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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Education and City Information

At 607 square miles, Oklahoma City is one of the country's largest cities in terms of land area. Oklahoma City University and a campus of Oklahoma State University are among nonprofit postsecondary schools located in this city.

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Information about Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City's population increased at a rate of 7% between the 2010 and 2014, according to census figures. As of 2014, the population was estimated to be about 620,000 people.

Oklahoma City's State Fair Park hosts various events throughout the year, ranging from gun shows and wrestling tournaments to rodeos and dog trials, though none rival the Oklahoma State Fair held each September. Nature lovers can stroll along walking trails at lakes Hefner and Overholser, the downtown water canal and the Oklahoma River or visit Will Rogers Park and Horticultural Gardens. Other popular attractions include the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, Oklahoma Museum of Art, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and Remington Park, a racetrack and casino.

Higher Education

Ranked the 23rd best regional university in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Oklahoma City University confers bachelor's through doctoral degrees. This private school had about 3,000 students in Fall 2014.

Oklahoma City also is home to a campus of Oklahoma State University, the largest 4-year school in the city, and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, which awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in health professions, engineering, biomedical sciences, nursing, and physical sciences.

Students seeking a 2-year education or less might choose to attend Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), which enrolled nearly 13,500 students as of Fall 2014. OCCC awards certificates and associate's degrees. The Metro Technology Centers, also in Oklahoma City, offer various certificate programs.

Other nonprofit schools in the city include Mid-America Christian University and Wright Career College, both private institutions.

Economy and Employment

As of 2015, the top employers in Oklahoma City were the State of Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma-Norman, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, the City of Oklahoma City, and Mercy Health Center. Three Fortune 500 companies - Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Devon Energy Corporation and pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Corporation - are based in Oklahoma City, as is drive-in fast-food chain Sonic Corp.

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