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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Oklahoma

Approximately 2.6% of graduates in of Oklahoma receive nursing degrees every year. Thus, Oklahoma's 35 RN schools put out approximately 2,621 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma with a RN program is Oklahoma City University, which is located in Oklahoma City. In 2010, it was ranked 36th nationwide. In 2010, 129 students graduated from Oklahoma City University's RN program. Students at Oklahoma City University paid $25,760 per year in tuition fees.

Oklahoma Christian University, which is located in Edmond, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 38th in the country in 2010. 23 students graduated with degree in RN from Oklahoma Christian University in 2010. Tuition at Oklahoma Christian University was $17,456 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a RN program is University of Tulsa. University of Tulsa, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Tulsa. In 2010, University of Tulsa graduated 26 students from its RN programs. University of Tulsa charged in-state students $28,735 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Oklahoma's RN schools ranges from $28,735 per year to $2,091 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,722 per year. In 2010, the following Oklahoma RN schools had the highest tuition rates:

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

The following Oklahoma RN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

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

A RN degree from an Oklahoma school... what next?

A large number of Oklahoma RN graduates become registered nurses. If you decide to work as a registered nurse in Oklahoma, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 28,260 Oklahoma registered nurses as of 2010. The Oklahoma counties with the largest populations of registered nurses are:

  1. Canadian County - 11,040 registered nurses
  2. Creek County - 7,390 registered nurses
  3. Atoka County - 3,620 registered nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of registered nurses is expected to grow by 27% by 2018. There are projected to be 35,600 registered nurses working in the Oklahoma then.


A registered nurse in Oklahoma earns $54,340 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. registered nurses in Oklahoma had varying salaries from $35,830 to $75,020 per year in 2010. A registered nurse in the following Oklahoma counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Canadian County - $56,310 per year
  2. Comanche County - $56,180 per year
  3. Cherokee County - $55,970 per year

A registered nurse in the following counties in Oklahoma make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Creek County - $52,070 per year
  2. Adair County - $52,550 per year
  3. Atoka County - $52,680 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Oklahoma and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Oklahoma
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Oklahoma
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Oklahoma

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,555 miles from location Tulsa Community College Tulsa OK 12.6303 n/a 19,730
6,645 miles from location University of Central Oklahoma Edmond OK 26.9395 57% 16,092
6,651 miles from location Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City OK 10.7361 n/a 14,114
6,503 miles from location Northeastern State University Tahlequah OK 24.2073 60% 9,239
6,642 miles from location Rose State College Oklahoma City OK 9.15849 n/a 8,981
6,652 miles from location Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City OK 7.35114 n/a 7,367
6,629 miles from location Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa OK 15.0818 n/a 5,228
6,714 miles from location Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford OK 24.705 71% 5,010
6,603 miles from location East Central University Ada OK 24.2862 76% 4,612
6,539 miles from location Rogers State University Claremore OK 17.9774 87% 4,235
6,595 miles from location University of Tulsa Tulsa OK 30.981 30% 4,187
6,559 miles from location Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee Okmulgee OK 15.7212 n/a 4,129
6,647 miles from location University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City OK 2.09335 n/a 3,934
6,649 miles from location Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City OK 63.5634 44% 3,829
6,755 miles from location Western Oklahoma State College Altus OK 21.9292 100% 3,820
6,558 miles from location Oral Roberts University Tulsa OK 27.5341 49% 3,140
6,631 miles from location Langston University Langston OK 13.0903 n/a 2,749
6,607 miles from location Murray State College Tishomingo OK 12.8665 n/a 2,604
6,487 miles from location Carl Albert State College Poteau OK 13.4867 n/a 2,473
6,603 miles from location Seminole State College Seminole OK 13.2494 n/a 2,444
6,524 miles from location Connors State College Warner OK 13.4005 n/a 2,335
6,673 miles from location Redlands Community College El Reno OK 13.8517 n/a 2,319
6,703 miles from location Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva OK 21.3155 40% 2,210
6,494 miles from location Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Miami OK 17.4104 n/a 2,191
6,644 miles from location Oklahoma Christian University Edmond OK 61.9078 49% 2,171
6,654 miles from location Southern Nazarene University Bethany OK 22.2153 n/a 2,110
6,527 miles from location Eastern Oklahoma State College Wilburton OK 15.8018 n/a 2,084
6,616 miles from location Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee OK 24.8221 15% 1,764
6,869 miles from location Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell OK 23.5956 100% 1,266
6,555 miles from location Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville OK 17.98 n/a 1,069
6,524 miles from location Bacone College Muskogee OK 11.2484 60% 1,021
6,554 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tulsa Tulsa OK 8.11879 100% 555
6,650 miles from location Platt College Oklahoma City OK 27.3833 88% 456
6,555 miles from location Platt College Tulsa OK 25.502 n/a 435
6,649 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City OK 11.5286 100% 431

Curious what studying RN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Oklahoma

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses + 28,260 $54,340 14.6%

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