If all the back-to-school sections of the store have given you the hankering to pick up a few credit hours for yourself, then you are in luck. Greater Oklahoma City is home to 15 colleges and universities. Through these institutions, more than 144,000 students are furthering their education and pursuing thousands of graduate and undergraduate opportunities—and you can be one of them!
Perhaps the two most well-known universities of the region are Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, both D-1 schools providing their students with a world-renowned education. The University of Oklahoma, located 20 miles from downtown Oklahoma City, is a public research university. The school offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master’s programs, 75 doctorate programs and 20 majors at the first professional level. The OU Health Sciences Center in downtown Oklahoma City is Oklahoma’s largest and most comprehensive hospital and home to seven health-related professional colleges.
Oklahoma State University, located 67 miles north of Oklahoma City, has been named a Truman Honor Institute as a result of having 15 Truman Scholars. The Carnegie Foundation 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.
Other higher education programs located in the Oklahoma City metro include Oklahoma City University, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, Rose State College, Oklahoma City Community College and Southern Nazarene University.