With more than 18 public and private schools with 125,000 college students, we believe Greater OKC is the perfect place to start or continue your college experience. Oklahoma City is 20.9 miles from the University of Oklahoma and only 66.9 miles from Oklahoma State University – the two largest universities in the state with a wide variety of educational opportunities.
Students looking for 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. Oklahoma City University, a liberal arts United Methodist-affiliated school is located in the Uptown district. The university’s OCU School of Law is located downtown and 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.
- Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, a branch of Oklahoma State University,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.
- 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.