Colleges and Universities in Oklahoma

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

Other Colleges & Universities in Oklahoma

Bacone College
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Connors State College
Warner, Oklahoma
Murray State College
Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Redlands Community College
El Reno, Oklahoma
Seminole State College
Seminole, Oklahoma
Southern Nazarene University
Bethany, Oklahoma
Southwestern Christian University
Bethany, Oklahoma
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, Oklahoma
St. Gregory's University
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Western Technology Center
Burns Flat, Oklahoma
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
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Spartan School of Aeronautics
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa, Oklahoma
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK
University of Oklahoma
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
University of Tulsa
Wayland Baptist University
Western Oklahoma State College