Best Online Colleges in OklahomaContinuing our series of best online college by state rankings, we have examined all online colleges in Oklahoma and chosen to showcase the top 20 schools, based on the methodology stated below.

Oklahoma is the 20th-most expensive and 28th most populous state in the country. It’s known for its agriculture, livestock farming, natural gas, mountains, Native American history, aviation, telecommunications, and extensive history. It’s also known for its hospitality, generosity, and friendliness.

Oklahoma was perhaps most popularly featured in John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath,” and the films True Grit and Oklahoma! The state is a melting pot of many European cultures, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans and more. Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Northeastern State University are its largest public institutions of higher education in the state. Both its public and private universities are especially known for excellent undergraduate business programs.

Oklahoma City University School of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law, and University of Tulsa College of Law are the state’s only ABA accredited institutions. Both University of Oklahoma and University of Tulsa are nationally renowned, with the University of Oklahoma being ranked 68th and the University of Tulsa being ranked 86th in the nation.

Oklahoma also has a bustling regional university system, made up of eleven public schools including Northeastern State University, the second-oldest institution of higher education west of the Mississippi. A unique feature of the school is it has the largest enrollment of Native American students in the nation. Several of the state’s universities have been highly ranked by Princeton Review’s and its schools are also known for their great value.

Methodology

Sources used for this ranking include:

In order for a school to be in this ranking, the presence of online programs or courses was required. In some cases, there may be some participation required on campus, although it is minimal. Schools were ranked by first adding together the percentage numbers for freshman satisfaction and 4-year graduation rates.

Student input is important to OnlineCollegePlan, which is why we use data from the Niche website. A numerical equivalent of the academic and overall grades provided by niche, with A+ being 100, A being 90 and so on in this manner, were added to the freshman satisfaction and graduation rate.

Because affordability can be an important factor for deciding which college to choose, the (residential) cost of attendance was rounded to the nearest thousand and that number was then subtracted from the total of the previous numbers resulting in the final ranking score.

Example: 84 (percent freshman satisfaction) + 60 (graduation percent) + 70 (B+ Academic Grade) + 90 (A Overall Grade) = 304
304 (total from above) – 32 ($32,195 cost of attendance) = 272 (final score for ranking)

Note: None of the schools in any of OnlineCollegePlan’s rankings have been given preferential treatment and nobody has ever requested or suggested we do so. Our methodology is fully disclosed so that everyone is able to arrive at the exact same ranking using the formula as explained. You can check our math.

Students seeking an online college to attend may also be interested in, “Top 100 Best Online Colleges” which covers the best institutions overall in the United States.

20. Mid-America Christian University

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Also known as MACU, this private liberal arts college operates out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was first founded in 1953 but has been renamed, accredited and relocated since then. MACU’s education is Bible-based. The school offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in over 25 major fields. Currently, MACU serves over 2,400 students and offers an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Mid-America Christian’s athletics teams are called the Evangels, and compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) of the NAIA, and are members of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). MACU offers men’s sports in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf and soccer and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

MACU offers a wealth of online offerings through four schools aimed at Adults (Arts and Sciences, Business Sciences, Christian Ministries, and Psychology and Counseling). In Arts and Sciences MACU offers Bachelors in Communication, Media and Ethics, as well as Criminal Justice and Ethics. The School of Business Leadership conveys Bachelor’s and Master’s entirely online, with standout programs including Master’s in Leadership, Business Administration, and Accounting. The Christian Ministry school offers a B.S. in Christian Ministries and a Master of Ministry. The Psych school offers a B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Counseling with an Applied Behavioral Science Emphasis, and much more. In 2016-17, tuition for MACU was $17,132 for beginning students, and in 2015-16, 54% of beginning MACU students received financial aid.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

MACU’s Website – https://www.macu.edu/admissions/online.html

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MidAmericaChristianUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/machristianuniv

19. Rogers State University

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Rogers is a public university operating out of Claremore, Oklahoma, with ancillary branches in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Pryor Creek, and the Internet. It offers bachelor’s degrees in Applied Technology, Biology, Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Communications, Community Counseling, Game Development, Justice Administration, Liberal Arts, Military History, Nursing, Organizational Leadership, Public Administration, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Science, Sports Management, and Visual Arts. RSU also offers associate’s degrees in Nursing, Accounting, Elementary Education, and Computer Science and more. In 2014 it began its first graduate program, an. MBA. Rogers State teams compete in the Heartland Conference and are candidates for membership in NCAA II. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track and field; while women’s sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, and track and field.

Notable RSU alumni include the NBA’s John Starks, Oklahoma Senator Rhonda Cox and Oklahoma Representative Keith Welch Sr. RSU is a pioneer in online and distance learning through. It offers its online through its eCollege. Its online programming includes compressed video courses and telecourses. RSU offers three bachelor’s degrees, in Applied Technology, Business Information Technology, and Liberal Arts entirely online. It also offers four associate degrees are completely online. Tuition for Rogers was $6,540 in-state and $14,460 out-of-state for full-time beginning undergraduates in 2016-17.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

RSU’s Website – https://www.rsu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RogersStateU/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/RogersStateU

18. Oklahoma Panhandle State University

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OPSU is a public university in Goodwill, Oklahoma. It was founded in 1909. It’s broken into six schools that convey associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees in areas like history, education, business, and nursing. OPSU is also known for its agriculture-related degree programs. Graduates of these programs often work for local bovine, equine, swine, and farming-related businesses. Over 1,200 students attend OPSU, which offers a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. OPSU competes as a founding member of the Heartland Conference as the “Aggies” (except rodeo and football). The university sponsors football, volleyball (women), softball (women), baseball (men), men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s cross-country, and men’s and women’s basketball. Notable alumni include running back Jim Holder, Frank Beede, a former offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks, and many others.

OPSU offers many online courses that students may take to better themselves without being tied down to a specific degree. If you’re looking for an online degree at OPSU, you should consider the RN-to-BSN Online Program. It was created for busy professionals, and supported by a superb faculty that’s committed to helping students achieve their professional and educational goals. It’s designed with full and part-time options available and provides students individualized degree plans through advising. In 2016-17, in-state tuition was$7,294, and out-of-state tuition was $8,233 for full-time beginning undergraduate students.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

OPSU’s Website – www.opsu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WeArePanhandle/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/wearepanhandle

17. Cameron University

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Cameron is a state-funded university based out of Lawton, Oklahoma. It conveys over 50 degrees in two-year, four-year, and graduate programs. The school is known for its programming in liberal arts, science, technology, and graduate and professional studies. It was founded in 1908. Currently, over 4,800 students attend the school (19:1 student-to-faculty ratio). Cameron is a member of the Lone Star Conference in Division II of the NCAA. Sports offered are men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s cross country. Notable Alumni from Cameron include Doug Brown, a US Army General and former Commanding General, US Special Operations Command, MLB pitcher Jason Christansen, NFL players Charles Washington and Ray Gene Smith, and Avery Johnson, an NBA and college basketball player and coach.

Cameron offers a number of online programs. Some are hybrid programs, and some are entirely online. For example, in graduate degrees they offer an MBA program and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership entirely online, and offer an MS in Educational Leadership (64% online) and a Master of Education in Reading (55% online), among other programs. In undergraduate programs, Cameron offers Associates and Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Interdisciplinary studies that can be taken entirely online, and several programs that are hybrid including Bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership and Business Administration (with several focus options requiring different amounts of online and on-campus participation), an Associate in Science in Business that’s 96% online, a B.S. in Sociology that’s 93% online, and much more. In 2016-17, tuition for Cameron was $5,970 in-state and $15,210 out-of-state for full times beginning undergraduate students.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

Cameron’s Website – https://www.cameron.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CameronUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/cuaggies

16. Langston University

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Langston is a public, university that operates out of Langston, Oklahoma. It’s the state’s only historically black college. It was founded in 1897. Currently, over 2,400 students attend Langston, which has a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Approximately 30 undergraduate and six graduate degree programs are offered at LU, which is known as a leader in agricultural research. It also offers a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, which began in 2005. Langston athletic teams are known as the Lions. They are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and offer men’s sports like basketball, cross country, football and track & field, and women’s sports including basketball, cheerleading, cross country, softball, track & field and volleyball. Notable alumni include Pro Bowl Dallas Cowboys linebacker Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson, Oklahoma Senator Nancy Riley and Clara Luper, a civil rights leader instrumental in the Oklahoma City Sit-in Movement, among many others.

Langston offers a small number of online offerings. One program is their Online Management Degree. Students are eligible for this program if they have earned an Associate’s, and can qualify for a Bachelor’s in Business Administration if they complete 124 hours of academic work through this program. They also offer “Reach Higher,” a degree completion program for working adults. This program allows students to complete most assignments online, as they take classes for eight weeks that are organized around a working schedule. It’s free to apply to this program, and it can result in a B.S. in organizational leadership. Students must have at least 72 college credit hours, be at least 21, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA in their previous credits. In 2016-17, tuition for full-time beginning undergraduates at Langston was $5,734 for in-state students and $13,073 for out-of-staters.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

Langston’s Website – http://www.langston.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/langstonuniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/LangstonU

15. East Central University

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ECU is a public teaching university headquartered in Ada, Oklahoma. It’s one of six members of Oklahoma’s Regional University System and was founded in 1909. ECU offers certificates, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 70 degree programs through schools of Business, Education and Psychology, Health and Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Graduate Studies. ECU’s athletic teams are called the Tigers, and have competed in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference (GAC) since 2011. It offers 6 sports for men and 7 for women. Notable alumni of ECU include NFL player Mark Gastineau, past governors Robert S. Kerr and George Nigh, former U.S. Representative Lyle Boren and U.S. Army General James D. Thurman.

ECU offers two Master’s. The first, a Master of Education, comes in several tracks including Library Media (for grad students looking to be a Library Media Specialist in PK-12 institutions), Educational Leadership (the same, but for working in school administration), Educational Technology (for integrating technology into teaching), and Sports Administration (for students looking to become athletic administrators, coaches and athletic directors). It also offers a Master of Science in Water Resource Policy and Management, for students who want to manage water resources and make water policy decisions. Tuition for ECU was $6,279 in-state, and $15,399 out-of-state for beginning undergraduate students.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

ECU’s Website – https://www.ecok.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ECUTigerUpdate/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ECUTigerUpdates

14. Northeastern State University

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NSU is a public university with the main campus in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. It was founded in 1909. Currently, NSU serves over 8,100 students and has a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio. It offers 69 undergraduate degrees, 18 graduate degrees and 13 pre-professional programs in five colleges (Business & Technology, Liberal Arts, Education, Optometry, and Health & Science Professions). NSU and Tahlequah are known for its Native American linguistics and the Cherokee language. Tahlequah is the capital of the Cherokee Nation, and approximately 25% of NSU’s students identify as Native American. Its teams are known as The RiverHawks. It competes in the NCAA Division II as a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). It offers eleven sports including football, baseball, softball, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s soccer, golf and tennis. Notable alumni include former NFL players Rosie Manning, Derrick Moore, and Bob Hudson, the WWE’s Jim Ross, Miss America 1996 Shawntel Smith and country music star Carrie Underwood.

NSU offers many degrees online. At the Bachelor level, they offer a Nursing B.S.N., a General Studies program, and an Organizational Leadership B.S. It then offers Master’s in American Studies, Criminal Justice, Higher Education Leadership, Instructional Leadership, School Administration, Science Education, Library Media and Information Technology, and Reading. It offers a certificate in Emergency Management & Planning, and non-credit professional development and certificate programs. NSU works with students to offer face-to-face, online or blended delivery for these programs depending on student needs. NSU tuition for beginning undergraduate students in 2016-17 was $6,207 for in-state students and was $13,707 for out-of-state students.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

NSU’s Website – https://www.nsuok.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NSURiverHawks/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/NSURiverHawks

13. Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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Also known as SE or SOSU, this public university was founded in 1909. It offers a large assortment of Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Biology, Occupational Safety and Health, Psychology, and Health and Physical Education. Its athletic teams SE are part of the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. They’re called the Savage Storm, and compete in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, rodeo, women’s cross country, softball, cheerleading and women’s volleyball. Notable alumni include the MLB’s Brett Butler and Daren Brown, the NBA’s Dennis Rodman, and Lt. General Ira Clarence Eaker, among many others.

SE offers many online degrees. It’s known for its student-centered online environment, affordable tuition and experienced faculty. An online MBA (which comes in a variety of emphasis options like Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Aerospace Logistics and more) from SE costs as little as $11,880, and its other offerings are in the same range. They include a Master of Science in Native American Leadership, Master’s in Sports Administration programs, and Master’s of Education programs, all offered 100% online. SE also shepherds students through programs quickly, allowing them to earn a Master’s in a year in many cases.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

SOSU’s Website – https://www.se.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SoutheasternOklahomaStateUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SE1909

12. Southwestern Christian University

Southwestern Christian University Online

Southwestern is a private, non-profit university based out of Bethany, Oklahoma It was founded in 1946. It’s the first Pentecostal educational institution in Oklahoma. Currently, there are over 760 students, and a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. SC offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business, Creative Arts, Education, Language Arts, General Education, Sport Studies, History, Social and Behavioral Science, and Christian Studies. Southwestern Christian teams are called the Eagles. They’re part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and also compete as a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I level. Men’s sports include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track & field, and women’s offerings include basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

SC offers an online Bachelor of Professional Leadership program. It has a “biblically informed curriculum,” and combines Christian principles with business acumen. The program comes in four concentrations that are offered entirely online: Business, Management, Social Services and Christian Leadership. For students who can attend some classes in Bethany, SC offers B.S. programs in Biblical Leadership, Business Leadership, Business Administration, and Human and Family Services. Students will attend courses one night each week and be able to maintain full-time employment. In 2016-17, tuition for full-time beginning students was $13,080.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

Southwestern Christian University’s Website – http://swcu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SouthwesternChristianUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/scu_eagles

11. Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

NWOSU is a state university in Alva, Oklahoma, with two other satellite campuses in Enid and Woodward. It was founded in 1897. Currently, there are over 2,200 students and a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio. It offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in over 40 areas of study through schools of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies. U.S. News & World Report has listed Northwestern as Oklahoma’s top-ranked public regional university for three years in a row. The athletic teams for Northwestern are called the Rangers. They compete in the Great American Conference. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and rodeo, with women being offered basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, rodeo, soccer, softball and volleyball. Notable alumni include the NFL’s Lynn Scott, Chip Myers and Ron Moore, MLB player/manager Mike Hargrove, and author Harold Keith, among many others.

NWOSU offers online programs in Business and Nursing. The former includes a B.S. in Accounting or Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a major in Technical Management (including an Alternative Energy option). The latter is an RN to BSN program and a BSN to DNP program in which graduates can become certified Family Nurse Practitioners without first earning a Master’s degree. Currently, Northwestern can’t accept students from California and Massachusetts. In 2016-17, tuition for full-time beginning students was $6,690 for in-staters, and $13,538 for out-of-staters.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

NWOSU’s Website – https://www.nwosu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nwosu.rangers/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/NWOSU

10. Southern Nazarene University

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SNU is a private, Christian liberal arts college headquartered in Bethany, Oklahoma. It was founded in 1899. There are nearly 2,200 students and a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The school offers undergraduate degree options in several fields, three graduate degrees and seven professional programs for adults. It’s an open admissions college, meaning anyone with a high school diploma will be accepted no matter their grades and standardized test scores. SNU competes in the Great American Conference (GAC) at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s Division II level. It offers 17 sports for men and women including baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track, soccer, tennis, track and field, softball, and volleyball. SNU also competes in cheerleading. Notable alumni include former U.S. presidential candidate Gary Hart, professional basketball player Angelo Cruz, Linda N. Hanson, the 19th president of Hamline University and many more.

SNU offers online Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Network Management, and Organizational Leadership. It also offers Master’s in Business Administration, Business Administration in Health Care, and Sport Management and Administration. They also offer Adult Bachelor’s Completion programs for those looking to go back to school after previously starting their education. They no longer offer the Associate programs online that they once did. In 2016-17, full-time beginning student tuition at SNU was $24,468. The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities ranks SNU among the top 20% of affordable Christian schools.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

SNU’s Website – http://snu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FollowSNU/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/FollowSNU

9. University of Central Oklahoma

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UCO is a public university based out of Edmond, Oklahoma. It’s the third largest university in the state. It was founded in 1890. Currently, there are over 16,400 students, and an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio. In 2009 was ranked in the top 10% on the Forbes Magazine list of America’s Best Colleges. It offers certificates, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees through colleges of Fine Arts & Design, Business, Liberal Arts, Mathematics and Science, and Education and Professional Studies, among others. It’s known for its Physics, Jazz, Nursing, and Education programs. UCO competes in the NCAA at the Division II level in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). Its teams are called the Bronchos. Sports include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross-country and track and field, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, women’s tennis, volleyball, wrestling, and women’s rowing. Notable alumni include jazz performers like Kenny Garrett, George Winston, Miguel Zenon and many others.

UCO offers 3 different online degrees. They’re all Bachelor’s: Business Administration & Management, Criminal Justice & Corrections, and a Liberal Arts General Studies program. In 2015-16, 422 students graduated with an online Bachelor’s degree from UCO. Approximately 28% of UCO students take some classes through distance or online learning. The school updates its online course catalog from semester to semester, so make sure to investigate closely to see which program is the best match for you. In 2016-17, tuition for full-time beginning undergraduate UCO students was $6,699 for in-state students, and $16,460 for out-of-staters.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

UCO’s Website – https://www.uco.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/uco.bronchos/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/UCOBronchos

8. Southwestern Oklahoma State University

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SWOSU is a public university operating from Weatherford and Sayre, Oklahoma. It is one of six Regional University System of Oklahoma universities. It was founded in 1901. Over 5,300 students attend the school, which offers a 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio. It conveys 38 bachelor’s degrees, 7 associate degrees, 6 master’s degrees and 1 doctorate. SWOSU’s sports teams are called the Bulldogs and compete in the Great American Conference in NCAA Division II. Sports include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s track and field, women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s rodeo, women’s soccer, softball, and volleyball. Notable alumni from SWOSU include NASA engineer John Aaron, former U.S Congressman Glenn English, Michelle Nicole Evans, who was Mrs. America in 2015, former NFL coach Rex Ryan, and many others.

In 2016-17, tuition for full-time beginning undergraduate students at SWOSU was $6,690 and $13,440 for in-state and out-of-staters respectively. The school offers online undergraduate digression Nursing and Allied Health. In its online Graduate offerings, students can look for Master’s in Nursing, Allied Health, Education, and Business. SWOSU also conveys degrees via Webinars and Interactive Television. In these delivery formats, students can be expected to attend classes or seminars in-person on Oklahoma campuses for some classes. SWOSU’s online degrees utilize Canvas, a learning management system that requires daily participation and interaction.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

SWOSU’s Website – http://www.swosu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Southwestern-Oklahoma-State-University-35024399817/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/swosu

7. Oklahoma Christian University

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OC is a private liberal arts school founded in 1950 by members of the Church of Christ. Over 2,500 students attend OC, which has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. It confers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and certificates. Programs are offered in Accounting, Art, Bible, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Finance, Graphic Design, History, Interior Design, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Ministry, Music, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Spanish, and more. OC is part of the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference. The Eagles and Lady Eagles field varsity teams in Baseball, Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country, Men’s & Women’s Golf, Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s & Women’s Swimming, and Men’s & Women’s Track & Field. Notable alumni include actor Jim Beaver, former Texas Rep. Dan Branch, University of Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale, and many more.

OC offers a B.S.N. degree in Nursing online, and have offered an MBA online as well. OC is known for its top science faculties as well as offering students the opportunity to work on missions in other countries. 90% of OC graduates are accepted by medical schools after meeting GPA and MCAT requirements. In 2001, OC was one of the first campuses in the country to provide campus-wide wireless internet and a personal laptop for each full-time student. In 2013, OC’s mobile computing program was designated an Apple Distinguished Program. In 2016-17 tuition for full-time beginning students was $20,840.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

OC’s Website – http://oc.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/oklahomachristian/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/okchristian

6. Oklahoma Baptist University

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OBU is a private Christian liberal arts school operating from Shawnee, Oklahoma. It was established in 1910 and is owned by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. It has been ranked Oklahoma’s highest-rated regional college in the U.S. News rankings for 18 consecutive years. Over 2,000 students attend OBU, which has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. It conveys Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, as well as certificates through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Christian Service, Business, Nursing, Fine Arts and its Graduate School. Its sports teams are called the Bison and participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Great American Conference. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis and track and field; while women’s sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

OBU offers two programs in Nursing online: a Master of Science in Nursing and an RN to BSN program. It also offers a Master of Arts in Christian Studies and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies entirely online (both come with multiple tracks, including leadership, orality, apologetics, and more). It also offers an MBA program that combines business expertise with a Biblical worldview. In 2016-17, tuition for full-time beginning undergraduate students at OBU was $25,310. OBU is the only private college in Oklahoma listed on Great Value College’s ranking of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

OBU’s Website – https://www.okbu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaBaptistUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/obunews

5. Oklahoma City University

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OKCU is a private, Methodist institution based out of OKC. It was founded in 1904. The school offers undergraduate bachelor’s degrees, graduate master’s degrees and doctoral degrees, through eight colleges, schools and a Methodist seminary. Students can choose from more than 70 undergraduate majors, 20 graduate degrees, a JD, MBA and Ph.D. in Nursing, and an Adult Studies Program for working adults to gain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Nearly 3,000 students attend OKCU, which offers an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The Oklahoma City Stars are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and offer men’s sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, track & field and wrestling, as well as women’s sports including basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling.

Oklahoma City University’s notable alumni include actress Kelli O’Hara, operatic soprano Sarah Coburn, several Miss Americas, and many more famous athletes, politicians and academics. OKCU’s Distance Learning programs are centered around live streaming, allowing students to interact with a live classroom from wherever they may be. OKCU’s Distance Learning degrees include an MS in Nursing, Energy Management, Criminology and Energy Legal Studies. They also offer a generalist MBA. These programs may not be available in your state, so make sure to check depending on your location and interest. Tuition for full-time undergraduate beginning students at OKCU was $30,726 in 2016-17.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

OKCU’s Website – https://www.okcu.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/oklahomacityuniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/OKCU

4. Oral Roberts University

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Oral Roberts is a private, interdenominational Christian liberal arts university. It was founded in 1965. In 2016, there were 3,852 students at Oral, and it offered a 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio. It offers over 65 undergraduate degree programs and a number of masters and doctoral degrees. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles are members of The Summit League, and the school offers basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and tennis along with track and field for men and women, in addition to baseball for men and volleyball for women. ORU’s notable alumni include Rep. Michele Bachmann, psychiatrist and author Daniel Amen, musician Jared Anderson and many more athletes, religious leaders and entertainers.

ORU offers a wealth of online degrees. These include Bachelor’s in Biblical Literature, Business Administration, Christian Caregiving and Counseling, Communication, Financial Management, English Language Learning, Information Technology, Human Resource Management and many more. They are constantly updating their online offerings with new degree offerings. In online Master’s degree programming, ORU offers an MBA in Leadership, School Administration, Curriculum and Instruction. They also offer two certificates in Special Education and English Language Learning. ORU costs $349 per credit hour, and in addition to term fees, general fees and technology fees.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

ORU’s Website – https://www.oru.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OralRobertsUniversity/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/OralRobertsU

3. Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

OSU is a coeducational public research university. It was founded in 1890 and operates out of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Over 25,000 students attend the school (20:1 student-to-faculty ratio), and there are over 35,000 students in the Oklahoma State University System, which encompasses several other schools. The Princeton Review listed OSU as one of 120 “Best Western Colleges” for 2011, and one of 50 “Best Value Colleges – Public” for 2010. Currently, USNR ranks OSU as tied at 152nd among national universities, 78th in top public schools and 91st among best undergraduate engineering programs. The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls are powerhouses in football, basketball, wrestling. It also offers women’s basketball, tennis, track and field, softball, soccer, and golf, among other sports for both genders. Notable alumni include country singer Garth Brooks, US Senator Tom Coburn, Prime Minister of Jordan Adnan Badran, and many, many others.

OSU offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees through colleges of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, Education, Health & Aviation, Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, Human Sciences, and Business. Standout offerings include M.S.’s in Information Assurance, Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, Family Financial Planning, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Applied Statistics, and much more. If you’re looking for an online Bachelor’s degree, check out OSU’s Nursing, Business Administration in Management, and a B.B.A. in General Business. In 2016-17, tuition for full-time beginning undergraduate students was $8,321 for in-staters, and $22,443 for out-of-staters.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

OSU’s Website – https://go.okstate.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/okstate/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/okstate

2. University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

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OU is a public research university based out of Norman, Oklahoma. It was founded in 1890. It offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master’s programs, 75 doctorate programs, and 20 professional level majors. The school is a leading environment for National Merit and Rhodes Scholars and has been consistently commended for its research, technological innovation, and high-quality education. It’s also a powerhouse in sports, especially football. The Sooners compete in men’s sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, and more. Women’s sports include basketball, golf, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, softball, volleyball, and more. Notable alumni include Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico, Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise, the NBA’s Blake Griffin, among many others.

OU’s online programs were ranked among the best online programs in Bachelor’s and Graduate Criminal Justice for 2017 by USNR. Its online programs are offered entirely online, or a hybrid blend of onsite and online courses. Make sure to check on the degree of your choice to confirm its delivery method fits your lifestyle. Master’s degrees include Criminal Justice, Economics, Museum Studies, International Relations, Prevention Science, and much more. Undergraduate degrees include World Cultural Studies, Aviation, Lifespan Care Administration, Liberal Studies, Administrative Leadership and Criminal Justice. In 2016-17 tuition for full-time beginning students was $10,881 for in-state students, and $25,203 for out-of-state students.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

OU’s Website – http://www.ou.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/uofoklahoma/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/UofOklahoma

1. University of Tulsa

University of Tulsa

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Tulsa is a private research university operating from Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was founded in 1894 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It serves over 4,500 students and has a snug 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio. USNR’s 2016 edition of Best Colleges placed the University of Tulsa tied at 86th among national universities, making it the only Oklahoma university in the top 100. Bloomberg BusinessWeek has also ranked TU 20th by recruiters and first in giving student’s financial aid in the country. It conveys Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees through colleges of Arts & Sciences, Continuing Education, its Graduate School, Health Sciences, Law, Engineering and Natural Sciences, and Business. The Tulsa Golden Hurricanes compete in Division 1 of the NCAA in the American Athletic Conference. Sports offered include men’s cross country, basketball, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Notable alumni include current Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, New York School poet Ted Berrigan, The Outsiders author S.E. Hinton, and many, many others.

Tulsa’s College of Business offers an online master’s in energy business degree. It combines the education of an MBA program with evolving energy issues and trends. The program would be a great fit for students with bachelor’s degrees in business, engineering, law, or anyone who’s looking to work for or as an energy specialist. Tulsa also has a robust E-Learning section for students and professionals looking for training, online courses, and to expand their academic experience. In 2016-17 tuition for full-time beginning undergraduate students at Tulsa was $41,509.

If you wish to learn more or would like to connect, please use the following links:

University of Tulsa’s Website – https://utulsa.edu/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/utulsa.edu/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/utulsa

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