Colleges in Oklahoma City

Colleges in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma, as well as the largest city in the state. Hosting one of the world’s largest livestock markets and situated on an active oil field, they’re the largest sectors of the economy for the city, though there are big information technology, health services, and administration sectors, as well. OKC has a handful of institutions within the city borders, but many are settled in the surrounding suburban area or in adjacent counties.

In the 405 area code itself is the Oklahoma City Community College, the second largest community college system in the state. O-triple-C serves 20,000 students a year from its primary campus on South May Avenue along with three satellites in the south metro area. In nearby Midwest City is Rose State College and in El Reno is Redlands Community College.

The only major public university in the city is Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City campus. Founded in 1961, it’s situated on 110-acres of land in OKC and offers certificates or degrees in 40 areas of study. The main campus, up in Norman, is about a half hour north. Also to the North, in Langston, is the state’s only historically black university, Langston University, which has University Centers in both Tulsa and OKC. Less than 30 minutes from OKC is also the University Of Central Oklahoma, the third largest in the state, and also features one of the largest School of Music Jazz Divisions in the entire region. In Chickasha, about 45 minutes south, is the only public liberal arts-focused institution in the state, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

A handful of private colleges call OKC home, including Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, and Oklahoma City University, all three of which are affiliated with religious institutions. Through eight colleges and a seminary, Oklahoma City U offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Outside of OKC, Oklahoma Baptist University is in Shawnee and Southern Nazarene University is in Bethany.

Overall, Oklahoma residents rely on vehicles to get around, but several downtown areas have high walkability scores. The public transit system, Embark, works in a hub-and-spoke system, but the city has no light rail or commuter rail service. The Will Rogers World Airport and Wiley Post Airport both serve the OKC community, and the largest military air depot in the nation is a short distance from the city, as well, Tinker Air Force Base.

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Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a 4-year public institution in central Oklahoma. OU offers bachelor’s degrees in 170 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom space, the OU campus hosts the National Weather Center featuring a...

“…At the University of Oklahoma you will learn so much in each of your classes. Your professors not only teach you valuable skills for your major, they teach you life long lessons as well. Although some class sizes may be larger than smaller...” – Elle from Oklahoma City, OK

The University of Central Oklahoma is a 4-year public school in the Oklahoma City metro area and one of the oldest universities in the southwest United States. UCO oversees six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees in 121 areas of study and operates...

“…The classes here are challenging, but the instructors understand that you have other classes so they don't overload you.” – Lauren from Bixby, OK

Oklahoma Christian University is a private Christian liberal arts university founded in 1950 by members of the Churches of Christ. The 240-acre campus is on the north side of Oklahoma City and includes a 30,000 square foot Prince Engineering Center....

“…Their are professors that are very personal. They care about you. Great opportunity for an amazing college experience in a beautiful and caring environment.” – Whitney from Pryor, OK

Oklahoma City Community College is the second largest 2-year community college in The Sooner State. OCCC, pronounced “O-triple-C,” features the Students Connecting with Mentors for Success (SCMS) program for students needing advice, as well as the...

“…There are so many resources that are helpful in whatever course of study you are in. Learning is made easy when you put your time in your studies.” – Tonia from Norman, OK

Mid-America Christian University is a Christian liberal arts college offering eight different schools, including a School of Ministry. All courses at MACU are centered around a philosophy of Judeo-Christian ethics and the University is affiliated...

“…Everyone is SUPER friendly and if they don't know the answer to something, they definitely find out.” – Danielle from Winona, TX

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. SNU has a Christ-centered approach in its college environment and academics. Twicely-weekly mandatory is required for “initiating...

“…At Southern Nazarene University, academic quality is very important. The professors really care about each individual student; some professors purposefully eat lunch in the cafeteria just to sit with students who wish to talk with them about...” – Sarah from Grove City, Ohio

Redlands Community College is a 2-year institution in the Oklahoma City metro area. Redlands is home to eight academic departments offering degree and certificate-granting programs of study as well as an honors program. The RCC associate degree in...

“…The classes at Redlands are great and the professors are always willing to help, whether you are behind or just have some questions about finals. Another plus is that the credits transfer to almost every college in the state.” – Jenifer from Amber, OK

Southwestern Christian University is a Christian liberal arts college and the first Pentecostal higher educational institution in the state of Oklahoma. SCU features a Christian Studies department as well as traditional liberal arts offerings and all...

Established in 1972, Moore Norman Technology Center is a public, 2-year institution with campuses located in Norman and Oklahoma City. MNTC offers over 30 one-to-two year, career-oriented programs as well as hundreds of short-term courses, providing...

Metro Technology Centers is a technical and vocational school with four campus locations in Oklahoma City. MTC confers degrees and certificates in 32 vocational fields of study. Additionally, MTC offers online certification courses in 12 career...

The Francis Tuttle Technology Center is a career and workforce training institution serving both high school juniors and seniors, as well as adult students. With three campuses and a Business Innovation Center in Oklahoma City, Francis Tuttle offers...

“…I am hopping that i can attend this school to better learn the job of welding and improve my career for my future.” – Ruston from Oklahoma City, OK