The institutions within a 10-mile radius of Oklahoma City with programs in the field include 4-year for-profit schools, 2-year for-profit and non-profit institutions and a pair of 4-year non-profit schools. Based on school type, tuition and student services, the following is regarded as a top area school for an education in networking:
- Winner: Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City is a 4-year public institution with an undergraduate program related to networking and communications technology. This school, which is a branch campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, offers an associate's degree in information technology with a network option.
School Info Chart
|Category||Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City|
|Location||Oklahoma City, OK|
|School Type||4-year, primarily associate's, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$2,661 (in-state), $7,224 (out-of-state)*|
|Networking Programs Offered||Associate's|
|Information Technology Associate's Degrees Awarded (Networking Not Specified) in 2013||9*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||6%*|
|Noteworthy||This institution offers its Computer Technology Club for students to join**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **OSU at OKC website
Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City
- The division for science and engineering has its own scholarship offerings for its students
- This institution meets the requirements to be a Microsoft IT Academy
- Students in the IT department can receive Microsoft software at no cost
Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City enrolled nearly 7,000 students in 2013. The college has an open-door admissions policy and offers flexible scheduling in many programs, including evening, online and interactive TV courses. The Information Systems and Technologies Department, housed within the Science and Engineering Division, offers an Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology with a network option.
The AAS is a 63-credit program that includes courses on network security, technology law, Windows and Linux in addition to multiple networking courses. Students in this program may become certified as Microsoft systems administrators.