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...

“…The University of Oklahoma has a wealth of opportunity to offer. It is a beautiful campus and the classes are kept small to offer individual attention to students. It also offers a lot of ways to get involved and give back to the community as well as...” – Brianna from Frisco, TX

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 University of Central Oklahoma is very beautiful inside and out. Campus is well kept, teachers are nice, and the education is top notch. I would recommend this school to anyone trying to further their education. 10 out of 10! ” – Justin from Edmond, 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....

“…Oklahoma Christian University is a wonderful college for those who seek to follow God and even those who are unsure about their faith. Professors are kind, supportive and friendly. The student body isn't just your graduating class, it's like a giant...” – Lindi from Needville, TX

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...

“…The campus is nice and lively. Many of the services are ran by student employees allowing for a nice and no pressured talk, but allows for easy misinformation and problems. The classrooms are delightfully small and so far 3 out of 4 teachers have...” – Kice 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...

“…MACU is small. MACU is fun. MACU is very helpful. ” – Julia from Moore, OK

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...

“…SNU is a wonderful school. Snu is a very warm friendly place based on faith and dellowship. SNU is by far the best university I have ever visited or attended.” – Carly from Yukon, OK

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...

“…I enjoy the one on one with the professors. The classes are small. The curriculum is challenging.” – Emily from Hinton, 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...

“…Southwestern Christian University offers on campus and off campus classes or degrees online. The student services staff at this University is friendly and goes the extra mile to be helpful. The professors have the student's best interest at heart and...” – Rosie from Ozark, AL

Founded by the Free Will Baptist movement, Randall University is a Christian liberal arts college just south of Oklahoma City. Randall’s academic offerings are divided into four schools: Arts and Sciences, Christian Ministry, Education, and Graduate...

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...

“…Love it here. Easy access to work and a teacher. Definitely a school for serious students.” – Lauren from Crescent, OK