School and Ranking Information
Tulsa students seeking human resources training can choose from a 4-year university, a community college or a for-profit institution. Based on distinction, school type and number of certificates and degrees awarded, the following college is considered a top school in Tulsa for human resources:
- Winner: Tulsa Community College is a 2-year, public school located directly in Tulsa. The school offers a certificate program in human resources and an Associate of Applied Science in Human Resources. It is the largest and only public school in the city offering programs in human resources. It also confers the highest number of degrees in this field of study.
School Info Chart
|Category||Tulsa Community College|
|Ranking||Among top 2% of national community colleges in number of associate degrees awarded in all areas*|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,606 (in state); $7,048 (out-of-state)**|
|Human Resources Programs Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Human Resources Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||21**|
|Most Popular Human Resources Level in 2012-2013||Associate's degree (16 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||14%**|
|Noteworthy||Largest community college in Oklahoma*|
Sources: *Tulsa Community College; **NCES College Navigator
Tulsa Community College
- 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Credits transferable to many Oklahoma universities
- EXCELerate program allows high school seniors and juniors to take some concurrent courses at Tulsa Community College
Tulsa Community College has been offering academic and vocational programs since 1970. Today, it serves about 18,000 students each year. The programs at Tulsa Community College are spread across a few academic and continuing education divisions, and are offered on four campuses. The Business and Information Technology Division can be found on the school's Metro Campus and offers an associate degree and a certificate program in human resources.
The 30 credit-hour Workforce Development Certificate in Human Resources program could be useful for students who are not interested in earning an entire degree. The program covers labor relations, benefits management, human resources law and compensation management. Students can choose to take three credit hours worth of controlled electives in topics such as business communication, fundamentals of listening, industrial and organizational psychology, first aid, speech communication and interpersonal communication.
The 2-year, 60 credit-hour Associate of Applied Science in Human Resources program is designed both for students who are just starting out in the field and for those who have some professional experience. The program consists of 18 credit hours of general education courses followed by specialized requirements in accounting, business, management and computer information systems. The 24 credit-hour core of human resources coursework is the same as the certificate program.