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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Oklahoma

Approximately 1.4% of graduates in of Oklahoma receive engineering degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 1,421 engineers graduate from Oklahoma's 28 engineering schools.

Top Schools

Oklahoma Christian University, which is located in Edmond, is the top-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 38th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Oklahoma Christian University graduated 33 students from its engineering program. The tuition rate at Oklahoma Christian University was $17,456 per year.

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, which was ranked 62nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a engineering program. It is located in Norman. 404 students graduated with degree in engineering from University of Oklahoma Norman Campus in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus was $7,864 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oklahoma with a engineering program is Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, which is located in Stillwater. In 2010, it was ranked 64th nationwide. In 2010, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus graduated 466 students from its engineering programs. Tuition at Oklahoma State University-Main Campus was $6,779 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Oklahoma's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,689 per year, though tuition can range from $28,735 per year to $2,091 per year. The Oklahoma engineering schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Tulsa - located in Tulsa, students are charged $28,735 per year
  2. Oral Roberts University - located in Tulsa, students are charged $20,054 per year
  3. Southern Nazarene University - located in Bethany, students are charged $18,354 per year

The following Oklahoma engineering 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

An engineering degree from an Oklahoma school... what next?

Agricultural engineer, transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, materials engineer, and automotive engineer are the professions of choice for a majority of engineering graduates in Oklahoma. In 2010, there were 10,280 engineer working in Oklahoma, including engineering managers, 40 agricultural engineers, and 2,010 transportation engineers. The Oklahoma counties with the largest populations of engineer are:

  1. Canadian County - 4,400 engineers
  2. Creek County - 3,590 engineers
  3. Adair County - 640 engineers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of engineers is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 13,470 engineers working in Oklahoma then. Of these 13,470 engineers, the government predicts that 1,770 will be engineering managers, an unknown number will be agricultural engineers, and 2,120 will be transportation engineers.


engineers in Oklahoma make an average of $64,785 per year. However, Oklahoma engineer earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,000 per year to more than $161,160 per year in 2010. The counties in Oklahoma with the highest average salary for engineers are:

  1. Beckham County - $97,737 per year
  2. Comanche County - $80,040 per year
  3. Canadian County - $67,195 per year

On average, engineers earn the least in the following Oklahoma counties:

  1. Adair County - $56,453 per year
  2. Cherokee County - $59,365 per year
  3. Atoka County - $60,083 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in Oklahoma were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $107,430 per year
  2. Mining Engineer - $96,630 per year
  3. Engineer - $79,680 per year

The engineers with lowest average salaries in Oklahoma were:

  1. Civil Engineering Technician - $44,060 per year
  2. Environmental Engineering Technician - $39,030 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in engineering in Oklahoma and to compare salaries with various related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering, 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 Engineering in Oklahoma
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in Oklahoma
  • Master's Degree in Engineering in Oklahoma
  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering in Oklahoma
  • Certificate in Engineering in Oklahoma

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Architectural and Engineering Managers n/a $107,430
Materials Engineers n/a $53,190
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary n/a $76,880
Civil Engineers 2,010 $74,770 40.6%
Mechanical Engineers 1,830 $73,620 -5.2%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 1,790 $55,600 -1.1%
Engineers, All Other 1,150 $79,680 51.3%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 880 $54,980 69.2%
Civil Engineering Technicians 670 $44,060 6.3%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 670 $55,910
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 390 $63,630 44.4%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 390 $39,030 290.0%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 380 $46,010 -9.5%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 80 $96,630 0.0%
Agricultural Engineers 40 $50,350

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