Website ranks OSU’s online program best

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — In a 2016 study, Oklahoma State University ranked as the No. 1 college out of 43 schools in Oklahoma that offer online classes or degree programs. The university’s Oklahoma City campus ranked second. The analysis was conducted by, a website that provides reliable information about top online colleges and degree programs by featuring school rankings, program guides and career outlooks.

OSU offers 18 online degree programs through its main campus in Stillwater, including options at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels and covering a wide range of subjects, such as agriculture, electrical engineering and business. The school also offers online certificates. Out of all the schools in Oklahoma providing online courses, OSU ranked first for its total number of online programs and for the amount of electronic library resources available.

To generate the ranking, sourced data from the National Center for Education Statistics to evaluate schools on multiple criteria. These include the number of online programs the school offers, the percentage of students studying online, the average cost of in-state and out-of-state tuition, and student services, among others.

Based on the study, below are the top 10 schools in Oklahoma that offer online programs or classes.

Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Tulsa Community College

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Northeastern State University

Redlands Community College

Eastern Oklahoma State College

Carl Albert State College

The University of Oklahoma

With’s interactive ranking, students can also produce a personalized list that ranks schools based on the qualities that are most important to them. In addition to viewing the schools with the highest overall score, prospective students can filter schools by tuition, school type, religious affiliation, military benefits and more.

Visit to learn more about the methodology and see the ranking of Oklahoma schools.