Tulsa Education

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Select


Providing a comprehensive education from pre-kindergarten through college has been the goal of community leaders since the city's founding. The results of this dedication are reflected in some impressive statistics. More than 83 percent of Tulsa area residents have a high school diploma or higher; 23 percent have a bachelor's degree; and more than 11 percent have a master's degree.  

Public Education

A great education starts with a solid foundation in elementary and preschool. Two dozen school districts offer public education in the Tulsa metropolitan area.  

In Tulsa County alone, more than 106,000 students are instructed by 15 school districts. Tulsa Public Schools, the largest district in the state, educates more than 43,000 students at more than 80 sites. The district is noted for progressive programs, extensive technology and high levels of community involvement, including the very successful Partner-In-Education program. This program encourages companies to develop partnerships with schools that foster ongoing linkages between business and public education.  

Other public school districts, such as Jenks, Union, Owasso, Broken Arrow and Bixby, offer students outstanding programs that provide a well-rounded educational experience. Each year, students from Tulsa area school districts garner impressive honors such as National Merit Scholars and all-American student-athlete awards.

Private Schools

The rich tradition of private schools in Tulsa dates to the 1880s, when small churches and congregations offered educational opportunities. The tradition continues at many outstanding private institutions and religious-based private schools.  

Higher Education

Both public and private institutions offer a wide range of associate, undergraduate, graduate and vocational opportunities in Tulsa. With the creation of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa in 1999, higher education reached a new level of service delivery. As an urban university, OSU-Tulsa offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to accommodate non-traditional students.  

Other institutions of higher learning include -  

  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Tulsa
  • Oral Roberts University (Prayer Tower at right)
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow
  • University of Phoenix
  • Tulsa Technology Center
  • Bacone College
  • Southern Nazarene University
  • Oklahoma Weslyan University
  • Rogers State University
  • Langston University
  • Oklahoma City University

More than ever, Tulsans have access to educational opportunities that are second to none nationwide. All state-supported higher educational institutions are currently expanding their role in Tulsa due to an influx of additional monies provided through a Tulsa county bond issue.

Comments (1)

Tom Burris
NMLS# 335055 - Baton Rouge, LA
Texas/Louisiana Mortgage Pro - 13 YRS Experience

Hi Jane.... welcome to ActiveRain.

Boomer Sooner from the Lonestar State


Jan 18, 2007 02:53 PM