Best Universities & Colleges in Oklahoma for 2021

These are the 23 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Oklahoma. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Oklahoma

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Oklahoma to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • Bacone College Seal

    Bacone College

    Muskogee, Oklahoma

    • 839 Total Students
    • 42% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,408 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Beginning in 1880, Bacone College is one of the oldest higher education institutes to have continued so far. Professor Almon C. Bacone, a missionary teacher became the founder when he, supported by American Baptist Home Mission Society started the school with only three students and him being the only faculty member. As the students increased, it was time to expand with the land granted by Creek Tribal Council in 1885 it found its permanent home in Muskogee, Oklahoma. It has grown to become a Private Liberal Arts college today.

    The college was the vision of Bacone for a higher education institute for American Indians. However, over the years it opened its doors for all Americans, offering a multicultural setting; it has come to be a multipurpose institute working to develop students as accommodating individuals and flexible towards other societies and needs.

    The campus offers many opportunities for the students. There are intramurals and game areas for students who are interested in physical activities. The college has its athletic teams called ‘Warriors’ which take part in the NAIA – Sooner Athletic Conference. There are other fun events as well such as holding a movie night for the students or engaging them in community service programs through its ‘Save a Life’ tour. There is also active spiritual life at the campus, since Bacone is a college based on Christian values. The campus has a chapel where students are encouraged to gather and be part of the spiritual awakening; an hourly session takes place every week.

    Academics at Bacone consist of programs offered in the fields of liberal arts, criminal justice, business, education, healthcare, American Indian Studies and Tribal languages. These are divided into five divisions, one school and a center. Online programs are also offered by the college. Its distinctive faculty is the Rennard Strickland School of Tribal Law & Criminal Justice.

    Bacone School Facts

    • Years Estd.1880
    • NicknameWarriors
    • MottoA Place of Value & Opportunity
    • ColorsRed and White
    • LocationOklahoma
    • AthleticsNAIA – Sooner Athletic Conference
    • Religious AffiliationAmerican Baptist

  • Cameron University Seal

    Cameron University

    Lawton, Oklahoma

    Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma
    • 5,177 Total Students
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    CU is a Public state funded university that was founded in 1908, a year after Oklahoma Statehood. It was in 1908 that Oklahoma legislature established six agricultural high schools and so Cameron State School of Agriculture was found. It was named after Rev. E. D. Cameron, the state’s first State Superintendent of Schools. The institute received permission to award baccalaureate degrees in 1966 and was made into a college in1971. Within a few years, by 1974 it transitioned as a university.

    Cameron University is based in Lawton, Oklahoma and has another branch campus in Duncan, Oklahoma. The university provides its students an experience which is rich in academic resources innovative learning, and successful career platform.

    Life at CU aims to become a lifelong experience and so is filled with every activity and development program needed for its students. There are student organisations which carry their own significance in student involvement. They consist of academic, special interest, Greek life and honor societies. Leadership skill development is offered through Leadership Academy that engages students in community service, organisational involvement and other such and also carries its reward points. There is community service where students take part in fundraising, and also volunteer for activities on national Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The university recognizes efforts of its faculty, staff and students and carries University Awards each year. The campus also holds many events and unique traditions such as Aggie Escape, an overnight adventure activity and Day in the Park where students renovate public parks. There are athletic programs where its teams participate at NCAA Division II. Its mascot is Ole Kim and the colors are Gold and Black.

    The academic programs at the university include almost 50 degree programs. There are Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s programs as well as Non Degree programs in business, arts, languages, social sciences, education, mathematics, computer sciences and others.

    CU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1908
    • NicknameAggies
    • MottoEvery Student. Every Story.
    • ColorsGold and Black
    • LocationOklahoma
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – Lone Star
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous CU Alumni

    • Doug Brown

      Politics & Law

      US Army General and former Commanding General, US Special Operations Command

    • T.W. Shannon

      Politics & Law

      Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, first African-American to hold the position

    • Adrian Wiggins

      Professional Sports

      Former women's basketball coach, at Fresno State; also former head women's basketball coach at University of Mississippi

    • John Brandes

      Professional Sports

      Former National Football League special teams player

    • Gary Jones

      Politics & Law

      Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector

    • William C. Bilo

      Politics & Law

      United States Army Brigadier General, served as Deputy Director of the Army National Guard

    • Avery Johnson

      Professional Sports

      Basketball playe; Presently serving as NBA coach of the Brooklyn Nets


  • East Central University Seal

    East Central University

    Ada, Oklahoma

    East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma
    • 4,444 Total Students
    • 46% Acceptance Rate
    • 69% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,398 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    ECU is a public university offering undergraduate as well as graduate education and which traces its beginning to 1906 when it was founded as a normal school called East Central State Normal School. A product of intense lobbying and growing as per need, by 1919 it was granted permission by the Oklahoma Legislature to offer four year and degree programs. With expansion in its academic disciplines, in 1939 it transformed into East Central State College.

    By 1947, the college gained university status and adopted its present name in 1985. It is based in Ada, Oklahoma and is committed to providing a learning environment characterised by inclusivity, diversity, knowledge and innovation empowering students for present day, globally affected societies and professions.

    Campus life at East Central University is simple, welcoming but exciting, delivering every resource and contributing to every activity resulting in learning and development. Students find the biggest opportunity to work as leaders and learn service, through participation in the Student Government Association, where they work for student interests and take up on service roles. Students also find serving opportunities in the Campus Activities Board through which they organise and plan events, activities and entertainment for fellow students. These include social, educational as well as recreational events. Learning opportunities also exist in participation in student run organisations, of which more than 50 are present on campus along with the Greek Life. The students also enthusiastically celebrate recreation and athletics as its teams, ‘Tigers’ compete at Great American Conference. The university’s official colors are Orange and Black and its mascot is the ‘Roary the Tiger’.

    The academic programs offered at ECU consist of more than 70 degree programs. Its notable departments and facilities are The Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, Linscheid Library Frank R. Crabtree Sr. Honor Plaza and Kerr Activities Center.

    ECU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1909
    • NicknameTigers
    • MascotRoary the Tiger
    • ColorsOrange and Black
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous ECU Alumni

    • Lyle Boren

      Business & Industry

      Former United States Congressman

    • Robert S. Kerr

      Politics & Law

      Former Governor of the State of Oklahoma, and also U.S. Senator

    • Todd Graham

      Professional Sports

      Arizona State Sun Devils Head Football Coach

    • Gil Morgan

      Professional Sports

      Professional golfer

    • Cliff Thrift

      Professional Sports

      Former professional football player with San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams

    • Kenneth Hite

      Entertainment & Arts

      Professional author and game designer

    • Hallie Brown Ford

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Philanthropist

    • Kevin Turner

      Business & Industry

      Senior executive with the Microsoft Corporation, and also former president and chief executive officer of Sam's Club

    • La Vern E. Weber

      Politics & Law

      United States Army Lieutenant General and Chief of the National Guard Bureau


  • Family of Faith College

    Shawnee, Oklahoma

    Family of Faith College in Shawnee, Oklahoma
    • 32 Total Students
    • 60% Acceptance Rate
    • 67% Enrollment Rate
    • 6 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Family of Faith Christian University (FFCU) commonly known as Family of Faith College has been established by Dr. Sam Matthews, his wife Kathy and Family of Faith Fellowship as a non-profit private institution. Dr. Sam finished his undergraduate and graduate studies from Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary respectively. It was founded in order provide churches with well trained members capable of fulfilling astolic and pastoral duties. In 1989, Dr. Sam decided to purchase a property to be able to inaugurate a university with that target.  The university is considered to be a domestic post-secondary college that is administered on a daily basis by a committee of several members including a director of spiritual life. Shawnee City in Pottawatomie County was chosen in 1992 to found FFCU since it possesses a strategic region in Oklahoma State. Shawnee is only 112 miles far away from McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System that linked it with the Mexico gulf and 45 minutes only away from Oklahoma City attractions.

    FFCU is a Christian non-denominational private university that possesses an ethics code based on two fundamental substrates: spreading the Holy Spirit while raising graduate students in addition to training laborers who could serve God and church and not discriminating any person either on the student enrollment level or employee hiring level based on nationality, sex, race, color or physical disability hindrance.

    FFCU has several interesting unique facts including accepting international students according to the Department of Homeland Security License, having a large community of faculty and staff who believe that they should connect with people through Gospel and following the International Christian Leadership Connections (ICLC) that help in manipulation of academic curricula to fulfill churches requirements worldwide.

    FFCU offers 4 master programs in Arts & Divinity with different concentrations related to religious and biblical studies through which the students could learn to serve God and church. The offered programs are designed to enrich the students’ personage, occupational and intellectual capabilities, and moral spirits.

    FFCU School Facts

    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationUndenominational

  • Randall University Seal

    Randall University

    Moore, Oklahoma

    Randall University in Moore, Oklahoma
    • 329 Total Students
    • 51% Acceptance Rate
    • 88% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 249 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Randall University is a Christian liberal arts higher education institute associated with the Free Will Baptists. The college was established in 1959 under the name of Oklahoma Bible College. The college faced a challenge at its foundation to find a permanent place for its campus. Initially, it operated at in the basement of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Tulsa before moving in the same year to Wagoner. The college moved again to to the Northwest Free Will Baptist Church in Oklahoma City then to the Capitol Hill Free Will Baptist Church of Oklahoma City in 1961 and 1962, respectively. Four years later, the college moved to its current location south of Moore, Oklahoma. The college name was changed to Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in honor of Hillsdale College. In 2004, the college launched its graduate school which was named Randall Graduate School in honor of the American Revolutionary War veteran and early Free Will Baptist leader in New England Benjamin Randall. In 2013, the college started its teacher certification programs. The name was eventually changed to its current name in 2016.

    Randall states its mission is to develop its students intellectually, physically, morally and socially. It aims at preparing them to serve the church and the community.

    The university campus provides several facilities to the students including the library which is called The Geri Ann Hull Learning Resource Center. Other buildings on-campus include Bill J. and Alma Lou Barber Chapel/ Classroom, John H. West Administration Building, Oller Annex, Vandivort Maintenance Building, Friends Hall, Barnard Hall and Willey Hall. The college athletic teams compete in ACCA and NCCAA.

    The university is currently divided into three undergraduate schools in addition to the school of professional and graduate studies. It offers 10 baccalaureate degrees in more than 20 concentrations. It also offers three master’s degree and teacher certification degrees.

    RU School Facts

    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationFree Will Baptist Church

  • Langston University Seal

    Langston University

    Langston, Oklahoma

    • 2,543 Total Students
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Langston University is a public university and the only historically black university located in Oklahoma. It was established in 1897 under the name of Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University as a result of the second Morrill Act in 1890. This act required from states with land grant universities to either admit African American or establish an alternative institute for them in order to be able to receive federal funds. It was renamed Langston University in 1940 in honor of John Mercer Langston who was a civil rights leader, congressman and founder of the Howard University Law School. In the 1960s, Langston underwent complete renovation with several additions to its facilities. In 2005, the university was approved to offer doctoral degree program.

    Langston campus is located in a rural area of Langston, Oklahoma with several distinctive buildings as the President’s residence, Centennial Courts Apartments, Cimmarron Gardens Apartments, W.E. Anderson Stadium, Langston Commons Apartments, John & Laurie Coleman Heritage Center, I.W. Young Auditorium, Hargrove Music Hall, G. Lamar Harrison Library, Page Hall, the White House, Young Hall and Calvin Hall/ITS among others. The official colors of the university are orange and blue while its athletic teams who are nicknamed the Lions compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC).

    The university is divided into six schools in additions to the graduate education and summer programs. It offers 25 bachelor degree program, 6 associate degree programs, 3 graduate degree programs and 1 doctoral degree program. There are other non-degree programs as The Edwin P. Mccabe Honors Program. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in addition to six other accreditation agencies providing accreditation to specific programs.

    LU School Facts

    • Years Estd.March 12, 1897 (1897-03-12)
    • NicknameLions
    • MottoEducation For Service
    • ColorsBlue and Orange
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous LU Alumni

    • Robert DoQui

      Entertainment & Arts

      actor who is most known for his role as King George in the 1973 film Coffy

    • Nancy Riley

      Politics & Law

      Former member of the Oklahoma Senate

    • Dr. Henry Ponder

      Education & Advocacy

      Former president of Fisk University, Talladega College and Benedict College

    • Bessie Coleman

      Social Advocacy & Service

      the first American woman to obtain an International Pilot's license and the first African American pilot

    • Clara Luper

      Social Advocacy & Service

      civil rights leader


  • Mid-America Christian University Seal

    Mid-America Christian University

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    • 2,540 Total Students
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mid-America Christian University is a private higher education institute offering liberal arts studies. It was established in 1953 under the name of South Texas Bible Institute, initially located in Houston, Texas. Establishment was motivated by the efforts of Dr. Max R. Gaulke and the First Church of God. The name of the college was changed in 1955 to Gulf Coast Bible College along with the growth of the institute to a 4-year college. In 1966, the college joined the American Association of Bible Colleges gaining its full membership two years later. In 1968, the college also got membership in the Commission on Higher Education of the Church of God. The college established and expanded its campus in Houston by purchasing and demolishing houses in the surrounding area. This continued till 1984 when the college decided to move to Oklahoma City. The move was completed in the following year although it was not supported by all members of the college. The name was also changed during the relocation to become Mid-America Bible College. The institute finally got its current name in 2003.

    The university campus covers 65 acres including several distinctive buildings and facilities as Gaulke Activity Center, Fowler Student Center, Kennedy Hall, James Curtis Sports Complex, James Curtis Sports Complex and Earlywine YMCA. The university library, which is known as The Charles Ewing Brown Library, contains more than 166,000 volumes and over 40,000 print books. The campus also offers 5 male and 5 female residential halls as Hathcoat Hall, Atwell Hall, Pumpelly Hall and Harrington Hall. The official colors of the university are maroon and white while its mascot is called Evangels. Its athletic teams compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference as members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

    The university is divided into two colleges which are in turn divided into 12 schools. It offers academic programs in more than 25 major fields of study. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Mid-America Christian School Facts

    • Years Estd.1953
    • MascotEvangels
    • MottoDream BIGGER. Do GREATER.
    • LocationOklahoma
    • AthleticsNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
    • Religious AffiliationChurch of God

  • Northeastern State University Seal

    Northeastern State University

    Tahlequah, Oklahoma

    • 8,251 Total Students
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • 56% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,559 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Northeastern State University (NSU) is a public university located at the foot of the Ozark Mountains in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The university was established in 1851 making it the first higher education institute to be established west of the Mississippi River. The university was established by the Cherokee Nation under the name of “National Female Seminary at Tahlequah”. In 1909, the State Legislature of Oklahoma approved the establishment of Northeastern State Normal School at Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The legislature purchased the land, building and equipment of the Cherokee Female Seminary for the establishment of the school from the Cherokee Tribal Government. In 1921, the school was recognized as a four year college changing its name to Northeastern State Teachers College. The college later expanded into a comprehensive higher education institute offering liberal arts studies. In 1974, the college started offering graduate degree programs changing its name to Northeastern State College. In 1985, the college achieved the university status changing its name to the current one.

    The university campus covers more than 200 acres on the former location of the Cherokee Female Seminary. The former building of the seminary is currently named the Seminary Hall and is used as an academic building. Other important buildings on campus include the W. Roger Webb Educational Technology Center, Bagley Hall, John Vaughan Library and the CASE Building. The campus offers 9 residential halls including Haskell Hall, Hastings Hall, Isabell Cobb Hall, Logan Hall, North Leoser complex, South Leoser complex and Wyly Hall. Additionally, the university operates several branch locations. These include Muskogee campus which was opened in 1993 on 23 acres and Broken Arrow campus which was opened in 2002. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed RiverHawks, compete in NCAA Division II as a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The official colors of the university are gray and green.

    The university is divided into 5 colleges offering 69 undergraduate, 18 graduate and 13 pre-professional programs.

    NSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.March 6, 1909 (1909-03-06)
    • NicknameRiverHawks
    • MascotRowdy the RiverHawk
    • MottoCherokee: ____. __ _____.
    • ColorsNSU Green, NSU Gray
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous NSU Alumni

    • Bob Hudson

      Professional Sports

      former NFL player

    • Carrie Underwood

      Entertainment & Arts

      winner of American Idol season 4

    • Bob Berry

      Business & Industry

      co-founder and CEO of Tri-B Nursery, Inc.

    • Drew Edmondson

      Politics & Law

      former Attorney General of Oklahoma

    • Bill Bright

      Education & Advocacy

      founder of Campus Crusade for Christ


  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University Seal

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University

    Alva, Oklahoma

    • 2,136 Total Students
    • 48% Acceptance Rate
    • 89% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 862 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) is a public higher education institute located in Alva, Oklahoma. The university was established in 1897 by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature. The university initially started as a normal school under the name of “Northwestern Territorial Normal School”. The school started its first class temporarily in the Congregational Church and was taught by two teachers only in addition to the school president, James E. Ament. The school completed its first permenant building in the same year which is named “Castle on the Hill”. In 1919, the school became a four-year college changing its name to “Northwestern Oklahoma Teachers College” before changing its name again 20 years later to “Northwestern State College”. In 1935, the Castle on the Hill building was completely destroyed by fire. In 1951, the college was authorized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to offer courses transferable to Oklahoma State University. Three years later, the college started offering master’s degree programs. In 1974, the college achieved the university status changing its name to the current one. In 2000, the university was among the first institutes to offer bachelor degree in e-commerce.

    Northwestern Oklahoma campus grew from 40 acres in 1897 to more than 400 acres with 36 buildings. Important buildings on campus include Shockley Hall, Fryer Hall, Ament Hall, Percefull Fieldhouse, Herod Hall, Carter Hall and Coronado Hall. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Rangers, compete in the Great American Conference as members of the NCAA Division II. Its official colors are red and black.

    The university is divided into two schools offering bachelor degree programs in 40 areas of study. The university is recognized as the top University in Oklahoma State and among the top universities regarding low student debts. NWOSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    NWOSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1897
    • MascotRangers
    • MottoLearn Today, Lead Tomorrow
    • ColorsRed and Black
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous NWOSU Alumni

    • Patrick Crayton

      Professional Sports

      National Football League player

    • Harold Keith

      Entertainment & Arts

      author who is known for his book "Rifles for Watie"

    • Mike Hargrove

      Professional Sports

      Major League Baseball player and manager

    • Joe L. Heaton

      Politics & Law

      Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma

    • Mike Adenuga

      Business & Industry

      Founder and CEO of Globacom Limited


  • Oklahoma Baptist University Seal

    Oklahoma Baptist University

    Shawnee, Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma
    • 1,986 Total Students
    • 61% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,816 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) is a private Christian university for liberal arts. It was established in 1910 by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma which stills owns the university. The university was established on 60 acres donated by the City of Shawnee along with $100,000. It was named the Baptist University of Oklahoma and its campus was called the Kickapoo site. The university held its first class in 1911 which included 150 students. The class was held in the basement of the First Baptist Church and in the Convention Hall of Shawnee. In 1911, the university faced financial difficulties because of general depression in the state which led to suspending classes while continuing organization and fund raising efforts. The university was reopened in 1915 after completing the construction of the Administration Hall which was later known as Shawnee Hall. The name of the university was changed 5 years later to the current one.
    Oklahoma Baptist currently occupies an urban campus covering more than 210 acres. The campus offers several distinctive facilities including Bailey Business Center, Geiger Center, Mabee Learning Center, the Noble Complex, John Wesley Raley Chapel, Andrew Potter Auditorium, Jent Alumni Center and Ford Music Hall. The campus is also home to many monuments which are class gifts or external donations. Monuments include the sundial, the bison statue, Gold Star Park, the quadrangle clocktower and the Truth Walk. Unmarried students under 21 years are all required to live on campus. The university offers 8 apartment complexes and 5 residence halls. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed the Bison, compete in the Great American Conference as members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Athletic facilities offered by the university include the Noble Complex and Clark Craig Fieldhouse. Oklahoma is currently divided into colleges and schools including Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Service, Paul Dickinson School of Business and Warren M. Angell College of Fine Arts.

    Oklahoma Baptist School Facts

    • Years Estd.1910
    • NicknameBison
    • Motto"Eruditione Religioneque Veritas"
    • ColorsGreen and Gold
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

    Famous Oklahoma Baptist Alumni

    • William R. Pogue

      Science & Medicine

      NASA astronaut and pilot of Skylab 4

    • Al Tucker

      Professional Sports

      basketball player

    • David Lynn Russell

      Politics & Law

      United States Federal Judge

    • Bruce Fowler

      Entertainment & Arts

      opera singer

    • Oral Roberts

      Education & Advocacy

      founder and former president of Oral Roberts University


  • Oklahoma Christian University Seal

    Oklahoma Christian University

    Edmond, Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Oklahoma
    • 2,570 Total Students
    • 59% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,597 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) is a private Christian higher education institute for liberal arts. It was established in 1950 by members of the Churches of Christ. It initially operated in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on a campus covering 152 acres. It was a two year college under the name of Central Christian College. It started constructing a new campus in Oklahoma City. The campus was completed and the college relocated in the following year. The college was renamed in 1959 Oklahoma Christian College when it started offering bachelor degree programs. It finally achieved the university status and got its current name in the 1990s when it was reorganized into separate colleges. In 1994, the university opened a branch campus on the former campus of Columbia Christian College. The branch campus was named Cascade College and remained in operation till it was closed in 2009. In 2001, the university was among the first institute in the United States to offer wireless internet connection all-over its campus along with providing laptop to every of its full time students.

    The university campus currently covers 240 acres offering several distinctive buildings including the Williams-Branch Center for Biblical Studies which contains Scott Chapel, Mabee Learning Center which contains Tom & Ada Beam Library and Benson Hall which is the main administrative building. Other important buildings include Cogswell-Alexander Hall, Gaylord Hall, Gaylord Hall and the Davisson American Heritage Building. Hardeman Auditorium is the main facility on campus for performances and convocations. The campus offers around 1,000 residential units distributed on 11 residence halls and 9 apartment complexes. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed the Eagles and Lady Eagles, compete in the the NCAA Division II as members of Heartland Conference.

    The university offers 27 undergraduate degree programs granting baccalaureate degrees. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    OC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1950 (1950)
    • MascotEagles and Lady Eagles
    • ColorsMaroon and gray
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationChurches of Christ

    Famous OC Alumni

    • Molefi Kete Asante

      Education & Advocacy

      founder of the first Ph.D. program in African-American Studies

    • Allison Garrett

      Education & Advocacy

      president at Emporia State University

    • Rhein Gibson

      Professional Sports

      Professional golfer and Guinness World Record holder

    • Dan Branch

      Politics & Law

      former member of the Texas House of Representatives

    • Jim Beaver

      Entertainment & Arts

      film and television actor, co-star of Deadwood and Supernatural


  • Oklahoma City University Seal

    Oklahoma City University

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • 2,991 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,562 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oklahoma City University (OCU) is a private coeducational university that was historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university was established in 1902 under the name of Epworth University. Construction of the campus started in the same year and was completed 2 years later. The college was closed in 1911 because of financial difficulties while the church formed Oklahoma Methodist University. The college relocated in 1919 to Oklahoma City under the name of Oklahoma City College. In 1924, the college got its current name to indicate the expansion of the college. In 1950s, the university received accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The university then expanded by taking control of Oklahoma City College of Law and reached a partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1976, the church started a fund raising campaign which collected $3 million by 1980. In the following year, the college paid all debts and started making profits for the first time since 1975. Part of the college campus including the Goldstar Building was listed in 1978 as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

    The university states that its mission is to prepare students to create, lead and serve. The university campus covers 104 acres offering several distinctive buildings and facilities including Clara Jones Administration Building, Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel, Dulaney-Browne Library, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Building, Sarkeys Science and Mathematics Center, McDaniel University Center, Edith Kinney Gaylord Center, Meinders School of Business and Henry K. Freede Wellness and Activity Center. The campus offers several residential options to the students including Oklahoma United Methodist Hall, Banning Hall, Walker Hall and Cokesbury Court.

    The university is divided into 8 colleges and schools including Petree College of Arts & Sciences, Meinders School of Business, Kramer School of Nursing, Wanda L. Bass School of Music, Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment and Wimberly School of Religion. The university offers 70 undergraduate programs, 1 master’s program and 2 doctoral programs. OCU is classified by Carnegie Foundation as a master’s college and university.

    OCU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1904
    • NicknameStars
    • MascotStarsky the Ram
    • MottoVeritas Ecclesia Cognitio
    • Motto Eng.Truth, Church, and Knowledge
    • ColorsBlue and White
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationUnited Methodist

    Famous OCU Alumni

    • Mason Williams

      Entertainment & Arts

      Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer and writer

    • Leon C. Phillips

      Politics & Law

      former Governor of Oklahoma

    • David L. Goldfein

      Politics & Law

      21st Air Force Chief of Staff

    • Yvonne Kauger

      Politics & Law

      Supreme Court of Oklahoma

    • Bud Koper

      Professional Sports

      former NBA player and All-American basketball player


  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University Seal

    Oklahoma Panhandle State University

    Goodwell, Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma
    • 1,232 Total Students
    • 68% Acceptance Rate
    • 54% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 634 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU) is a public higher education institute located in Goodwell, Oklahoma. The university was established in 1908 following a decision by the Oklahoma Legislature led to the establishment of agricultural and mechanical schools as well as normal schools for each of the Supreme Court judicial districts. The college was opened in the following year as a secondary agriculture school under the name of Pan-Handle Agricultural Institute. In 1915, the college started offering courses to prepare teachers for public schools. In 1921, it became a 2-year college changing its name to Panhandle Agricultural and Mechanical College. It expanded in 1925 to a four year college. The name was changed again in 1967 to Oklahoma Panhandle State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. It finally got its current name as a university in 1974.

    The university aims at providing higher education to the community of Oklahoma Panhandle and surrounding areas. The university campus offers several distinctive buildings including Sewell-Loofbourrow Hall, Hesper Hall, Carter Hall, Field Hall, Muller Hall, Hughes-Strong Hall, Hefley Hall, Hamilton Hall, Carl Wooten Field, Aggie Hall, Sexton Hall and Garrett Leo Draper Clubhouse. The campus library is known as Marvin E. McKee Library. The university athletic teams compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference  and the NAIA Central States Football League. The oldest building on campus, Franklin Hall, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    OPSU is divided into 6 schools and colleges. It offers bachelor and associate degree programs. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in addition to 3 other organizations providing specific accreditation to certain programs. The university offers financial support to enrolled students as academic scholarships, activity scholarships or scholarships from Panhandle State Foundation.

    OPSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1909
    • NicknameAggies
    • MottoProgress Through Knowledge
    • ColorsCrimson and Blue
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous OPSU Alumni

    • Frank Beede

      Professional Sports

      former professional American football player

    • Jim Holder

      Professional Sports

      American football player


  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Seal

    Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

    Okmulgee, Oklahoma

    • 2,617 Total Students
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    OSUIT is a public and state supported institute that is part of the Oklahoma State University System, the flagship campus of which was founded in 1890 under the Morrill Act of 1862. It is a technical institute of the system and was founded in year 1946. It was originally called as the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training. As it extended its academic offerings it was renamed several times, with the present name being adopted in 2008.

    The institute is based in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, OSUIT offers advance technology programs through an applied learning curriculum. With its comprehensive programs, openness to diversity and innovation, the institute not just quality work force but contributing members of society.

    At the campus of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology students find a vibrant environment. The ‘Cowboy Life’ is much more than academic and so students find extracurricular activities in the form of participation and involvement in the student clubs. There are over 20 student led clubs and organisations on campus where students meet other students for learning outside of classrooms and that share similar interests with them. There is also a Student Union, an activity center offering bookstore, veteran lounge, post office, health services and other such. There are also other various student activities that don’t just promote involvement but also bring entertainment and fun for the students, these include Children’s Christmas Party, Welcome Back Lunches, concerts etc. There are also community service events such as the Blood Drives and Wellness Programs. Discussion and seminars are also arranged on the campus aimed at being service learning, skill development and leadership growth. Recreation and sports is offered through intramurals which are a good way for physical fitness as well as healthy competition. The campus colors are Orange and Black.

    Academic programs at OSUIT include over 30 programs in technical fields including Associate degree programs as well as Pre professional programs. There are 10 schools through which these programs are offered.

    OSUIT School Facts

    • Years Estd.1946
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Oklahoma State University Seal

    Oklahoma State University

    Stillwater, Oklahoma

    Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma
    • 25,930 Total Students
    • 75% Acceptance Rate
    • 44% Enrollment Rate
    • 20 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 12,501 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    OSU is a public institute and a land grant and sun grant university which was originally founded in 1890 under the Morrill Act of 1862. It was established as the Oklahoma Territorial Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College and held its first class a year later in 1891. Entering 20th century, the college expanded the campus while also making additions to its curriculum.

    As it did, it came to be known as Oklahoma State University, renamed by the Oklahoma Legislature. Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, it is the flagship campus with five other branch campuses. Overtime, the university has made advancements in knowledge and research, committing to excellence, diversity and a strong sense of community purpose.

    Campus life at OSU is a rich with experiences, facilitating acceptance of diversity and perspectives. It is not only about research and academics but brings a huge range of extracurricular activities as well. There are leadership opportunities available which formally train and equip students will skills through Leadership Council, Leadership Minor, Camp Cowboy or others. There are also 400+ student led organisations including the Student Government and the Student Union Activities Board where the students get to practice their leadership skills and work for improvement of campus life. There are also fraternities and sororities. Additional student support services exist in the form of career services, academic assistance, tutoring and others. There is also civic engagement and volunteering opportunities by working for non profits, schools, medical service providers and others. For entertainment, the campus celebrates arts through fine arts and performing arts activities; there are also other student events held such as Miss OSU, Fanfare of Lights, Summer on the Plaza etc. Students also participate in athletics at NCAA Division I. The teams are called ‘Cowboys & Cowgirls’, the official mascot is ‘Pistol Pete’ and the colors are Orange and Black.

    The academic programs at OSU consist of over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and its notable facilities are Morrill Hall, Murray Hall, Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products, Colvin Center, Cordell Hall and others.

    OSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1890
    • NicknameCowboys & Cowgirls
    • MascotPistol Pete
    • ColorsOrange, Black
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Seal

    Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • 5,963 Total Students
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    OSU-OKC is a public institute and one of the universities of the Oklahoma State University System. The flagship campus of the system was founded in year 1890 in Stillwater, Oklahoma under the Morrill Act of 1862. It started as Territorial Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College and as it added various academic programs it began to expand. It also started to add various campuses to the institute.

    This university was added as a branch campus to the flagship institute in year 1961 but came to its present condition year 1991. It is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The university has continued with its tradition of offering academic excellence and a mature well rounded development of its students.

    Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City provides meaningful experience to its students at the campus through its learning focused environment. Students participate in the Student Government Association where they learn leadership through practical experience and working for student welfare and campus improvement. There are also other student organisations which enhance the experience further by bringing students of various backgrounds on a single platform through shared interests. The campus also offers Service Learning where students are formally educated and trained in civic engagement and community service through classroom instructions and fairs which are held every semester. Display of commitment towards community development takes place through community service initiatives and events such as Litter Blitzes, mentor programs, working with non profits or participating either as a Big Brother or Big Sister, in churches or in schools. Through SHiNE Program, students who volunteer for programs are recognized for their efforts. The students are also offered career services which helps them be prepared for their future careers as well as connect with prospective employers through career fairs and other similar initiatives. The university official colors are Orange and Black.

    Academic programs offered at OSU-OKC consist of 40 Associate degrees and certificate programs.

    OSU-OKC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1961
    • MottoOSU-OKC To A Higher Degree
    • ColorsOrange & Black
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Oklahoma Wesleyan University

    Bartlesville, Oklahoma

    • 1,527 Total Students
    • 95% Acceptance Rate
    • 10% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,092 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a private evangelical Christian higher education institute affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. The university was established by the merge of several former colleges. In 1909, Miltonvale Wesleyan College was established in Miltonvale, Kansas. In the following year, Colorado Springs Bible College was established. In 1959, Colorado Springs merged with Pilgrim Bible College and Holiness Evangelistic, which were founded in 1917 and 1932, forming Central Pilgrim College. In 1968, the latter was renamed Bartlesville Wesleyan College following the merge between the Pilgrim Holiness Church and Wesleyan Methodist Church into the Wesleyan Church. In 1972, Miltonvale Wesleyan College merged into Bartlesville Wesleyan College. In 2001, Bartlesville got its current name as Oklahoma Wesleyan University. In 2015, the university announced its withdrawing its membership from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities as an opposition to the decision of two member institutes to allow hiring of same sex couples.

    The college campus offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Lyon Chapel and Fine Arts Center, Lewis Alumni Park, Keating Center, Campbell Science Building, Haltom Campus Center, Drake Library, Roberts Fitness Annex, Mueller Sports Center, Piper Hall, Adee Hall, Susanna Wesley Hall and Colaw Hall. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed the Eagles, compete in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference as members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

    The university offers 35 majors. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It has been ranked 74th among the west region according to the U.S. News and World Report.

    OKWU School Facts

    • NicknameEagles
    • MottoA university where Jesus is Lord
    • ColorsUniversity Navy and Red
    • LocationOklahoma
    • AthleticsNAIA – KCAC
    • Religious AffiliationWesleyan

    Famous OKWU Alumni

    • Jim Garlow

      Social Advocacy & Service

      minister, author and political activist

    • Jordan Tata

      Professional Sports

      Major League Baseball player

    • David Brown

      Politics & Law

      Minnesota state legislator

    • Todd Burpo

      Social Advocacy & Service

      minister and author of Heaven is for Real

    • Sadiel Rojas

      Professional Sports

      professional basketball player in NBA D-League


  • Oral Roberts University Seal

    Oral Roberts University

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • 3,611 Total Students
    • 64% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,339 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Oral Roberts University is a private Christian liberal arts university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The university was established by Oral Roberts in 1963 with the aim of building a university on God’s authority and the Holy Spirit. The first class was held at the university in 1965. The class consisted of 300 students who studied at 7 buildings constructed on campus at that time. Two years later, the university completed the construction of the Prayer Tower at the center with the total cost of $2 million. In 1971, the university received its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. In 1978, the university started the school of medicine with the establishment of the City of Faith Medical and Research Center hospital three years later. However, the school and the hospital were closed in 1989. Four years later, Richard Roberts, son of Oral Roberts, became the university president. In 2007, Richard Roberts took a leave of absence in response to a lawsuit filed by former university professors. Richard was accused at the lawsuit of inappropriate use of the university funds and resources for personal and political purposes. One month later, he finally resigned from his position. At that time, the university was facing significant financial difficulties with more than $50 million in debt. The university was able to overcome this situation and paying all its debts in 2009 after completing the $25 Million Dollar Matching Campaign and receiving a $70 million donation from the Mart Green Family.

    ORU campus covers 263 acres with several distinctive buildings and facilities including the Howard Auditorium, the Graduate Center, the Mabee Center, and Christ’s Chapel. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Golden Eagles, compete in the Southland Conference as members of the Summit League.

    The university is divided into 6 colleges including Anna Vaughn College of Nursing. It is accredited by the the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in addition to 6 other accrediting entities for specific programs.

    ORU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1965
    • NicknameGolden Eagles
    • MottoEducating the whole person
    • ColorsNavy and gold
    • LocationOklahoma
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – The Summit
    • Religious AffiliationOther Protestant

    Famous ORU Alumni

    • Prince Mumba

      Professional Sports

      Runner, represented Zambia at the 2004 and 2012 Olympics

    • Kathie Lee Gifford

      Entertainment & Arts

      American singer, songwriter, and actress

    • Doug Bernier

      Professional Sports

      Major League Baseball player

    • Andretti Bain

      Professional Sports

      2008 Olympic medal winner for Bahamas

    • Daniel Amen

      Science & Medicine

      American celebrity doctor who practices as a psychiatrist and brain disorder specialist


  • University of Central Oklahoma Seal

    University of Central Oklahoma

    Edmond, Oklahoma

    University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma
    • 16,910 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 69% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,122 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    University of Central Oklahoma is a public higher education institute located Edmond, Oklahoma. The university was established in 1890 before the foundation of the State of Oklahoma as the Territorial Normal School. The school received $5000 of donations from Oklahoma County and 40 acre-piece of land from Anton Classen. The school used 10 acres of the land to establish its campus while using the remaining part of the land for fundraising. Classes started in the following year in the Epworth League Room within the unfurnished First Methodist Church with 23 students.  In 1892, the school established its first building on campus and was opened in the following year. The first graduation ceremony was held in 1897. The name of the school was changed in 1904 to Central State Normal School. In 1919, the school received approval from the State Board of Education to offer 4-year bachelor programs. In 1941, the college joined a coordinated state system of post-secondary education. In 1954, the college started offering Master of Teaching Degree program.  In 1971, Central Oklahoma was recognized by the state legislature as a university changing its name to Central State University. The name of the university was changed again in 1990 to its current name.

    Central Oklahoma has an urban campus covering 210 acres. The campus has several prominent buildings including Max Chambers Library, Coyner Health Sciences Building, Howell Hall, Mitchell Hall Theatre, Thatcher Hall, Wantland Hall and W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute. The campus also offers 5 residential buildings including Murdaugh Hall and West Hall. The university athletic teams compete in NCAA Division II as member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

    The university is divided into 7 colleges including the British Academy of Contemporary Music. Central Oklahoma was ranked in 2009 among the top %10 of US colleges by the Forbes Magazine.

    UCO School Facts

    • Years Estd.December 24, 1890 (1890-12-24)
    • NicknameBronchos
    • MascotBuddy Broncho
    • MottoUbi Motus Est (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Where Movement Is
    • ColorsBlue and Bronze
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UCO Alumni

    • Stan Case

      Entertainment & Arts

      CNN Radio and Headline News anchor

    • Joe Aska

      Professional Sports

      former NFL player

    • Bijan Allipour

      Business & Industry

      CEO of National Iranian South Oil Company

    • Donna Campbell

      Politics & Law

      member of the Texas Senate

    • Milt Heflin

      Science & Medicine

      former General Director, NASA, Johnson Space Center


  • University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center Seal

    University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • 3,389 Total Students
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    OUHSC is a higher education public institute that has its roots in the College of Medicine that was founded in 20th century.  Thereon, it merged with another medical college in the region, became a four year university and further schools were added under it. In 1919 University Hospital was also added to it.

    Gradually its programs improved and schools transitioned into colleges and by 1971 became University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center. It is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and aims to provide comprehensive education producing intellects, researchers as well as leaders in health sciences and patient care.

    While at University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center the students find every resource and opportunity, academic as well as non academic that helps them pursue their goals and achieve growth. There are more than 90 registered student organisations running on campus and which provide excellence opportunity to improve skills, develop ideas and meet new people. Students also take active part in running the Student Government Association and work for student rights and overall welfare. There is also a student union which is the activity center providing space for activities, events or as needed. Student activities at the university also consist of learning leadership skills through the Leadership Lunch Series, volunteering time and resources for initiatives such as Food Drives, Sooner Event etc; and other yearly events organised by the Campus Programming Board such as Welcome Week, Spring Fling etc. Other student support services include career services, academic, personal or professional student counselling and Health and recreational programs. The university offers intramural sports.

    Academic programs at OUHSC consist of four Bachelors degree, 15 Masters Degree, 10+ Doctorate programs and other certificates and graduate programs. Its notable facilities are the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center, David L. Boren Student Union, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library.

    OUHSC School Facts

    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • University of Oklahoma Seal

    University of Oklahoma

    Norman, Oklahoma

    University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma
    • 27,428 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 45% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 12,002 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    OU is a public research university that traces its earliest beginnings 17 years before Oklahoma was made into a state. It was in 1890 when it was established by the Oklahoma Territorial legislature along with two other institutes. It enrolled its first students two years later and soon started to expand its academics, gradually adding schools and colleges.

    It is a space grant institute and is based in Norman, Oklahoma. Being the flagship campus of the University of Oklahoma system, the university has upheld its academic excellence and standard of research activities, promoting discovery, inquiry, leadership and global responsiveness.

    At the campus of University of Oklahoma students find a vibrant and exciting environment which enables not just learning and growth but also lasting memories and personal and professional connections. Students get involved around the campus through more than 40 student run organisations which offer a range of interests and fields and serve as friendly spaces for pursuing academic or other interest outside of classrooms. By running these organisations and clubs students learn additional team building skills. Furthermore there is also the Student affairs department which brings activities and programs also aimed at student development through involvement; these include workshops, open dialogues, parent and family programs and others. Students are also shaped into future leaders through program such as George McLaurin Male Leadership Initiative and the Sylvia A. Lewis Women’s Leadership Initiative. They are also made aware of the significance and understanding of diversity through diversity programs such as Diversity Enrichment Programs (DEP). Besides learning, students enjoy taking part in athletic completion at NCAA division I. The teams are called ‘Sooners’, the mascot is ‘Boomer and Sooner’ and the colors are Crimson and Cream.

    Academic programs at OU include Undergraduate programs with 170 majors, 75+ Masters Degree programs and 50+ Doctoral programs. Its notable departments/facilities are Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, Gallogly College of Engineering, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, Bizzell Memorial Library, Gaylord Hall, Price Hall, Wagner Student Academic Services Center and others.

    OU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1890 (1890)
    • NicknameSooners
    • MascotBoomer and Sooner
    • MottoLatin: Civi et Reipublicae
    • Motto Eng.For the benefit of the Citizen and the State
    • ColorsCrimson and Cream
    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • University of Tulsa Seal

    University of Tulsa

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

    University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • 4,671 Total Students
    • 44% Acceptance Rate
    • 24% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,762 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    TU is a private institute and a research university which traces its roots to a female boarding school established in 1882 Muskogee, Indian Territory. The newly established Presbyterian School for Indian Girls quickly made progress and evolved into Henry Kendall College by 1894. When faced with financial troubles, it sought help from Synod of Indian Territory and relocated.

    In Tulsa, Oklahoma, its present location, it merged with another newly founded institute and was made into the University of Tulsa, as the charter was approved in 1920. A non-denominational institute today, it is directed towards excellence in intellect, character formation and promotion of thinking and discovery.

    The atmosphere at the campus of TU is filled with excitement and enthusiasm as students get involved around the campus in a range of activities. More than 120 student-led groups and organization run on the campus working in various fields and interests and open for student participation. There is also the student government representing student interests and looking after the student initiatives and programs. There are also the Honor Societies and all these combined not only help students socialize but instil leadership skills and interest. Students can also work as Orientation Leaders, in serving as campus representatives for the new students. New students are inducted into the campus through extensive orientation programs helping them in getting to know the people and resources on campus. Further on, students also get to enjoy student events such as speakers, Grad Party, concerts, lecture series etc and also the celebration of university traditions including Toilet Bowl, Ringing the Cupola Bell, and Carols and Lights on Sharp Plaza among others. There are also campus athletic teams Golden Hurricane playing at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Old Gold, Royal Blue and Crimson and the mascot is the ‘Captain Cane’.

    Academic programs at TU consist of 67 undergraduate, 47 graduate, and 16 doctoral programs. Its notable facilities/departments are Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences, Oxley College of Health Sciences, Collins College of Business, H. A. Chapman Stadium, Donald W. Reynolds Center, McFarlin Library and Mabee Legal Information Center.

    TU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1894
    • NicknameGolden Hurricane
    • MascotCaptain Cane
    • MottoWisdom, Faith, Service
    • ColorsRoyal blue, old gold, and crimson
    • LocationOklahoma
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I (FBS)The American
    • Religious AffiliationPresbyterian Church (USA)

    Famous TU Alumni

    • Jim Hartz

      Entertainment & Arts

      Former co-host of The Today Show

    • Rue McClanahan

      Entertainment & Arts

      Emmy Award-winning actress, known as Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls

    • Doug McMillon

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Walmart

    • Suhail Al Mazroui

      Politics & Law

      Energy minister for the United Arab Emirates

    • Steve Young

      Politics & Law

      Former mayor of Kennewick, Washington

    • Gordon Matthews

      Science & Medicine

      Pioneer of voicemail technology

    • Michael Wehmeyer

      Science & Medicine

      Educational psychologist and pioneer of application of positive psychology to studies of disability

    • Myles W. Scoggins

      Education & Advocacy

      President, Colorado School of Mines; former energy executive



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  • Platt College – Oklahoma Seal

    Platt College – Oklahoma

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    • 195 Total Students
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Platt is a private higher education and skill training institute that traces its beginnings to the late half of 20th century. It was founded in year 1979 to provide career training education in the region. For the state of Oklahoma, the people needed an institute that would train them for as per the labor market needs through formal education and this institute served the purpose.

    Over the entire period, the focus of education and training expanded to include various field such as healthcare, nursing and culinary arts. Presently the college has its campuses throughout Oklahoma, in five locations in Tulsa, Moore, Lawton, Oklahoma City – North and Central, and is committed to providing training and growth for personal and professional success.

    For the students at Platt College life on campus is unique and focused specifically on developing professional skills through training and real world exposure. All of the college campuses provide educational resources for high quality and comprehensive training such as modern classrooms, well equipped for an interactive experience as well as learning and training labs offering all the equipment to learn industry practice and get hands on experience. There are also Learning Resource Centers on the campus which offers a huge range of additional academic resources and material for the students to support their studies. The college also has its three campus operated restaurants where the culinary students in their final years take part in serving the clients and hence gain a real world experience and benefit from the advantages even before they have graduated. For career and professional preparation of its students, the college additionally provides with Career Services. Students are not only helped with gainful employment opportunities and job search but also guided for the right career field, supported with network development, help improve at interviews and prepare effective resumes and cover letters.

    The programs offered at Platt consist of a total 11 programs including three Associate degree programs and a Bachelors degree program, in the fields of Healthcare and Wellness, Nursing and Culinary.

    Platt School Facts

    • LocationOklahoma
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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