Oklahoma City is a community clearly committed to higher education. With 18 public and private colleges, including two comprehensive universities, Greater Oklahoma City offers its citizens with a wide range of higher education choices. The region serves more than 125,000 college students.
Norman, Okla. (20.8 miles from downtown)
The University of Oklahoma is a public research university. OU is No. 1 in the nation in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled per capita among public universities and is in the top five of public universities in the nation in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars. The Princeton Review called OU among the top 10 public universities in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students.
The school offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master's programs, 75 doctorate programs and 20 majors at the first professional level. OU's College of Law has been named one of the 15 best laws schools in the country by the Thomas M. Cooley Guide and the OU Health Sciences Center is Oklahoma's largest and most comprehensive hospital.
Stillwater, Okla. (66.9 miles from downtown)
Oklahoma State University is a land-grant, public research university. OSU has been named a Truman Honor Institute as a result of having 15 Truman Scholars and the Carnegie Foundations classifies OSU as a "High Research Activity" campus. The Princeton Review also named OSU one of its "Best Value" colleges.
OSU's Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture ranks among the top 20 in the nation. The university also features nationally renowned Veterinary, Mechanical Engineering and other Agricultural Science programs.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (3.5 miles from downtown)
Oklahoma City University is a private institute with 3,800 students. OCU offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, 12 graduate degrees, including a J.D., MBA and Ph.D. in Nursing, and an Adult Studies Program for working adults to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. OCU is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the master level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine's "America's Best Colleges" issue. OCU also has a renowned law school, school of theatre and school of music. In fact, three OCU alumni have gone on to win Miss America.
Edmond, Okla. (15.4 miles from downtown)
The University of Central Oklahoma is a public university and was the first institution of higher education established in Oklahoma. UCO offers more than 135 degree options, including the state's largest Computing Science department and one of the top 20 physics departments in the U.S.
Edmond, Okla. (14.0 miles from downtown)
Oklahoma Christian University is a private institute. The university offers degree programs in three colleges: the College of Biblical Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Professional Studies. Oklahoma Christian University has been ranked among the top master's-degree-granting universities in the 16-state Western region by U.S. News and World Report.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (0.4 miles from downtown)
The Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO is a program unlike any other in the United States. The University of Central Oklahoma has teamed up with the ACM of London to offer a music education that really is all about the music. Students are taught by accomplished musicians, production experts, and music business professionals. Not only that, but students also receive master class instruction from some of today's stars from the world of rock, pop, gospel and country music. Nicknamed the "School of Rock" ACM@UCO is located in Bricktown.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (4.8 miles from downtown)
OSU-OKC is a branch campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. It is a North Central Association accredited, state-assisted public technical college offering one bachelor in technology degree, 34 associate in applied science programs, seven associate of science programs, six certificate programs and a variety of developmental non-credit education courses.
Midwest City, Okla. (7.6 miles from downtown)
Rose State College is organized around five divisions: Business and Information Technology, Engineering and Science, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. It offers nearly 60 degree and skilled-occupational programs. Classes are offered during the day, evening, and online in two, four, eight, or 16-week terms.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (10.0 miles from downtown)
Oklahoma City Community College is the fifth largest college in Oklahoma. It grants nearly 1,000 degrees each year in more than 50 associate degree programs. The school offers 3,000 college classes, including day, evening, weekend, online and fast track classes.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (6.4 miles from downtown)
Part of the Langston University system, the Langston University Oklahoma City branch is an adult learning environment offering upper division courses in seven programs at the bachelor level and two programs leading to the master degree.
Chickasha, Okla. (45.1 miles from downtown)
USAO is the only public college with a strictly liberal arts-based curriculum in Oklahoma.
El Reno, Okla. (28.5 miles from downtown)
A two-year community college located west of Oklahoma City.
Bethany, Okla. (11.2 miles from downtown)
SNU is a private, liberal arts school located in Bethany.
Shawnee, Okla. (37.7 miles from downtown)
OBU is a small Christian liberal arts university offering 10 bachelor's degrees in 85 areas of study. OBU has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a "A-Plus School for B Students;" "Great Schools, Great Prices;" and one of the "Best Regional Colleges."
Shawnee, Okla. (35.5 miles from downtown)
St. Gregory's University is Oklahoma's only Catholic university and one of the state's oldest universities.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (7.7 miles from downtown)
The University of Phoenix in Oklahoma City offers degree programs in a wide range of disciplines including Nursing and Health Care, Business/Accounting, Human Services and Criminal Justice.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (13.1 miles from downtown)
A private, liberal arts college, Mid-America Christian University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's programs in a wide range of programs.
Bethany, Okla. (12.7 miles from downtown)
SCU is a private, four-year Christian unviersity. Undergraduate students can choose from more than 14 academent departments. The school also offers two master's degree programs.
Moore, Okla. (8.6 miles from downtown)
A Christian liberal arts college offering several associate's and bachelor's degree programs and a master's degree program in ministry.
Oklahoma City, Okla. (24.9 miles from downtown)
An accredited university offering various degree programs over 34 career fields.