# 2022 best colleges in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is home to around 30 different degree-granting institutions, most notably University of Oklahoma, located just next to Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma State, located a good 60 minute drive out into the countryside. If students would like to venture further afield, Oklahoma is a member of the Academic Common Market, a collection of 15 southern states offering reciprocal in-state tuition advantages.

**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, Oklahoma

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,209

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Norman, Oklahoma

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $9,578

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $7,139

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $3,611

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Weatherford, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $4,414

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,323

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $155

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,494

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,897

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Oklahoma Christian University

Edmond, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $3,990

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,332

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Durant, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $5,795

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Goodwell, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $6,437

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### East Central University

Ada, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $6,756

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Alva, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,122

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Chickasha, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $10,410

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Cameron University

Lawton, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $10,624

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $816

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Mid-America Christian University

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $2,470

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rogers State University

Claremore, Oklahoma

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $7,789

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.