Community Colleges in Oklahoma
Degree Programs at Oklahoma Community CollegesGenerally, a community college will confer less-than 2-year degrees to students. Degrees will be an associate degree that come in a few basic varieties: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or Associate of Fine Arts (AFA). Certificate programs, on the other hand, are shorter-term programs found at community colleges designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills of a trade. Examples of certificate programs may be welding, auto body, computer systems, diesel mechanics, cosmetology, and medical assisting.
Why Attend a Community College in Oklahoma?Albeit a degree or certificate program, starting your education at a community college in Oklahoma may be an ideal place to begin your academic journey. As public institutions, community colleges provide quality access to affordable education. They are substantially less expensive than a private college given the fact a community college is partially subsidized by state funds. Another key aspect of a community college worth considering is the fact they offer guaranteed admissions. In other words, any qualifying student who applies for admissions has access to study a number of programs. The combination of access and value translate to millions of students enrolled at community colleges across the country.
The following link may provide helpful information about community colleges in Oklahoma:
- Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (Official Website)
Community Colleges in Oklahoma City
We have ranked the community colleges in the Oklahoma City area by the percent of students who either completed their degree or transferred to a 4-year institution. Redlands Community College in El Reno, OK ranked as the #1 community college in this area. Visit their official website at http://www.redlandscc.edu/
Redlands Community College Highlights
- Serving students from El Reno and surrounding areas
- 35% of students either graduated or transferred to a 4-year college/university
- Tuition & fees are about $4,100 per year for state residents ($6,300 for out of state)
Other Community Colleges in Oklahoma
The table below lists all the other community colleges in Oklahoma that do not belong to any large metropolitan or urban concentrated area. The table also displays the "Rate" column, which is the percent of students completing course work.
|43%||Northern Oklahoma College||Tonkawa, OK|
|42%||Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College||Miami, OK|
|38%||Seminole State College||Seminole, OK|
|37%||Western Oklahoma State College||Altus, OK|
|37%||Eastern Oklahoma State College||Wilburton, OK|
|36%||Carl Albert State College||Poteau, OK|
|35%||Murray State College||Tishomingo, OK|
|28%||Connors State College||Warner, OK|
|26%||Tulsa Community College||Tulsa, OK|
Notes: Tuition & fee amounts are for both Oklahoma in-state residents and out of state students, unless noted otherwise. The tuition information displayed is an estimate, which we calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only. Please contact the respective school for information about the current school year.
Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.