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Top Colleges in Oklahoma for 2017

Welcome to OnlineColleges.com’s Top Colleges 2017 tool. Using the most recent final data available from the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we ranked more than 2,500 accredited colleges and universities on a variety of factors, including affordability, student services and the availability of online programs. The result is a list of the best online colleges in the U.S. that is built into this interactive tool.

The filters on the left let you create customized lists of schools based on the factors that are most important to you, including location, price and religious affiliation. Choosing the right school is the first step toward success in higher education, and we’re excited to help you get started.

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STATE
TUITION
INSTITUTION TYPE
DEGREE LEVEL
MILITARY BENEFITS
RELIGIOUS AFFILATION
1 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
29%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
26
OVERALL SCORE
99.44
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
2 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
28%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
16
OVERALL SCORE
99.28
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
3 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
40%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
16
OVERALL SCORE
96.76
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
4 Northeastern State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
49%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
9
OVERALL SCORE
83.61
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
5 Tulsa Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
46%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
26
OVERALL SCORE
77.09
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
6 Oral Roberts University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
8%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
10
OVERALL SCORE
72.38
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
7 Carl Albert State College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
6%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
12
OVERALL SCORE
68.58
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
8 Cameron University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
46%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
8
OVERALL SCORE
68.54
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
9 Oklahoma City University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
6%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
68.02
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
10 Oklahoma Christian University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
24%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
64.7
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
11 Southeastern Oklahoma State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
58%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
14
OVERALL SCORE
63.38
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
12 Langston University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
12%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
61.19
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
13 University of Central Oklahoma Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
28%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
58.67
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
14 Northwestern Oklahoma State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
57%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
14
OVERALL SCORE
54.71
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
15 Redlands Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
41%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
49.28
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
16 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
35%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
23
OVERALL SCORE
47.24
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
17 Murray State College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
59%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
45.48
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
18 Mid-America Christian University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
69%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
18
OVERALL SCORE
43.64
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
19 East Central University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
43%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
43
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
20 Southern Nazarene University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
12%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
39.08
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
21 University of Tulsa Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
5%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
37.21
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
22 Northern Oklahoma College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
41%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
35.77
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
23 Rose State College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
43%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
22
OVERALL SCORE
32.89
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
24 Oklahoma Baptist University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
6%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
9
OVERALL SCORE
32.57
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
25 Eastern Oklahoma State College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
55%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
6
OVERALL SCORE
30.81
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
26 Oklahoma City Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
42%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
6
OVERALL SCORE
26.81
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
27 Rogers State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
48%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
7
OVERALL SCORE
26.61
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
28 Oklahoma Panhandle State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
42%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
19.42
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
29 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
39%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
6
OVERALL SCORE
19.38
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
30 Western Oklahoma State College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
62%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
7
OVERALL SCORE
16.02
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
31 Seminole State College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
38%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
11.19
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
32 Connors State College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
57%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
6.99
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
33 Southwestern Christian University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
39%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
6.87
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
34 Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
22%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
0.79
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Life Experience Credit
35 Bacone College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
31%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
0.19
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services

Methodology and Sources

Methodology

Using the most recent final data available from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) — in this case, for the 2015-16 school year — we generated a list of colleges and universities that met the following criteria:

  • Level of institution is either “Four or more years” or “At least 2 but less than 4 years”
  • At least 1% of students are taking at least some of the classes via distance education
  • Data is reported for all 14 ranking variables listed in the Methodology section

We ranked 2,503 colleges on 14 criteria, using the final 2015-16 data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the weights specified:

  • Number of programs offered via distance education
  • Ratio of students participating fully or partially in distance education to total enrollment
  • Average in-state tuition for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate students
  • Total electronic library collections, including digital books, databases and media
  • Graduation rate
  • Retention rate
  • The availability of the following tuition plans:
    • Payment plan
    • Guaranteed tuition plan
    • Other alternative tuition plan
  • The availability of academic/ career counseling services
  • The availability of job placement services for graduates
  • The availability of virtual reference services
  • Offers dual credit
  • Offers credit for life experience
  • Offers advanced placement (AP) credit
  • Offers credit for military training

All schools were scored on a 10-point scale for each of the points listed above. Individual data point scores were then multiplied by their respective weights, and the scores were added together, for a maximum possible score of 10 points.

NOTE: Schools’ tuition amounts are based on 2015-16 undergraduate and graduate data reported to the National Center for Education Statistics. The actual cost of tuition may vary.

Sources:

  1. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, Accessed February 2017, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
, if applicable,