Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges & Programs in Oklahoma 2021

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best distance learning colleges, universities, and institutes in Oklahoma. Here, readers will find the following details – rankings, list of distance education colleges, their address, type of institute, fees/cost, degrees and awards, distance learning majors/degrees and more.

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Best Online/Distance Learning Colleges in Oklahoma for 2021

Rank

College

Fees/Cost

Type of Institute

Degrees & Awards

Address

1 Caddo Kiowa Technology Center $3,845 < 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 1415 N. 7th Street, Fort Cobb, Oklahoma 73038-0190
2 Pontotoc Technology Center $3,953 < 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 601 W 33rd, Ada, Oklahoma 74820
3 Carl Albert State College $5,597 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1507 S McKenna, Poteau, Oklahoma 74953-5208
4 Eastern Oklahoma State College $5,770 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1301 W Main St, Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578-4999
5 Tulsa Community College $5,788 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 6111 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135-6198
6 Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City $6,411 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 900 N Portland, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107-6195
7 Oklahoma City Community College $6,825 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 7777 S May Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159-9987
8 Northern Oklahoma College $7,113 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1220 E Grand Ave, Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653
9 Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology $7,327 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public Less than one year certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 1801 E 4th St, Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447-3901
10 Western Oklahoma State College $8,006 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 2801 N Main St, Altus, Oklahoma 73521-1397
11 Southeastern Oklahoma State University $8,061 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 425 W University Blvd, Durant, Oklahoma 74701-3347
12 Redlands Community College $8,076 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 1300 S Country Club Rd, El Reno, Oklahoma 73036-5304
13 Cameron University $8,110 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2800 West Gore Blvd, Lawton, Oklahoma 73505-6377
14 Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester $8,593 < 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 301 Kiamichi Dr, McAlester, Oklahoma 74501
15 Rose State College $9,195 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 6420 S E 15th, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110-2799
16 Northeastern State University $9,415 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 600 N Grand, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464-2399
17 Northwestern Oklahoma State University $9,660 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 709 Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, Oklahoma 73717-2799
18 East Central University $9,893 4-year, Public One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, Oklahoma 74820-6999
19 Connors State College $9,918 2-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 700 College Road, Warner, Oklahoma 74469
20 Oklahoma Panhandle State University $10,435 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 323 Eagle Ave, Goodwell, Oklahoma 73939-0430
21 Murray State College $11,452 2-year, Public Associate’s degree One Murray Campus, Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460
22 Langston University $11,537 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 102 Page Hall, Langston, Oklahoma 73050
23 Southwestern Oklahoma State University $12,692 4-year, Public Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 100 Campus Dr, Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096-3001
24 Rogers State University $15,138 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 1701 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, Oklahoma 74017-3252
25 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus $15,325 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-1015
26 University of Central Oklahoma $15,894 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 100 N University Dr, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
27 Randall University $17,261 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 3701 S. I-35 Frontage Road, Moore, Oklahoma 73160
28 Southern Nazarene University $18,724 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 6729 NW 39th Expy, Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
29 Mid-America Christian University $19,401 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate 3500 SW 119th St, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170-9797
30 Southwestern Christian University $20,291 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 7210 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
31 Oral Roberts University $20,872 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 7777 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171
32 Bacone College $21,621 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree 2299 Old Bacone Rd, Muskogee, Oklahoma 74403-1597
33 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus $21,804 4-year, Public Less than one year certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 660 Parrington Oval, Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3072
34 Oklahoma Christian University $22,137 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 2501 E Memorial Rd, Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
35 Community Care College $22,279 2-year, Private not-for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 4242 South Sheridan, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145
36 Oklahoma Baptist University $23,175 4-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree 500 W University, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804
37 University of Tulsa $23,940 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-3189
38 Oklahoma City University $24,264 4-year, Private not-for-profit Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 2501 N Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106-1402
39 Oklahoma Wesleyan University $24,501 4-year, Private not-for-profit Associate’s degree|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 2201 Silver Lake Rd, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006-6299
40 Clary Sage College $24,898 < 2-year, Private not-for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate 3131 South Sheridan, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145
41 Platt College $25,497 2-year, Private for-profit Less than one year certificate|One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree 3801 S Sheridan, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145
42 Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology $25,659 4-year, primarily associate’s, Private for-profit One but less than two years certificate|Associate’s degree|Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree 8820 East Pine Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115
43 Family of Faith Christian University NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Two but less than 4 years certificate|Bachelor’s degree|Master’s degree 30 Kinville, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74802
44 Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences NA 4-year, Public Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1111 W 17th St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74107-1898
45 Phillips Theological Seminary NA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship 901 N Mingo Rd, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74116-5612
46 University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center NA 4-year, Public Bachelor’s degree|Postbaccalaureate certificate|Master’s degree|Post-master’s certificate|Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship|Doctor’s degree – professional practice 1105 Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117-1221

 

For ranking colleges, we have used the ‘affordability’ factor. With each passing year, cost of higher-education is rising. Keeping this fact in mind, we have decided to rank institutes on the basis of cost/expenses and affordability.

 

Best Online/Distance Learning Programs & Majors

Here are some popular distance learning programs/majors –

  1. Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

    • Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services
    • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
    • Agricultural Business and Management
    • Agricultural Mechanization
    • Agricultural Production Operations
    • Agricultural Public Services
    • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
    • Agriculture, General
    • Animal Sciences
    • Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services
    • Food Science and Technology
    • International Agriculture
    • Plant Sciences
    • Soil Sciences
  2. Architecture and Related Services

  3. Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies

    • Area Studies
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  5. Business, Marketing, Management, and Related Support Services

    • Accounting and Related Services
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations
    • Business Operations Support and Assistant Services
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Business/Commerce, General
    • Business/Corporate Communications
    • Business/Managerial Economics
    • Construction Management
    • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
    • Finance and Financial Management Services
    • General Sales, Merchandising, and Related Marketing Operations
    • Hospitality Administration/Management
    • Human Resources Management and Services
    • Insurance
    • International Business
    • Management Information Systems and Services
    • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methocs
    • Marketing
    • Real Estate
    • Specialized Sales, Merchandising, and Marketing Operations
    • Taxation
    • Telecommunications Management
  6. Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

    • Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians
    • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other
    • Communications Technology/Technician
    • Graphic Communications
  7. Communication, Journalism, and Related programs

    • Communication and Media Studies
    • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
    • Journalism
    • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
    • Publishing
    • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
  8. Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
    • Computer and Information Sciences, General
    • Computer Programming
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Software and Media Applications
    • Computer Systems Analysis
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
    • Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management
    • Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications
    • Data Processing
    • Information Science/Studies
  9. Construction Trades

    • Construction Trades, General
    • Construction Trades, Other
  10. Education

    • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Education, General
    • Education, Other
    • Educational Administration and Supervision
    • Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
    • Educational/Instructional Media Design
    • International and Comparative Education
    • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
    • Special Education and Teaching
    • Student Counseling and Personnel Services
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
    • Teaching Assistants/Aides
    • Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
  11. Engineering

    • Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Architectural Engineering
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
    • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
    • Cermic Sciences and Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Construction Engineering
    • Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering
    • Electromechanical Engineering
    • Engineering Chemistry
    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Engineering Physics
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering, General
    • Engineering, Other
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
    • Forest Engineering
    • Geological Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Materials Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Mining and Mineral Engineering
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • Ocean Engineering
    • Operations Research
    • Paper Science and Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
    • Plastics Engineering
    • Surveying Engineering
    • Systems Engineering
    • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  12. Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields

    • Architecture Engineering Technicians
    • Civil Engineering Technicians
    • Computer Engineering Technicians
    • Construction Engineering Technologies
    • Drafting Engineering Technicians
    • Electrical Engineering Technicians
    • Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technicians
    • Engineering Technicians, Other
    • Engineering Technology, General
    • Engineering-Related Fields
    • Engineering-Related Technologies
    • Environmental Control Technicians
    • Industrial Production Technicians
    • Mechanical Engineering Related Technicians
    • Mining and Petroleum Technicians
    • Nanotechnology
    • Nuclear Engineering Technicians
    • Quality Control and Safety Technicians
  13. English Language and Literature/Letters

    • English Language and Literature, General
    • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
    • Literature
    • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies
  14. Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

    • Apparel and Textiles
    • Family and Consumer Electronics Related Studies
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Business Services
    • Family and Consumer Sciences, General
    • Family and Consumer Sciences, Other
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services
    • Housing and Human Environments
    • Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
    • Work and Family Studies
  15. Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

    • African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • American Sign Language
    • Celtic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
    • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
    • Middle Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Modern Greek Language and Literature
    • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Slavic, Baltic, and Albanian Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
    • South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
    • Turkic, Uralic-Altaic, Caucasian, and Central Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  16. History

  17. Legal Professions and Studies

    • Law
    • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
    • Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies
    • Legal Support Services
    • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (UG)
  18. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities

  19. Library Science

  20. Mathematics and Statistics

    • Applied Mathematics
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
    • Statistics
  21. Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  22. Military Technologies and Applied Sciences

  23. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  24. Natural Resources and Conservation

    • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences Management
    • Forestry
    • Natural Resources and Conservation
    • Natural Resources and Conservation and Research
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
    • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
  25. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
    • Outdoor Education
    • Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management
    • Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
    • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  26. Personal and Culinary Services

    • Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
    • Culinary Arts and Related Services
    • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
    • Personal and Culinary Services, Other
  27. Philosophy and Religious Studies

    • Philosophy
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
    • Religion/Religious Studies
  28. Physical Sciences

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
    • Chemistry
    • Geosciences
    • Materials Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Physical Sciences, Other
    • Physics
  29. Precision Production

  30. Psychology

    • Psychology, General
    • Psychology, Other
  31. Public Administration and Social Service Professions

    • Community Organization and Advocacy
    • Human Services, General
    • Public Administration
    • Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Social Work
  32. Science Technologies/Technicians

  33. Social Sciences

    • Demography and Population Studies
    • Economics
    • Geography and Cartography
    • International Relations and National Security Studies
    • Political Science and Government
    • Rural Sociology
    • Social Sciences, General
    • Social Sciences, Other
    • Sociology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
  34. Theology and Religious Vocations

    • Bible/Biblical Studies
    • Missionary Studies
    • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries
    • Religious Education
    • Religious Music
    • Theological and Ministerial Studies
    • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  35. Transportation and Materials Moving

    • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
  36. Visual and Performing Arts

    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
    • Design and Applied Arts
    • Fine and Studio Arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts, General
    • Visual and Performing Arts, Other

 

Come, let us take a close look at the admission process and requirements –

 

Admission Requirements

While evaluating candidates who’ve applied for admission, colleges take the following factors into consideration –

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • ACT/SAT test scores
  • TOEFL
  • Other relevant tests

 

The factors mentioned above are divided into the following groups – Admission considerations that are ‘Required/Mandatory’, admission considerations that are ‘Recommended’ and admission requirements that are ‘Considered but not required’.

 

Admission requirements may vary from one college to another. Most of the colleges rely on secondary school GPA, secondary school record, ACT/SAT scores and TOEFL (as mandatory considerations). Community colleges usually have an open admission policy.

 

Online/Distance Education Degrees

Depending upon the level of the program, Degrees or Awards can be classified into the following types –

  • Certificates
  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced Degrees

 

Certificates

  • Less than one year certificate: The duration of the program is less than one year.
  • One but less than two years certificate: The duration of the course is 1 year (or more, but less than 2 years).

 

Associate’s Degree

Associate’s Degree program is two years long. After completing this program, you’ll obtain an Associate’s Degree from the college/university/accrediting body.

 

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree program is four years long. After completing this program, you’ll obtain an Associate’s Degree from the college/university/accrediting body.

 

Advanced Degrees

Here are some of the popular advanced degrees –

  • Master’s Degree
  • Doctor’s Degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
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