2019 Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma

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The following colleges are the best online schools in Oklahoma. Ranked #1, Southwestern Christian University holds the highest median alumni salary at $139,300 and offers an online Bachelor of Professional Leadership for $15,750 each year. Ranked #13, Rogers State University's tuition is the most affordable at $4,526's per year for any of its 16 online undergraduate degrees. Students can choose from degree programs such as a B.A. in Liberal Arts, B.S. in Business Administration, and more.

Alumni salaries were provided by PayScale. View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Oklahoma, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Median Salary
#1 #1 Southwestern Christian University Annual Tuition $15,750 Median Salary $139,300
#2 #2 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Annual Tuition $10,648 Median Salary $89,400
#3 #3 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Annual Tuition $13,398 Median Salary $86,600
#4 #4 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Annual Tuition $9,420 Median Salary $81,000
#5 #5 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Annual Tuition $5,250 Median Salary $79,200
#6 #6 Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Annual Tuition $4,549 Median Salary $72,100
#7 #7 Oral Roberts University Annual Tuition $12,320 Median Salary $71,600
#8 #8 Oklahoma Christian University Annual Tuition $22,460 Median Salary $69,700
#9 #9 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Annual Tuition $13,760 Median Salary $66,600
#10 #10 Northeastern State University Annual Tuition $5,386 Median Salary $61,900
#11 #11 Oklahoma Panhandle State University Annual Tuition $8,714 Median Salary $58,300
#12 #12 Northwestern Oklahoma State University Annual Tuition $9,462 Median Salary $58,300
#13 #13 Rogers State University Annual Tuition $4,526 Median Salary $57,200
Salary data provided by Payscale Logo. Updated 2018.

2019 Online Colleges in Oklahoma Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $15,750
  • Median Salary: $139,300
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Bethany
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Southwestern Christian University in Bethany offers an online Bachelor of Professional Leadership degree that integrates their focus on a biblical foundation with an education in liberal arts. This program allows busy students to take advantage of SCU’s flexible online degree format. Students in this degree program will choose between concentrations in business, management, social services, and Christian leadership. Students in this program can take courses in Cross Cultural Leadership, Social Psychology, Leadership for the 21st Century, Team Leadership and Communication, and Legal Issues in Ministry.

  • Annual Tuition: $10,648
  • Median Salary: $89,400
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Norman
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The University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus offers undergraduate, graduate, and graduate certificate programs entirely online. The online undergraduate degrees they offer are a Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Lifespan Care Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. They also offer quite a few graduate degrees, including a Master of Arts in Human and Health Services Administration, a Master of Arts in Museum Studies, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Prevention Science.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (13)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,398
  • Median Salary: $86,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Stillwater
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Established in 1890, Oklahoma State University-Main Campus has more than 35,000 students attend each year, having students representing all 50 states and 120- countries. As a land-grant university, OSU is open to everyone who wants to pursue higher education. OSU Online provides students with flexible and convenient online credit courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional certification levels. Distance learners can pursue degrees in subjects such as business administration, agriculture, and more. 

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Master's Degrees (38)

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Online Certificate Programs (16)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,420
  • Median Salary: $81,000
  • Accreditation: HLC and ABHES
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Weatherford
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Southwestern Oklahoma State University offers online undergraduate degrees in nursing and allied health. Their Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program courses are offered in 8-week sessions and students generally graduate after taking 5-6 sessions. SOSU also offers a number of online graduate degrees, including a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Education in Instructional Coaching, a Master of Science in Management, a Master of Education in Educational Administration, and a BSN to MSN.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,250
  • Median Salary: $79,200
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Okmulgee
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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology offers three online information technology degrees: an Associate in Applied Science, an Associate in Science, and a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technologies. All of the courses and exams for these degrees can be taken entirely online through the university's D2L online site. Their programs are flexible and are designed for busy adults who need to balance their coursework around their professional and family lives. Their membership in NC-SARA, allows them the opportunity to provide distance education to students in most states. Prospective students can check OSUIT’s website to verify their state’s eligibility.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,549
  • Median Salary: $72,100
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City offers online associate degrees in a number of majors, including management, health sciences, police science, and public service. They also have a Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Responder Administration degree, which allows students to take courses in Strategic Planning & Analysis in Public Safety Agencies, Technology Research & Design for Emergency Responders, Tactical Emergency Management, Technical Dissemination of Emergency Public Information, and Ethical Practices in Emergency Response Professionals. Class materials may be accessed at student’s convenience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Annual Tuition: $12,320
  • Median Salary: $71,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Tulsa
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Oral Roberts University in Tulsa offers online bachelor's degrees in many areas including business administration, Christian caregiving and counseling, digital communication, human resource management, and leadership studies. Their graduate degrees include a Master of Science in Nursing, a Master of Arts in Leadership, a Master of Business Administration in Leadership, and a Master of Christian Ministry. Their online Master of Business Administration in Leadership allows students to take courses in Marketing Leadership, Accounting & Financial Leadership, Global Management Concepts, and Strategic Organizational Development. They have been recognized as one of the Top 30 online colleges and offer online students many benefits including flexible programs, outstanding faculty, an encouraging, Christ-centered environment, and a community that promotes physical health.

  • Annual Tuition: $22,460
  • Median Salary: $69,700
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Edmond
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Oklahoma Christian University offers an online Master of Science in Engineering, which can be earned in less than two years. Students in this program take one class per week and must complete 30 credit hours in order to graduate. The Master of Science in Engineering program allows students to take courses in Random Variables and Stochastic Processes, Systems Engineering, Tools of Operating Research, Systems Engineering Management, and Failure Analysis of Engineering Systems.  Students can begin the program at three different times throughout the year (January, May, or August), and courses can be accessed at the student’s convenience.

  • Annual Tuition: $13,760
  • Median Salary: $66,600
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Bartlesville
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Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a Christian college that offers online associate, bachelor, and master degrees.  Their degree completion programs were created for working adults and allow students to access coursework asynchronously, from any place with internet access. Their bachelor degrees include majors like psychology, organizational management, ministry & leadership, business administration, and nursing. Their RN to BSN program requires 126 credit hours in order to graduate. 45 of those hours must come from core nursing curriculum, 39 hours come from general education, and the remaining 42 hours come from elective courses.

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (10)

Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,386
  • Median Salary: $61,900
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Tahlequah
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Northeastern State University, which is located in Tahlequah, offers six online undergraduate degrees. These degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Bachelor of General Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security. Their master's degrees include a Master of Education in Instructional Leadership, a Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of American Studies. They strive to provide distance learners with an education that is affordable, flexible and credible and online students are provided with resources such as advising, learning assistance, and technical support.

  • Annual Tuition: $8,714
  • Median Salary: $58,300
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Goodwell
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Oklahoma Panhandle State University, located in Goodwell, offers an accredited, online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program that can be completed in as little as one year. This program is designed for busy, working students and includes 8 courses (30 credit hours) that can be completed asynchronously. They offer an advising program that provides individual degree plans for each distance learner based on their unique requirements and schedule. Students are able to begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer.

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,462
  • Median Salary: $58,300
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Alva
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Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Accounting and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Technical Management. They also have programs for a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice. In order for students to graduate from the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, they must complete 73 credit hours of coursework as well as 1,020 practicum hours.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,526
  • Median Salary: $57,200
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Locations: Claremore
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Rogers State University offers online degrees in a number of majors. Their undergraduate associate degree offerings include an Associate in Applied Science in Applied Technology, an Associate of Arts in Business Administration, an Associate of Science in Computer Science, and an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies. Their online bachelor's degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Oklahoma (38)

Oklahoma is home to 38 accredited colleges offering online degree programs. Students at all degree levels will find options on this list in popular subjects such as business, information technology, and education. Those interested in earning an online MBA will find 12 options at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a public, non-profit institution located in Durant. Carl Albert State College is an affordable option for associate degree seekers, with online programs in business administration, social sciences, and computer technology, among others. National American University Online, located in Tulsa, is the best school for military benefits in the state.

At a Glance:

  • Twenty-four of the 38 online schools in Oklahoma offer tuitions under $15,000 per year.
  • Higher education in Oklahoma was ranked 5th in the country for affordability by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • Graduates of colleges and universities in Oklahoma tend to find employment in the state; over 87 percent of residents who graduate with a bachelor's degree are employed in the state within a year of graduating.

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