2019 Best Online Community Colleges in Oklahoma

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Students in Oklahoma can earn an online associate degree or certificate from these eight community colleges. The schools on this list have an average annual tuition of $4,284, so they are all affordable places to get an education. Western Oklahoma State College, ranked #2, Carl Albert State College, ranked #3, and Northern Oklahoma College, ranked #4, are especially affordable; they all cost less than $3,000 per year. At top-ranked Tulsa Community College, students have the greatest number of options. They can pursue one of 27 online associate degrees, such as an AA in Sociology, an AA in History, and an AS in Business Hospitality Management.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Campus Location
#1 #1 Tulsa Community College $3,096 Tulsa (OK)
#2 #2 Western Oklahoma State College $2,863 Altus (OK)
#3 #3 Carl Albert State College $2,737 Poteau (OK)
#4 #4 Northern Oklahoma College $2,850 Tonkawa (OK)
#5 #5 Murray State College $5,580 Tishomingo (OK)
#6 #6 Eastern Oklahoma State College $3,407 Wilburton (OK)
#7 #7 Rose State College $4,671 Midwest City (OK)
#8 #8 Oklahoma City Community College $9,068 Oklahoma City (OK)

2019 Online Community Colleges in Oklahoma - 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: $3,096
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Tulsa
  • Online Associate Degrees: 27
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Students interested in the online learning program designed by Tulsa Community College can choose an associate degree or certificate through the School of Business and Information Technology, the School of Child Development and Education, the School of Liberal Arts and Communication, or Science and Mathematics. Through the business school, students can obtain a Business Certificate, Accounting Specialist Certificate, Associate of Science in Marketing, or the Associate of Applied Science in Management, among other options. Degree and certificate options through the other schools include a Child Development Certificate of Mastery, an Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, or an Associate of Science in Mathematics.

Online Associate Degrees (27)

Online Certificate Programs (12)

  • Annual Tuition: $2,863
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Altus
  • Online Associate Degrees: 7
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One certificate and seven associate degrees are available to obtain fully online through Western Oklahoma State College’s distance learning program. Students can choose an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts; Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science; Associate of Applied Science in Child Development; Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice; Associate of Science in Early Childhood; Associate of Science in Health-Physical Education and Recreation; or Associate of Science in Infants and Toddlers. Alternatively, a Certificate in Infants and Toddlers can be obtained online. Classes are delivered in an eight-week format and each three-hour-credit course is $420.

  • Annual Tuition: $2,737
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Poteau
  • Online Associate Degrees: 14
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Several associate degrees and certificates are available to earn through the online learning program created by Carl Albert State College. Students interested in obtaining a certificate can choose a Certificate in Child Development with a director’s focus, or a focus in infant/toddler mastery. Individuals interested in an online associate degree can pick from an Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Child Development, General Studies, Social Studies, Sociology/Psychology, or an Associate of Applied Science in Child Development, Computer Technology, or Occupational Health and Safety.

  • Annual Tuition: $2,850
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Tonkawa
  • Online Associate Degrees: 5
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Students unable to attend classes at the Northeastern Oklahoma College main campus can take courses and earn a degree through the school’s distance learning program. Several associate degrees are available to obtain online, including an Associate of Arts in Enterprise Development with a focus in business administration or general studies, or an Associate of Science in Business Administration. Students access their classes, tests, quizzes, and course assignments through the school’s Blackboard software. Classes are conducted in real time and students must be able to commit to six to nine hours of study a week per course.

  • Annual Tuition: $5,580
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Tishomingo
  • Online Associate Degrees: 10
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Ten associate degrees are offered through Murray State College’s online learning program, including an Associate of Science in Arts and Sciences, an Associate of Science in Behavioral Sciences-Psychology, an Associate of Science in Business, and many more. Students interested in one of these programs must first confirm that they live in a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) state. Online learners are prepared for the distance learning program by undergoing an Online Student Orientation, which is available on the school's website and can be completed at the student's convenience. 

  • Annual Tuition: $3,407
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Wilburton
  • Online Associate Degrees: 8
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Eastern Oklahoma State College offers multiple degrees that can be obtained through a blend of online and in-person classes, with five degree programs being offered entirely online. Those degrees include an Associate of Science in Business Administration, an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, an Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems, an Associate of Arts in General Studies, and an Associate of Arts in Psychology/Sociology. The same academic services that are afforded to traditional students — such as scholarships and financial aid, career counseling, and a bookstore — are also provided to distance learners. All classes are asynchronous; however, online students must adhere to the same assignment and test deadlines as on-campus students.

  • Annual Tuition: $4,671
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Midwest City
  • Online Associate Degrees: 23
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Rose State College offers five Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees, and two Associate of Applied Science degrees online. Students can choose an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science in Business, Corporate Education, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Social Sciences General Option. Alternatively, an Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security or an Associate of Applied Science in Library Technical Assistant are also available. There is a $12 fee on top of each course to cover the cost of electronic course delivery. Distance learners can easily access the online semester schedule and technical support through the school’s website.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,068
  • Accreditation: HLC
  • Locations: Oklahoma City
  • Online Associate Degrees: 8
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An Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies is offered entirely online through the distance learning program designed by Oklahoma City Community College. Students pursuing the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies can explore general education electives, humanities electives, social science electives, and approved major electives. Upon graduation, students are equipped with oral, written communication and problem-solving skills, and are able to transfer this degree to a four-year college.
 

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