Best Community Colleges in Oklahoma 2022

Best Community Colleges in Oklahoma 2022

The best community colleges provide an effective springboard into higher education, offering students high-quality two-year degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. The top-rated community colleges in Oklahoma offer a broad selection of associate’s degrees, affordable tuition rates, and strong partnerships with public four-year schools so that students can easily transfer their credits into accredited bachelor’s degree programs.

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 12 community colleges in Oklahoma. The following list shows the best community colleges and primarily associate degree granting colleges in Oklahoma.

Best Community Colleges in Oklahoma

  1. Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    38%

    Student body

    2K

    What is Northern Oklahoma College known for?

    Northern Oklahoma College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  2. Tuition + fees

    $5K

    Graduation

    22%

    Student body

    2K

  3. Tuition + fees

    $3K

    Graduation

    22%

    Student body

    10K

    What is Tulsa Community College known for?

    Tulsa Community College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  4. Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    15%

    Student body

    7K

    What is Oklahoma City Community College known for?

    Oklahoma City Community College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

  5. Tuition + fees

    $5K

    Graduation

    32%

    Student body

    <1K

    What is Western Oklahoma State College known for?

    Western Oklahoma State College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

  6. #6

    Rose State College

    Midwest City , OK

    Tuition + fees

    $5K

    Graduation

    15%

    Student body

    4K

    What is Rose State College known for?

    Rose State College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

  7. Tuition + fees

    $5K

    Graduation

    31%

    Student body

    <1K

    What is Eastern Oklahoma State College known for?

    Eastern Oklahoma State College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  8. #8

    Murray State College

    Tishomingo , OK

    Tuition + fees

    $6K

    Graduation

    29%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Murray State College known for?

    Murray State College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  9. Tuition + fees

    $5K

    Graduation

    29%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Seminole State College known for?

    Seminole State College ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  10. Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    32%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Carl Albert State College known for?

    Carl Albert State College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

  11. Tuition + fees

    $5K

    Graduation

    31%

    Student body

    1K

    What is Redlands Community College known for?

    Redlands Community College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  12. #12

    Connors State College

    Warner , OK

    Tuition + fees

    $4K

    Graduation

    26%

    Student body

    2K

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. Tulsa Community College
  2. Northern Oklahoma College
  3. Carl Albert State College
  4. Oklahoma City Community College
  5. Rose State College
  6. Murray State College
  7. Eastern Oklahoma State College
  8. Redlands Community College
  9. Western Oklahoma State College
  10. Seminole State College
  11. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
  12. Connors State College