Students looking for a slightly smaller campus life have a number of options for furthering their education in the Greater Oklahoma City area. Nearly 17,000 students attend Edmond’s University of Central Oklahoma, making it the third largest college in the state. On the south side of the metro, students at Oklahoma City Community College can earn associate’s degrees and learn valuable technical skills.
The state capital is also home to a number of private universities that bring quality educations to the local academic field. Forbes has listed Oklahoma City University, a liberal arts United Methodist-affiliated school in the Uptown district, on its list of “Best Christian Colleges” and “100 Best College Buys,” according to OCU’s website. The university also recently moved its OCU School of Law downtown and opened in a renovated 105-year-old building that once operated as the first high school in Oklahoma City.
Other metro options include:
- Mid-American Christian University, a liberal arts college accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, which offers more than 25 areas of study.
- Southern Nazarene University’s campus in Bethany serves more than 1,600 students from the nation’s south-central region on an open admissions basis.
- An extensive variety of options for career and technology education, which includes 29 technology center districts on 59 campuses statewide, including, in the Greater Oklahoma City region, Metro Technology Centers and Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City; Mid-Del Technology Center in Midwest City and Del City; Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw; Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee; Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater; and Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman.