10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Oklahoma For 2019

by Chris Kolmar
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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. Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  2. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
  3. University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
  4. University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center
  5. University of Tulsa
  6. University of Central Oklahoma
  7. Southern Nazarene University
  8. Oklahoma City University
  9. Bacone College
  10. Oklahoma Panhandle State 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 25 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, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Oklahoma.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Oklahoma

Rank College Employed
1 Oklahoma Wesleyan University 88.91%
2 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus 88.76%
3 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus 88.73%
4 University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center 88.73%
5 University of Tulsa 88.62%
6 University of Central Oklahoma 88.44%
7 Southern Nazarene University 88.28%
8 Oklahoma City University 88.24%
9 Bacone College 88.01%
10 Oklahoma Panhandle State University 87.99%
11 Oklahoma Baptist University 86.74%
12 Langston University 86.61%
13 Southwestern Oklahoma State University 86.52%
14 Northwestern Oklahoma State University 86.28%
15 Oklahoma Christian University 86.17%
16 Southeastern Oklahoma State University 85.69%
17 Northeastern State University 85.67%
18 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma 85.05%
19 Oral Roberts University 84.94%
20 East Central University 84.88%
21 Mid-America Christian University 84.81%
22 Cameron University 82.34%
23 Rogers State University 81.68%
24 Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City 81.0%
25 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology 80.16%
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