2023 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.

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#1 in Oklahoma | #158 in Political Science nationally
Economic score: 4.17

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $21,122

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

Payback: 4.9 years

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $45,325

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

EarningsPlus: + $6,842

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 85%
Graduation rate: 70%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

#2 in Oklahoma | #447 in Political Science nationally

Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Economic score: 25.28

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $14,237

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

Payback: 19 year

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $28,343

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

EarningsPlus: - $9,277

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 68%
Graduation rate: 69%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

Economic score: 10.57

The Economic Score is the combination of payback and earningsplus, and is how we determine a school’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Net cost: $17,339

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

Payback: 10.1 years

Payback measures how long it takes the average student to pay back the total cost of attending college with marginal earnings. Marginal earnings are the difference between what the average student would have earned before attending college and what they earn afterwards.

Earnings: $33,281

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

EarningsPlus: - $1,535

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark that Degreechoices adjusts based on each school’s unique mix of academic programs and the in-state/out-of-state composition of the student body.

Admission rate: 81%
Graduation rate: 47%

Graduation rates below the school’s state average are shown in red. Schools with graduation rates in the bottom 25% nationally (48%) are not ranked and are displayed at the end of the ranking list.

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How long does it take me to repay a bachelor's degree in poli sci/government in Oklahoma?

Years

9.6 years

The cost of the average bachelor's degree in poli sci/government in Oklahoma is covered by the new earnings of graduates in 9.6 years.

How much do graduates with bachelor's degree in poli sci/government earn in Oklahoma?

Salary

$34,342

The median bachelor's degree in poli sci/government graduate earns $34,342 3 years after graduating.

How much does a bachelor's degree in poli sci/government cost in Oklahoma?

Net cost

$17,860

The average annual cost of a bachelor's degree in poli sci/government is $17,860. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.