Oklahoma Colleges

More than 150 schools are located in Oklahoma where more than half of the state’s population resides in the metropolitan areas of Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton and Enid. These cities are where you’ll find most of the states colleges and universities as well. The largest public Oklahoma colleges are the University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus and Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City, but the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma City University share the honor of being the top-ranked public schools in the state. The oldest school in the state is Northeastern State University, which has the distinction of the only College of Optometry in the state and the largest enrollment of Native American students of any public institution of higher education. As part of the Bible Belt, the state features many religious-affiliated schools and Oklahoma Christian University and Oklahoma Baptist University are two of the most selective private colleges in the West. Trade-focused and technical educations are covered by colleges in Oklahoma, too, thanks to the state’s selection of career colleges and community colleges.

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Oklahoma College and Degree Offerings

With more than a hundred public and private colleges and universities to choose from, students have hundreds of degree programs to choose from. Bachelors degree and masters degree students can head to a large campus such as Oklahoma State University or the University of Oklahoma or look to a smaller option such as the public Cameron University or private Oral Roberts University. Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies degree seekers can attend Bacone College. Community colleges in Oklahoma offer many 2-year degree options for students ranging from 2-year career training degrees to associates degrees, which will allow a transfer to a 4-year institution. For students looking to gain quick expertise in a specific field a certificate program at a technical school or career college may be the best choice when choosing from the list of Oklahoma colleges.

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Oklahoma Career Opportunities

Oklahoma relies on natural gas, oil and agriculture, but aviation, telecommunications and biotechnology are also top industries in this fast growing economy. Business Administration and Management, Finance and General Business are all smart careers for graduates of top Oklahoma business colleges including University of Tulsa and University of Oklahoma. Forensics is one of the top careers expected to grow rapidly over the next few years and Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement careers are also widely available. Health & Medical Services careers will continue to be in demand over the next decade and professionals in the fields of Medical/Clinical Assistant, Chiropractic Assistant/Technician, Nursing, Healthcare Administration and Surgical Technologist will enjoy career success. Education and Teaching and Early Childhood Education are also smart choices for students of Oklahoma colleges.