Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK) Colleges and Universities

There are 36 postsecondary schools within a 25-mile radius of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Explore the area's non-specialty schools and narrow your search by reviewing data from several different evaluation categories.

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The traditional schools located in Tulsa and its surrounding area offer a unique variety of learning experiences. Students can choose among 2-year schools that offer associate's degrees and certificates, as well as private and public 4-year universities. During the college selection process, prospective students should weigh variables such as location, graduation rate, school size, and cost. This data is available to the public via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Schools Closest to Tulsa, Oklahoma

There is a mix of 2 and 4-year institutions near downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The top 5 closest schools are located roughly 4 miles or less away, and offer both public and privately-owned and operated schooling experiences.

  • University of Tulsa (1.4 miles away)
  • Virginia College-Tulsa (2.2 miles away)
  • Tulsa Community College (2.5 miles away)
  • Oral Roberts University (3.1 miles away)
  • Community Care College (4.2 miles away)

Largest Schools Near Tulsa, Oklahoma

The community college in Tulsa is by far the largest school with over 17,000 total students. There are 3 more schools near Tulsa with 3,600 to 4,700 total students, but the remaining 32 schools have less than 1,000. Here is a list of the 5 largest schools near Tulsa:

  • Tulsa Community College (17,160 total students)
  • University of Tulsa (4,671 total students)
  • Rogers State University (4,081 total students)
  • Oral Roberts University (3,611 total students)
  • Tulsa Technology Center-Broken Arrow (653 total students)

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Lowest Net Price

Knowing the true cost to earn a degree can be an important factor to an aspiring student. The NCES determines a college's net cost by subtracting the amount of government or institutional aid a full-time student receives from the total cost of attending the college. The five colleges in Tulsa that offered the lowest net costs during the 2014-2015 academic year include the following:

  • Tulsa Community College ($5,685)
  • Rogers State University ($13,325)
  • Virginia College-Tulsa ($15,515)
  • Community Care College ($16,415)
  • Brown Mackie College-Tulsa ($18,006)

Highest Graduation Rate

The success of a school is often determined by the success of its students, which is indicated, among other factors, by its graduation rate. The NCES bases the 2015 graduation rates on full-time undergraduates who finished their programs within 150% of the normal amount of time. The highest graduation rates in the area belong to Tulsa Technical Center, which has three campuses in the city and three others nearby.The Lemley, Brown Arrow, Peoria and Riverside campuses boast 2015 graduation rates between 75% and 82%. The other traditional schools with the highest graduation rates include the following:

  • Northeast Technical Center-Claremore (73% graduation rate)
  • University of Tulsa (68% graduation rate)
  • Community Care College (67% graduation rate)
  • Oklahoma Technical College (58% graduation rate)
  • Oral Roberts University (58% graduation rate)

Prospective students near Tulsa should weigh several variables when making a college selection, including factors such as graduation rate, price, student population, and proximity to Tulsa.

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