Best Colleges in Oklahoma 2022

Best Colleges in Oklahoma 2022

Here are the best colleges and universities in Oklahoma. Our list will help you find the right kind of school for you.

Colleges and Universities in Oklahoma

Less than half of the schools in Oklahoma are private schools. However, students who attend one these schools can expect a more intimate college experience, as each has a student population smaller than 4,000 students. The largest private school, the University of Tulsa, offers degrees in fields like education, criminal justice, and literature, with tuition fees around $41,000. The public schools tend to be more cost-friendly, with tuition ranging from $4,000 to $9,000 per year.

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The University of Oklahoma, the state’s largest public school, costs about $9,000 and serves over 24,000 students. Here, students can partake in competitive on-campus programs in fields like communications and social work, or pursue one of the 30 graduate degrees and certificates online. Oklahoma is also home to several religiously affiliated schools, like Oral Roberts University and Bacone College. Students hoping to pursue a career as a physician, physician’s assistant, or dentist may also want to consider earning their degree here as the state offers several loan forgiveness programs to those who qualify.

The state of Oklahoma is serious about its food - so serious they even declared an official state meal, which consists of fried okra, cornbread, barbecue pork, squash, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, black-eyed peas, and pecan pie. Those hoping to feed both their bellies and their minds can attend one of Oklahoma’s more than 40 colleges and universities.

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We’ve identified 26 colleges and universities in Oklahoma that meet our criteria. This list of the top colleges in Oklahoma below focuses on schools that offer bachelor’s degrees. The ranking features fully accredited public and private colleges and universities in Oklahoma.

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Best Colleges in Oklahoma 2022

  1. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    83%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    24K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1210/26

    University of Oklahoma’s Online Degrees

    BS in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Integrative Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Lifespan Care Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  2. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $9K

    Acceptance

    67%

    Graduation

    64%

    Student body

    21K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1170/25

    Oklahoma State University–Stillwater’s Online Degrees

    BS in Agriculture
    Degree Concentrations
    • Agricultural Leadership
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Marketing
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Computer Science
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Early Child Care and Development
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Elementary Education
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA/BS in Multidisciplinary Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Nutritional Sciences
    Degree Concentrations
    • Public Health Nutrition
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  3. Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    80%

    Graduation

    35%

    Student body

    12K

    University of Central Oklahoma’s Online Degrees

    BA in Applied Liberal Arts
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in General Business
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in General Studies
    Degree Concentrations
    • Program type: Degree completion
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Human Resources Management
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Management
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Marketing
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing: RN to BSN
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  4. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $32K

    Acceptance

    78%

    Graduation

    56%

    Student body

    4K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1114/21

    Oral Roberts University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Liberal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA or BS in Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA or BS in Communication
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Financial Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Marketing
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Political Science
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Digital Communication
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Biblical Literature
    Degree Concentrations
    • English Bible
    • New Testament
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Historical and Philosophical Theology
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Human Resources Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Leadership Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Ministry And Leadership
    Degree Concentrations
    • Evangelism and Outreach
    • Local Church Pastor
    • Church Administration
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in International Business and Ministry
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Christian Caregiving And Counseling
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Biblical Literature
    Degree Concentrations
    • English Bible
    • New Testament
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Christian Caregiving and Counseling
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA/BS in Communication
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Digital Communication
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Financial Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Historical and Philosophical Theology
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Human Resources Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in International Business And Ministry
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Leadership Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Liberal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Marketing
    • Required Credits: None Reported
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Ministry and Leadership
    Degree Concentrations
    • Church Administration
    • Evangelism and Outreach
    • Local Church Pastor
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Political Science
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  5. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $25K

    Acceptance

    61%

    Graduation

    60%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1125/24

    Oklahoma Christian University’s Online Degrees

    BSN in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  6. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    93%

    Graduation

    40%

    Student body

    4K

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Health Information Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN to BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  7. Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Acceptance

    96%

    Graduation

    39%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1035/20

    East Central University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Computer Science
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Criminal Justice Policy
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Human Services Counseling
    Degree Concentrations
    • Aging
    • Counseling
    • Rehabilitation
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Kinesiology
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Native American Studies
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Psychology
    Degree Concentrations
    • Behavioral Health
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  8. Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Acceptance

    79%

    Graduation

    31%

    Student body

    4K

    Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Online Degrees

    BBA in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Accounting
    • General Business
    • Hospitality Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Computer Information Systems
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Early Intervention And Childhood Development
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in English Language Learning
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Liberal and Applied Studies
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Occupational Safety and Health
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Organizational and Strategic Communication
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  9. #14

    Bacone College

    Muskogee , OK
    Other Rankings

    Tuition + fees

    $15K

    Acceptance

    47%

    Graduation

    9%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    873/15

    Bacone College’s Online Degrees

    BS in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Accounting
    • General Business
    • Marketing
    • Tribal Leadership
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Christian Ministry
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Early Childhood Development
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  10. #15

    Cameron University

    Lawton , OK

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Graduation

    23%

    Student body

    3K

    Cameron University’s Online Degrees

    BBA in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • General Business
    • Management
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Family and Child Studies
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Organizational Leadership
    Degree Concentrations
    • Business
    • Criminal Justice
    • Technology
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  11. Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    70%

    Graduation

    26%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1020/19

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Online Degrees

    BAAS in Applied Arts and Sciences
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  12. #17

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University

    Bartlesville , OK

    Tuition + fees

    $29K

    Acceptance

    83%

    Graduation

    36%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1035/20

    What is Oklahoma Wesleyan University known for?

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s Online Degrees

    BSBA in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Ministry & Leadership
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Organizational Management
    • Required Credits: 126
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  13. Tuition + fees

    $27K

    Graduation

    48%

    Student body

    2K

    Southern Nazarene University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Cybersecurity
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Family Studies and Gerontology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Healthcare Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  14. #19

    Rogers State University

    Claremore , OK

    Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Graduation

    25%

    Student body

    3K

    What is Rogers State University known for?

    Rogers State University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Rogers State University’s Online Degrees

    BT in Applied Technology
    Degree Concentrations
    • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Information Technology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Liberal Arts
    Degree Concentrations
    • English
    • Global Humanities
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN to BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  15. Tuition + fees

    $7K

    Graduation

    27%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Oklahoma Panhandle State University known for?

    Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Agribusiness
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Business Administration
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  16. Tuition + fees

    $8K

    Acceptance

    64%

    Graduation

    41%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    912/21

  17. #22

    Randall University

    Moore , OK

    Tuition + fees

    $16K

    Acceptance

    39%

    Graduation

    55%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    900/21

    What is Randall University known for?

    Randall University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

  18. Tuition + fees

    $20K

    Acceptance

    62%

    Graduation

    30%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    992/18

    What is Southwestern Christian University known for?

    Southwestern Christian University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Southwestern Christian University’s Online Degrees

    BBA in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Business Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Christian Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Human Services
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Liberal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  19. Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Graduation

    41%

    Student body

    2K

    What is Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology known for?

    Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

  20. Tuition + fees

    $5K

    Graduation

    17%

    Student body

    4K

    What is Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City known for?

    Oklahoma State University–Oklahoma City’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

  21. Tuition + fees

    $19K

    Graduation

    43%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Mid-America Christian University known for?

    Mid-America Christian University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Mid-America Christian University’s Online Degrees

    BBA in Business Administration
    Degree Concentrations
    • Accounting and Ethics
    • Business Administration and Ethics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BBA in Business Administration and Ethics
    Degree Concentrations
    • Management Information Systems
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Criminal Justice and Ethics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Cybersecurity
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Communication, Media and Ethics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Data Analytics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Digital Marketing
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Health Care Management and Ethics
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
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Oklahoma’s Best Colleges in Your Area of Interest

2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. University of Oklahoma
  2. Oklahoma City University
  3. University of Tulsa
  4. Oral Roberts University
  5. Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  6. Oklahoma Christian University
  7. Oklahoma Baptist University
  8. Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
  9. Mid-America Christian University
  10. Oklahoma Panhandle State University