These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Oklahoma For 2019

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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Oklahoma has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in OK, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Oklahoma.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Oklahoma:

  1. Southern Nazarene University
  2. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  3. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
  4. University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center
  5. Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  6. University of Tulsa
  7. Oklahoma City University
  8. University of Central Oklahoma
  9. Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  10. Langston University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Oklahoma has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Oklahoma For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 26 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Oklahoma that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Southern Nazarene University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Oklahoma.’

1. Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bethany
Employed: 89.22%

2. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Stillwater
Employed: 89.04%

3. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Norman
Employed: 88.72%

4. University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center

University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Oklahoma City
Employed: 88.72%

5. Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Bartlesville
Employed: 88.71%

6. University of Tulsa

University of Tulsa

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Tulsa
Employed: 88.66%

7. Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Oklahoma City
Employed: 87.99%

8. University of Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Edmond
Employed: 87.94%

9. Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Goodwell
Employed: 87.93%

10. Langston University

Langston University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Langston
Employed: 87.64%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Oklahoma

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Oklahoma, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Oklahoma by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Oklahoma

Rank College Employed
1 Southern Nazarene University 89.22%
2 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 89.04%
3 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 88.72%
4 University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center 88.72%
5 Oklahoma Wesleyan University 88.71%
6 University of Tulsa 88.66%
7 Oklahoma City University 87.99%
8 University of Central Oklahoma 87.94%
9 Oklahoma Panhandle State University 87.93%
10 Langston University 87.64%
11 Mid-America Christian University 86.9%
12 Southwestern Oklahoma State University 86.76%
13 Oklahoma Christian University 86.22%
14 Northwestern Oklahoma State University 86.11%
15 Oklahoma Baptist University 86.07%
16 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 85.83%
17 Oral Roberts University 85.65%
18 Northeastern State University 84.94%
19 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 83.97%
20 Bacone College 83.66%
21 East Central University 83.62%
22 Rogers State University 82.96%
23 Randall University 82.07%
24 Cameron University 81.35%
25 Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City 81.1%
26 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology 80.04%