Oklahoma is home to both public and private institutions that offer students the chance to participate in Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) programs. The state has two host schools and a number of affiliate schools. Here you can compare these schools, their tuition rates and their military benefits.
|School Name||Institution Type||Location||Tuition (In-state, 2016-2017)*||Tuition Assistance/ Military Benefits|
|University of Oklahoma-Norman||4-year, public||Norman, OK||$10,881||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|Oklahoma State University||4-year, public||Stillwater, OK||$8,321||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|University of Tulsa||4-year, private not-for-profit||Tulsa, OK||$41,509||AFROTC scholarships|
|Oklahoma City University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Oklahoma City, OK||$30,726||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
|Oklahoma Christian University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Edmond, OK||$20,840||Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
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Overview of Oklahoma Colleges with Air Force ROTC Programs
Although there are only two schools that host AFROTC programs in Oklahoma, several other colleges and universities offer participation in AFROTC programs through those hosts. Learn about the two main AFROTC programs offered at the University of Oklahoma-Norman and Oklahoma State University, as well as some of the additional participating schools.
University of Oklahoma-Norman
The University of Oklahoma-Norman is home to AFROTC Detachment 675 that serves students on campus and students from several schools in the area. Students in the program take Aerospace Studies courses, complete physical training each week and participate in Leadership Lab. Cadets also complete Field Training the summer before their junior year and must attend an evening event once a semester (combat dining-in or formal dining-out). Cadets can also choose to participate in additional activities, like Color Guard and parades. Students at the University of Oklahoma can apply for AFROTC scholarships as high school students and in-college students, as well as a Foreign Language Flagship Scholarship for students studying Arabic. Recently, the state's Senate passed legislation allowing all ROTC participants to be considered 'in-state' students in regards to tuition, fees and housing.
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University offers participation in AFROTC Detachment 670 for its students and students from several additional institutions in the area. Cadets participate in the standard requirements of Leadership Lab, physical training and coursework, as well as a 4-week summer Field Training session before junior year. The school offers a mentoring program that pairs cadets in similar majors, but at different stages of the program. Cadets may also choose to participate in Professional Development Training (PDT) during the summer that includes programs like Freefall, International Immersion Program and SOAR. Students can apply for national AFROTC scholarships as high school students or in-college students.
University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa is one of the institutions that offer AFROTC participation through Detachment 670 at Oklahoma State University. Cadets in the program complete their coursework, Leadership Lab and physical training one day a week at Oklahoma State's campus. Students wishing to participate must be full-time students, less than 30 years old, a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of at least 2.0. University of Tulsa students in the AFROTC program are eligible to apply for scholarships offered through Oklahoma State's AFROTC program.
Oklahoma City University
Students at Oklahoma City University can participate in AFROTC Detachment 675 through the University of Oklahoma. The two schools have an agreement that waives Oklahoma City students from paying most of the fees and insurance at the University of Oklahoma. Students complete their AFROTC requirements on campus at the University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma City University offers several majors that eligible for AFROTC scholarships, such as nursing, engineering and computer science.
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma Christian University is another institution that has an agreement with the University of Oklahoma that allows student participation in AFROTC Detachment 675. Like Oklahoma City University students, cadets from Oklahoma Christian University do not have to pay most fees and insurance at the University of Oklahoma, but are only responsible for paying for AFROTC courses. Students must travel about 45 minutes to complete their AFROTC requirements on the University of Oklahoma's campus. Students are eligible to apply for several AFROTC scholarships.