Oklahoma Colleges and Universities


Colleges and Universities in Oklahoma

Where else but Oklahoma can you find buffalo roaming and an economy that has been described by Moody's Analytics as recovering? Oklahoma is the site of oil and gas production, and is also developing new-generation energy sources such as wind. Oklahoma City is revitalizing, thanks to civic efforts and the decision of several corporations to locate there, including Boeing. The city now has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. The state of Oklahoma boasts 43 universities and colleges, including public institutions, private schools and community colleges.


Begin with colleges in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is the third-largest gas producer in the country, the fifth-largest oil producer, and is home to both the first oil well in the country and the only capital city with an oil well under it; obviously, energy is a primary source of employment here. Today, new sources of energy, particularly wind, are also becoming important in new job creation, thanks to producers of wind energy and numerous manufacturers of components for wind energy production being located there. Plus, it's home to aerospace innovation; Boeing and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma's largest single site employer, are found there. Thanks to several 100-percent digital, fiber-optic-linked communities, telecommunications is an important industry.

These careers are included in Oklahoma's list of fast-growing fields, and are shown along with their May 2010 mean annual wages as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Accountants and auditors: $55,870
  2. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians: $48,280
  3. Chief executives: $129,710
  4. Petroleum engineers: $142,890
  5. Registered nurses: $54,340
  6. Rotary drill operators, oil and gas: $47,370

Country singer Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Okla., and grew up in the state, but you don't have to be a native to seek an education and making a living there.

See also: Oklahoma Vocational Schools and Career Training

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            Other Colleges & Universities in Oklahoma

            Bacone College
            Muskogee, Oklahoma www.bacone.edu
            Connors State College
            Warner, Oklahoma www.connorsstate.edu
            Murray State College
            Tishomingo, Oklahoma www.mscok.edu
            Oklahoma Baptist University
            Shawnee, Oklahoma www.okbu.edu
            Oklahoma Wesleyan University
            Bartlesville, Oklahoma www.okwu.edu
            Redlands Community College
            El Reno, Oklahoma www.redlandscc.edu
            Seminole State College
            Seminole, Oklahoma www.sscok.edu
            Southern Nazarene University
            Bethany, Oklahoma www.snu.edu
            Southwestern Christian University
            Bethany, Oklahoma www.swcu.edu
            Southwestern Oklahoma State University
            Weatherford, Oklahoma www.swosu.edu
            St. Gregory's University
            Shawnee, Oklahoma www.stgregorys.edu
            Western Technology Center
            Burns Flat, Oklahoma www.wtc.tec.ok.us
            Cameron University
            Carl Albert State College
            Poteau, Oklahoma
            East Central University
            Eastern Oklahoma State College
            Langston University
            Langston, Oklahoma
            Mid-America Christian University
            Oklahoma City
            Northeastern Oklahoma A and M College
            Miami, OK
            Northeastern State University
            Northern Oklahoma College
            Northwestern Oklahoma State University
            Alva, Oklahoma
            Oklahoma Christian University
            Oklahoma City, Edmond
            Oklahoma City Community College
            Oklahoma City
            Oklahoma City University
            Oklahoma City
            Oklahoma Panhandle State University
            Oklahoma State University
            Oral Roberts University
            Phillips Theological Seminary
            Tulsa, Oklahoma
            Rogers State University
            Rose State College
            Midwest City
            Southeastern Oklahoma State University
            Durant, OK www.se.edu
            Southwestern Oklahoma State University
            Spartan School of Aeronautics
            Tulsa Community College
            Tulsa, Oklahoma
            University of Central Oklahoma
            Edmond, OK www.uco.edu
            University of Oklahoma
            University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
            University of Tulsa
            Wayland Baptist University
            Western Oklahoma State College