Some of the top regionally and nationally ranked colleges and universities in Oklahoma as of 2015 include University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Oklahoma City University, according to U.S. News and World Report. Other ranked schools include Oklahoma State University of Technology at Okmulgee, Oklahoma Christian University, Oral Roberts University, Southern Christian University and St. Gregory’s University. These rankings are for undergraduate institutions.
The University of Oklahoma, a nationally ranked research-focused institution, has many classes with less than 20 students, high retention rates and majors focusing on interdisciplinary programs, health and life sciences, business and psychology. Oklahoma Baptist University has an affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention and a regional college ranking due to its small class sizes, large number of student organizations and program variety from theology to business.
Oklahoma State University has a national ranking and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including management, social and behavioral sciences, agriculture science and life sciences. Oklahoma Wesleyan University, a regionally ranked college, offers its small number of students expertise in fields for nursing, theology and business concentrations, along with a Christian-based curriculum that requires chapel attendance. The regional university-ranked Oklahoma City University provides courses of study in the fine arts, a liberal arts core and health-related fields.