Higher education options in northeast Oklahoma include public and private schools and 4-year and 2-year institutions. This article uses data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to look at cost, size, location and graduation rate for not-for-profit schools in this area.
Northeastern Oklahoma Schools Near Large Cities
Students looking for a school in a larger metropolitan area may want to consider the following schools in northeastern Oklahoma. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at these institutions. These schools are located in or just outside of Tulsa, due to the fact that it is the only major city in this particular part of the state.
- University of Tulsa (Tulsa)
- Oral Roberts University (Tulsa)
- Tulsa Community College (Tulsa)
- Community Care College (Tulsa)
- Rogers State University (Claremore)
Largest Schools in Northeastern Oklahoma
The largest school in this area of Oklahoma is a community college with, with the next largest being a mix of 4-year public and private schools. Most of these schools are on the smaller side, with the majority of schools only having an undergraduate population of 1,000 to 5,000 students. Schools with the highest undergraduate population include:
- Tulsa Community College (17,861 undergraduates)
- Rogers State University (4,018 undergraduates)
- University of Tulsa (3,473 undergraduates)
- Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (3,379 undergraduates)
- Oral Roberts University (2,947 undergraduates)
Lowest Net Price
Among the statistics offered by the NCES is a net price figure that is calculated by combining a school's tuition, room, board, books and expenses for the total undergraduate cost of attendance, and then subtracting the average financial aid awarded at that school, for 2014-2015. Two of these schools offer net prices that fall under the $10,000 range.
- Tulsa Community College ($5,685)
- Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology ($9,017)
- Rogers State University ($13,325)
- Oklahoma Wesleyan University ($22,401)
- Oral Roberts University ($22,509)
Highest Graduation Rate
The NCES also reports on the graduation rates at schools across the U.S. This statistic reflects the percentage of students who enrolled full-time for an undergraduate degree and completed it within 150% of the normal time. Students who earn a bachelor's degree in six years or less, for instance, are included in a school's graduation rate. These schools had the best graduation rates among the large schools in the area. All graduation rates for these schools were based on students who enrolled in 2009.
- University of Tulsa (68% graduation rate)
- Oral Roberts University (58% graduation rate)
- Oklahoma Wesleyan University (46% graduation rate)
- Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (30% graduation rate)
- Rogers State University (27% graduation rate)
Students in northeastern Oklahoma have a diverse array of options for their secondary learning, with public and private schools in and around Tulsa that are both affordable and convenient.