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Online Colleges in Oklahoma

Most Affordable Online Colleges

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Methodology

To be included in these rankings, all colleges had to meet the following criteria for the specific subject being ranked:

  1. Offer at least one degree or certificate in that subject online
  2. Have awarded at least one degree or certificate in that subject in 2014-15

Once we had our list of schools for each subject, we ranked them on six criteria, using the weights specified:

  1. In-state tuition, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  2. Graduation rate, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  3. Accessibility, based on the admissions rate, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  4. Program prominence, based on how many of the degrees and certificates awarded by the school in 2014-15 were in this particular subject, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  5.  Related subjects, based on the number of similar programs that the school offers at any level, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  6. Variety of degree levels, based on the number of degree and certificate levels out of a possible nine that the school offers in this particular subject, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014

Methodology Sources

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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Oklahomans are tinkerers and inventors, always striving for something new and better. The parking meter, aerosol can and shopping cart were all invented in Oklahoma. Students who want to explore and bring their ideas to fruition often attend one of Oklahoma's 76 different technical, community and four-year colleges and universities. An increasing number of students are looking for online education, and Oklahoma institutions of higher education are stepping up to provide.

At this very moment, many students are pursuing fully online degrees through the Online College of Oklahoma. Administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the OCO offers more than 3,400 online courses and 18 degree programs. Degrees earned from the OCO come from one of the 25 member institutions in Oklahoma rather than the OCO itself. These member institutions include 12 community colleges, 10 regional universities, and two research universities.

Many of the state's most storied universities have rich online course and degree offerings themselves. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 47 colleges where students can earn associate degrees and 36 institutions that offer bachelor's degrees in the state of Oklahoma. 27 institutes in the state provide study at the graduate level. The majority of these edifices either have fully online degree programs or offer a variety of core education courses online.

Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma for 2018

Distance learners interested in attending an online college in Oklahoma will want to make sure they're choosing the best school for their needs. It's an important decision that shouldn't be made lightly, and to help out we've ranked 10 of the best online colleges in Oklahoma using data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. You can also use our Top Colleges Tool to make similar rankings based on your own needs, or learn more about how this list was created at the bottom of this page.

1

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus, Stillwater

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$25,676
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
8.47%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
14
School Type
4-year

The first students at Oklahoma State University attended class at the Stillwater Congregational Church in 1891. The university has since grown to five campuses and the online OCampus, maintaining a statewide presence that provides quality education to tens of thousands of students every year.

All distance learners at OSU are paired with an academic adviser who helps them on their educational journey by developing efficient semester schedules that keep students on track. Other available resources include access to the Mathematics Learning Success Center and Oklahoma State Writing Center, as well as multiple career services: career assessments, internship placement, and practice job interviews conducted in person, over the phone and through videoconferencing.

OSU's OCampus has three bachelor's degree programs, as well as a bachelor's degree completion program in marketing; students of the latter must complete 30 credit hours at OSU, including half of all upper-division credits. The OCampus also features 15 online master's degree programs, including:

  • Dietetics
  • Family financial planning
  • Retail merchandising leadership
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural education
2

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$3,160
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
6.20%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
11
School Type
2-year

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma serves about 22,000 undergraduate students each year. The university's flagship campus is in Norman, about 20 minutes south of Oklahoma City, and there are two additional campus locations in the state as well.

OU's College of Liberal Studies offers five online bachelor's degree programs and five graduate programs, as well as a multitude of online self-paced or term-based courses, allowing you to pick whichever format you prefer. Specialty areas of study include lifespan care, world cultural studies, administrative leadership, museum studies and prevention science.

Students interested in enrolling in University of Oklahoma's online programs must have completed 24 college credits with a GPA of at least 2.0. Academic advisers at OU help distance learners choose a major and plan semester schedules. Other crucial resources include the OU Writing Center; math, science and engineering support; and group and individual tutoring.

3

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$5,970
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
46.24%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
11
School Type
4-year

Located in the heart of western Oklahoma, Southwestern Oklahoma State University has a main campus in Weatherford and a branch location in Sayre. Through the Canvas learning management system, the university's Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning delivers coursework to distance learners who are pursuing one of the following programs:

  • R.N. to B.S.N. in nursing
  • B.S. in health information management
  • M.S. in healthcare informatics and information management

The university also offers four different blended master's degrees in psychology, and a blended bachelor's degree in organizational leadership. Students of these programs who are experiencing difficulties have many different resources from the university's Web and Creative Services department available to aid them, including personal and academic counseling, career services, writing help through the Writing Center at the Al Harris Library, and online tutoring.

4

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$30,726
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
6.05%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
1
School Type
4-year

Northeastern State University is the fourth-largest public university in Oklahoma. Through NSU Online, it offers more than 400 fully online or blended classes each semester. These courses can help students to earn one of the school's seven online bachelor's degree programs, in areas such as hospitality and tourism management, supply chain management or medical laboratory sciences. Graduate students can pursue one of four different master's programs instead, including:

  • American studies
  • Instructional leadership
  • Reading
  • Science education

NSU RiverHawks who are learning from a distance enjoy the same strong student support as on-campus learners. Services for academic and personal success include: academic advising through the University Advising Center; tutoring services; technical support; and access to the Hawk Reach Student Counseling Services department.

5

Tulsa Community College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$20,840
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
23.50%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
5
School Type
4-year

Founded in 1970, Tulsa Community College has four campus locations in the Tulsa area, and several community campuses in outlying areas. It has become Oklahoma's largest multi-campus community college, offering many different courses and degree programs for on- and off-campus students. All online students are required to take the college's Online Learning Orientation prior to enrolling in any online class or degree program.

The college's School of Business and Information Technology offers eight different online associate degree programs, and five online certificate programs. Meanwhile, the School of Liberal Arts and Education offers seven online Associate of Arts programs, and the School of Science and Mathematics, an A.S. in mathematics program. Last but not least, the School of Child Development and Education has three certificate programs to its name.

TCC provides distance learners with many dedicated tools to foster academic success. These include online tutoring through the Blackboard content management platform, writing support through the campus Writing Center, technical advising and support, and online access to the TCC library.

6

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$8,321
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
28.59%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
31
School Type
4-year

Oral Roberts University is a private Christian university in Tulsa, devoted to academic, professional and spiritual education to its student body. Fall enrollment in 2016 was 3,852 students, with a student-teacher ratio of 16-1.

Students at ORU can pursue bachelor's degrees in fields such as information technology, communications, management and psychology, or they can pursue ministry-related degrees such as Biblical literature, church ministries, international business and ministry or Christian caregiving and counseling. The university also offers online master's degrees in curriculum and instruction, leadership, and school administration.

Student resources for distance learners offered through the university include career services such as resume and writing instruction, help with internships and job searches, personal counseling, IT support, access to the Writing Center at ORU, and access to the Academic Peer Advising Program, which pairs new students with student leaders. The Office of Student Resources also can help distance learners find approved exam proctoring sites when necessary.

7

Carl Albert State College, Poteau

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$8,631
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
27.77%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
25
School Type
4-year

Carl Albert State College was established during the Great Depression in order to provide education to students who couldn't afford to leave home for college. This noble origin has seen CASC grow into a proud institute that serves thousands of students in eastern Oklahoma via its Poteau and Sallisaw campuses, as well as its Virtual Campus for distance learners.

CASC's Virtual Campus offers 10 online associate degrees, with classes delivered in eight- or 16-week formats. Students can study enterprise development, occupational health and safety or computer technology, as well as business, sociology and social science. Additionally, all general education courses for students at Carl Albert State are available online.

As one of the most affordable colleges in Oklahoma, CASC is worth considering for any student, but transfer students have particular reason to be interested in CASC. The college has transfer agreements with many four-year institutes in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri, providing a helpful assist for students who wish to continue their educational journey afterwards.

8

Cameron University, Lawton

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$6,690
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
39.55%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
11
School Type
4-year

Cameron University offers fully online, hybrid and interactive television courses for distance learners. Their online courses are asynchronous — students can study the material at any time — while the interactive television courses are delivered live in real time. The university offers distance education to all states except for California, Florida and Massachusetts.

Many of the university's degree programs are fully online, including A.S. and B.S. programs in criminal justice and interdisciplinary studies. There are more than 20 other distance learning programs at Cameron University; however, they all require minor on-campus participation for certain general education electives.

Cameron University's Academic Advising Center provides academic assistance and guidance to all transfer students and incoming freshmen. All new students are assigned an adviser based on their major. Other student resources include career-related services, and online proctored exams through the university Testing Center.

9

Oklahoma City University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$6,207
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
48.72%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
12
School Type
4-year

Set in the heart of Oklahoma City, OKCU is a private United Methodist university serving more than 2,400 students each year. Average class size for upperclassmen is just 13 students.

Students at Oklahoma City University can take many undergraduate courses as they work to complete degree requirements. The university uses the Desire2learn learning management system to deliver multiple online courses to students, in subjects such as nutrition, communications, criminal justice and more.

All students at OKCU work with an academic adviser to select classes and build a semester schedule. OKCU students also have access to different campus technology and counseling services that can help them stay on track during their educational endeavors.

10

Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$3,071
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
45.86%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
26
School Type
2-year

Oklahoma Christian University is a private Christian college that prides itself on the connections built between its students and professors. The student-teacher ratio averages 13-1, and 84 percent of classes at OCU have less than 30 students. If any school is going to put to rest the lie that off-campus students aren't able to connect with their professors, this might just be the one, as — despite their focus on community bonds — they encourage students to take advantage of their many study abroad, around-the-world servicing and off-campus learning options.

OC's Graduate School of Business offers an online Christian M.B.A. degree program, as well as targeted programs for finance, health services management, international business, leadership and organizational development, and more. Students can choose from 100-percent online delivery, or a mix of hybrid delivery with some on-campus participation. Either way, there are many student support services ready to help out, including academic coaching, a study skills tutorials, undergraduate tutoring and writing instruction, and access to the university Testing Center.

Affordable Online Colleges in Oklahoma for 2018

The following list ranks the schools in Oklahoma that offer online degrees at the lowest tuition costs. If you're more interested in a list of online Oklahoma colleges ranked by quality, try out our Top Colleges Tool. You can even narrow the list based on the kind of school you're looking for!

Affordable Two-Year Online Colleges in Oklahoma

These are the five most affordable two-year online colleges in Oklahoma.

College NameTuition & Fees/Year
Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Distance Education Participation
Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Number of Online Programs Offered
Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..
School Type
Tulsa Community College$3,07145.86%262-year
Carl Albert State College$3,1606.20%112-year
Connors State College$3,21057.45%22-year
Western Oklahoma State College$3,56161.73%82-year
Northern Oklahoma College$3,67540.52%102-year

Affordable Four-Year Online Colleges in Oklahoma

Here, we present the five most affordable four-year colleges in Oklahoma that offer online courses.

College NameTuition & Fees/Year
Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Distance Education Participation
Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Number of Online Programs Offered
Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics..
School Type
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City$3,634N/A134-year
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology$5,100N/A64-year
Langston University$5,38812.15%24-year
Cameron University$5,97046.24%114-year
Northeastern State University$6,20748.72%124-year

College Accreditation in Oklahoma

Students wanting to attend school in Oklahoma will want to be sure their chosen college is accredited before making the decision to attend school there. In Oklahoma, the regional accrediting agency is the:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Students wanting to attend school in Oklahoma can check with the U.S. Department of Education to see if their school of choice has accreditation through a U.S. Department of Education recognized agency.

School Interviews

James Dvorak
Online learning ecosystems (e.g., learning management systems) will continue to improve, making it easier for the social aspect of learning to be realized in the online environment.

James Dvorak

Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning

Oklahoma Christian University

Q. Can you give an overview of your top degree program(s)?

At Oklahoma Christian University (OC) we currently offer two online degree programs, but we are poised to launch additional programs in the online learning space. Our College of Business Administration offers a MBA degree online. Students in this program may choose to study in one of eight specialty tracks (accounting, finance, health services management, human resources, leadership and organizational development, marketing, international business, and project management). The MBA degree is designed for the working adult and can be completed in one year.

OC's School of Nursing offers an RN to BSN program that is fully online. Students entering this program take an online orientation course in which they learn the ins and outs of the program, as well as how to use the technology they will be expected to use in the program. From there, students may take one to two courses every eight weeks, so as to offer both flexibility for working RNs as well as a way to complete the program in a timely manner.

Q. What advice do you have for prospective students about choosing an online program?

Understand that although online programs might offer more flexibility, they are not less rigorous academically than on-ground programs. Students in online programs must be self-motivated, good at establishing and maintaining a workable schedule, and not procrastinators. Also, since learning is a social phenomenon, it is crucial that online learners be intentional about engaging others in the online learning community to which they belong.

Q. What are your thoughts on the future of online learning?

There will likely be a substantial spike in competency based education (CBE) programs, particularly in disciplines that are skills based. Online learning ecosystems (e.g., learning management systems) will continue to improve, making it easier for the social aspect of learning to be realized in the online environment.


Shelly Wells
Online learning is here to stay as it affords the learner with a great deal of flexibility.

Shelly Wells

PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNS Chair - Division of Nursing, Associate Professor

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Q. Can you give an overview of your top degree program(s)?

We offer an online RN-to-BSN degree completion program. The program is designed for working RNs to complete the nursing courses for the BSN in 12 months with no traditional clinical hours required. The NWOSU program has been nationally recognized by CollegeAtlas.org for its affordability, accessibility, academic quality, and program outcomes.

Q. What advice do you have for prospective students about choosing an online program?

Any online program requires self-discipline and time management skills. When starting a course, be sure to carefully read the syllabus and course calendar. Plan your time wisely for the entire semester. Do not plan any vacations or trips that may interfere with your time plan. Be sure to check university email on a daily basis while enrolled in a course as many times that is the only way a course instructor has to communicate with you. Be sure to choose a program that is a good fit with your nursing philosophy.

Q. What are your thoughts on the future of online learning?

Online learning is here to stay as it affords the learner with a great deal of flexibility. Most adult learners are balancing family, job and school work, so flexibility is a necessity.

Financial Aid Resources in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Loans

Oklahoma prefers to focus their efforts on a series of state scholarship programs as opposed to offering state-based student loans. Students are strongly encouraged to seek scholarships and grants before applying for loans, as scholarship and grant money is gift aid and therefore does not need to be paid back. If you've exhausted your scholarship and grant options and are still in need of financial assistance, you may apply for federal or private loans to help cover your tuition costs. To qualify for federal loans, you will need to fill out the FAFSA with details about your family's financial situation.

Learn more about the whole student loan process in the Ultimate Guide to Student Loans.

Additional Resources for Financial Aid in Oklahoma

  • Financial Aid 101 offers Oklahoma students a step-by-step process to securing financial assistance for their education.

Featured Cities in Oklahoma

The data on this featured areas of Oklahoma is sourced from the 2015 American Community Survey (census.gov).

Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

Total Population

1,318,408

Median salary for high school grads

$27,210

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$45,024

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

29.2%

Median rent

$785

Fun Facts about Oklahoma City

Over the last 20 years, Oklahoma City has invested more than $5 billion in its city's quality of life, and city leaders are eager to show off their attractions. These include the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the national Softball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the OKC Zoo.

Tulsa, OK Metro Area

Total Population

962,676

Median salary for high school grads

$28,786

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$45,696

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

21.8%

Median rent

$759

Fun Facts about Tulsa

Tulsa, known as T-Town by Oklahomans, is considered a great place to catch live entertainment, and many visitors make a point to spend time in the Blue Dome Entertainment District; nine blocks of restaurants, pubs and boutiques. The Gilcrease Museum is a great place to get acquainted with Oklahoma's Native American heritage.

Lawton, OK Metro Area

Total Population

131,643

Median salary for high school grads

$25,019

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$41,978

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

28.5%

Median rent

$779

Fun Facts about Lawton

This part of Oklahoma is rich in wild areas, wildlife habitat and lakes. The nearby Wichita Mountains provide great hiking and camping, and lakes like Ellsworth, Lawtonka, Elmer Thomas, and Helen offer plenty of fishing, swimming and boating. The Museum of the Great Plains and the Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center are also worthwhile destinations in the area.

 
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