With 15 public and private colleges, including two comprehensive universities, Greater Oklahoma City offers its citizens with a wide range of higher education choices to serve its more than 144,000 college students.
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Norman, 20 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 has produced 29 Rhodes Scholars, one of the highest amounts for a public university. 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.
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Stillwater, 67 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 UNIVERSITY
Oklahoma City, 4 miles from downtown
Oklahoma City University is a private institute offering more than 70 undergraduate majors, 20 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 and two alumni have received a Tony Award.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
Edmond, 15 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 United States. UCO has been named the “Most Affordable Public University in Oklahoma” and has been honored as a best “School for Vets.”
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Oklahoma City, 14 miles from downtown
Oklahoma Christian University is a private institution and has been ranked among the top master's-degree-granting universities in the 16-state Western region by U.S. News and World Report. Students can choose from more than 60 majors and 30 additional areas of study on campus. Its gaming and animation program was selected as one of the top 30 undergraduate programs by The Princeton Review and PC Gamer.
Oklahoma City, 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 STATE UNIVERSITY-OKLAHOMA CITY
Oklahoma City, 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 more than 40 degrees and/or certificates.
ROSE STATE COLLEGE
Midwest City, 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 67 degree and skilled-occupational programs, and classes are offered during the day, evening and online in two, four, eight or 16-week terms.
OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Oklahoma City, 10 miles from downtown
Oklahoma City Community College is the fifth largest college in Oklahoma. It grants nearly 2,000 degrees each year in more than 80 associate degree programs. The school offers 3,600 college classes, including day, evening, weekend, online and fast track classes.
Oklahoma City, 6 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 a master’s degree.
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA
Chickasha, 45 miles from downtown
USAO is the only public college with a strictly liberal arts-based curriculum in Oklahoma. The school offers 22 majors and several pre-professional programs.
REDLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
El Reno, 29 miles from downtown
A two-year community college located west of Oklahoma City.
SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Bethany, 11 miles from downtown
SNU is a private, liberal arts school located in Bethany.
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Shawnee, 38 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 an "A-Plus School for B Students;" "Great Schools, Great Prices;" and one of the "Best Regional Colleges."
MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Oklahoma City, 13 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. The school has more than doubled its enrollment over the last four years.
SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Bethany, 13 miles from downtown
SCU is a private, four-year Christian university. Undergraduate students can choose from more than 14 areas of study. The school also offers two master's degree programs.
Moore, 9 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.