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2021 Best Value Colleges for Education in Oklahoma

13 Colleges
1,293 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,071 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value Education School for You

Best Value Colleges for Education in OklahomaOut of the majors we analyze each year, education was ranked 4th in Oklahoma. In fact, 1,293 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.5% of all the education bachelor's degrees in the country.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Education in Oklahoma ranking, we looked at 13 colleges that offer a bachelor's in education. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. Instead, we are looking at those education schools that offer a high quality educational experience at a price lower than expected.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

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2021 Best Value Education Schools in Oklahoma

The colleges and universities below are the best for the money for education majors.

Top 10 Best Value Education Schools

Our rankings recognize Oklahoma Baptist University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Shawnee, OBU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at OBU, the school also landed the #3 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oklahoma ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at OBU is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $23,878. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from OBU is $101,004. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Oklahoma State is a fairly large public school located in the town of Stillwater. Oklahoma State also made our Best Colleges for Education in Oklahoma list, coming in at #1.

At Oklahoma State, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.4 years, and it costs about $26,971 per year to attend the school. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Oklahoma State is $119,212. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Our rankings recognize Oklahoma Christian University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. OC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Edmond. OC did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #5 on our Best Colleges for Education in Oklahoma list.

At OC, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $24,069. This means that the average student pays around $103,737 to get a bachelor’s degree from OC. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Located in the remote town of Weatherford, SWOSU is a public college with a small student population. In addition to being on our best value list, SWOSU has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oklahoma ranking.

The average student at SWOSU graduates in less than 4.6 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $19,402. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from SWOSU be around $90,025. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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Northeastern State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Tahlequah, NSU is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. NSU also made our Best Colleges for Education in Oklahoma list, coming in at #8.

At NSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.8 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $17,394. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from NSU is about $84,187. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Located in the distant town of Durant, Southeastern Oklahoma State University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is 4.6 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $16,440. This means that the average student pays around $74,966 to get a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Located in the remote town of Alva, NWOSU is a public college with a small student population. NWOSU not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #9 on our Best Colleges for Education in Oklahoma list.

At NWOSU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.7 years, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $19,230. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the NWOSU is $89,420. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Cameron University

Lawton, OK

Our rankings recognize Cameron University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Lawton, Cameron University is a public college with a small student population.

It takes the average student at Cameron University about 4.6 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $16,903. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the Cameron University is $78,430. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Oral Roberts University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. ORU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Tulsa. As a testament to the quality of education offered at ORU, the school also landed the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oklahoma ranking.

At ORU, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.2 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $28,028. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from ORU be around $116,877. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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University of Oklahoma Norman Campus earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Norman, University of Oklahoma is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at University of Oklahoma, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Education in Oklahoma ranking.

It takes the average student at University of Oklahoma about 4.5 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $30,331. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma is $134,973. When you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Best Education Colleges in the Southwest Region

Explore all the Best Education Schools in the Southwest Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Arizona 3,050
Texas 1,415
New Mexico 611

Education Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 765
Teacher Education Subject Specific 437
Special Education 72
General Education 8
Instructional Media Design 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Psychology 1,034
Communication & Journalism 1,027
Social Sciences 790
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 435
History 200

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 13 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Horadrim.

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