Sep 21, 2017


Located in the south central part of the United States, Oklahoma shares borders with Arkansas, Colorado, Kansans, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. Forests cover 24 percent of the state. In addition, Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state and more than a million surface-acres of water.

OklahomaThe United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Oklahoma was 3,850,568 on July 1, 2013. The Oklahoma City is the state capital and the largest city. Other major cities include Tulsa, Norman, Lawton, Edmond and Moore.

The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education oversee public higher education in the state, and comprises 25 colleges and universities – including two research universities, 10 regional universities, one public liberal arts university and 12 community colleges.

Top Reasons to Study in Oklahoma

  • Cost of Living: In a 2014 survey, CNBC ranked Oklahoma as having the third lowest cost of living among all the states in the nation.
  • Quality of Life: A survey by Business Facilities ranks Oklahoma fourth best nationally for quality of life. The state boasts an attractive mix of cultural and recreational activities and attractions.
  • Employment Prospects: A 2013 survey by the Fraser Institute rated Oklahoma the best place in the world to do business in oil and gas. Oklahoma is home to many of the world’s leading players in the sector, including Devon Energy Corporation and Chesapeake Energy, two of the largest private energy companies in the U.S. Other large employers in the state include IBM, Boeing, Google, Goodyear, GE, and American Airlines.

Featured Colleges and Universities

Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Oklahoma, contact the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.


College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
Oklahoma Christian University Economics,Psychology,Zoology Private >10,000 Request Info
Oklahoma City University Biology,Engineering,Transportation/Aviation Private >10,000 Request Info
Oral Roberts University Business,Education,Health Private >10,000 Request Info
University of Tulsa Business,Engineering,Health Private >10,000 Request Info

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