Operations Managers+ 26,840 $85,480 $113,100 -0.5%
6
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 24,090 $26,470 $32,000 7.0%
7
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 19,330 $20,780 $25,140 -8.1%
8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 18,570 $42,450 $54,330 2.4%
9
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 17,170 $32,940 $39,890 62.6%
10
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 16,240 $42,320 $50,770 19.0%
11
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 14,450 $33,900 $41,360 4.9%
12
Accountants and Auditors+ 13,700 $55,870 $68,960 5.9%
13
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 12,200 $36,840 $45,860 -29.5%
14
Cooks, Restaurant+ 11,830 $20,270 $23,260 46.4%
15
Security Guards+ 9,860 $27,170 $26,870 8.5%
16
Construction Laborers+ 9,610 $26,980 $33,590 -3.9%
17
Cooks, Fast Food+ 9,570 $17,340 $18,540 -27.7%
18
Home Health Aides+ 8,810 $20,620 $21,760 11.1%
19
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria+ 8,660 $19,500 $24,180 15.9%
20
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 7,830 $41,310 $54,880 -2.9%
21
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 7,800 $37,260 $55,620 0.5%
22
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 7,680 $53,940 $62,260 57.1%
23
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 7,470 $33,170 $38,200 0.3%
24
Lawyers+ 6,770 $92,700 $129,440 23.5%
25
Electricians+ 6,660 $41,490 $51,810 -1.9%
26
Correctional Officers and Jailers+ 6,590 $29,520 $42,780 42.3%
27
Carpenters+ 6,490 $31,050 $43,890 -5.9%
28
Medical Assistants+ 6,410 $26,010 $29,760 12.9%
29
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 5,280 $29,050 $33,270 -21.7%
30
Chief Executives+ 5,240 $129,710 $173,350 -35.2%
31
Loan Officers+ 5,070 $46,480 $65,900 66.8%
32
Financial Managers+ 4,810 $84,860 $116,970 -4.4%
33
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 4,790 $70,330 $93,670 44.7%
34
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 4,680 $38,760 $50,360 -7.7%
35
Child, Family, and School Social Workers+ 4,550 $35,050 $43,850 -20.2%
36
Pharmacy Technicians+ 4,430 $24,380 $29,330 31.8%
37
Medical Secretaries+ 4,340 $27,390 $31,820 7.4%
38
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 4,160 $27,310 $29,200 -37.7%
39
Administrative Services Managers+ 3,760 $61,860 $84,390 7.1%
40
Dental Assistants+ 3,680 $29,800 $34,140 34.8%
41
Management Analysts+ 3,670 $69,320 $87,260 -18.4%
42
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 3,440 $54,900 $60,160 12.8%
43
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists+ 3,430 $38,110 $42,250 18.3%
44
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School+ 3,100 $65,910 $89,990 5.1%
45
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks+ 3,000 $31,900 $37,070 3.1%
46
Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors+ 2,940 $44,830 $55,970 -12.8%
47
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians+ 2,900 $30,230 $35,010 15.5%
48
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers+ 2,880 $51,500 $62,400 5.5%
49
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics+ 2,870 $28,820 $33,300 -34.3%
50
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 2,840 $28,600 $30,100 77.5%