7 Great Christian Colleges in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is known for its beautiful countryside scenery, Native American heritage, and man-made lakes. It also has several Christian colleges and universities that can offer different academic, spiritual, and personal opportunities for students. This article will highlight 7 great Christian colleges and universities in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Christian Colleges

For those seeking a Christian college or university in the Sooner State, Oklahoma has many excellent schools.

Mid-America Christian University

Mid-America Christian University, located in Oklahoma City, is a faith-based university affiliated with the Church of God. It offers online and on-campus degrees at various levels. 

Examples of bachelor’s programs at this higher education institution include education, business, biology, data analytics, and psychology. The campus is walkable, secure, and vibrant, with plenty of ways to connect with other students through recreational athletics, spiritual gatherings, and a wide range of groups, events, and activities.

School size: 1,182*

Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1*

Undergraduate tuition: $17,568 (per year)

*Statistics from Niche.com

Oklahoma Baptist University

Located in Shawnee, Oklahoma Baptist University is a liberal arts university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. OBU is known for its academic excellence and a deep sense of community. 

The top undergraduate majors include nursing, psychology/pre-counseling, business, communications, and Biblical studies. Popular campus activities include intramural and varsity sports, talent shows, concerts, Bible studies, and student government. 

School size: 1,763

Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1

Undergraduate tuition: $28,810 (per year)

Learn more about this university on page 155 of THE Guide

Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma Christian University is a liberal arts university in Oklahoma City, affiliated with the Church of Christ. The school offers a number of undergraduate, graduate, online, and professional programs.

The top five undergraduate majors are nursing, mechanical engineering, biology, gaming and animation, and business. Given the school’s urban location, there’s access to numerous internships and career connections in addition to their work-based learn­ing programs. The campus is full of traditions and activities for students looking to get involved.

School size: 2,360

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1

Undergraduate tuition: $24,550 (per year)

Learn more about this university on page 82 of THE Guide

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OWU) is a private university in Bartlesville, affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. OWU has more than 50 programs for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students. 

A few of their undergraduate degrees are Biblical studies and Christian thought, digital cinema, exercise science, graphic design, and sports and recreation leadership. Students can connect with peers on campus through residential life, spiritual activities, and clubs.

School size: ~700

Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1*

Undergraduate tuition: $29,698 (per year)

*Statistic from Niche.com

Oral Roberts University

Oral Roberts University is a larger interdenominational Christian university in Tulsa. Its biblically based education offers over 150 academic programs, with the top five programs being nursing, psychology, ministry and leadership, engineering, and business administration.

There’s a lot of school spirit at Oral Roberts between their Division 1 athletic teams and 35+ clubs and organizations. Spiritual life consists of missions, weekly chapel services, worship, and more!

School size: 5,367

Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1

Undergraduate tuition: $31,250 (per year)

Learn more about this university on page 157 of THE Guide

Southern Nazarene University

Southern Nazarene University is a private university in Bethany, affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene. It offers over 40 traditional undergraduate majors, as well as adult undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. 

Some popular undergraduate majors are business, organizational behavior studies, human development, liberal arts and humanities, and nursing. The university’s campus is great for connecting with others through small groups, chapel worship, student leadership, a club, or just in the school’s coffee shop. 

School size: 1,288*

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1*

Undergraduate tuition: $28,000 (per year)

*Statistic from Niche.com

Southwestern Christian University

This Pentecostal university, also in Bethany, has attendees from over 20 different nations. Southwestern Christian University offers a liberal arts education from a Biblical perspective. 

It has 30 undergraduate majors across the areas of business, Christian studies, creative arts, education, humanities and sciences, and social and behavioral science. Student life on campus is centered around music, NAIA Division 1 and intramural sports, and various clubs and organizations. 

School size: 600+

Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1

Undergraduate tuition: ~$17,040

Wrapping Up

That concludes the list of Christian colleges in Oklahoma. If one of these schools stood out to you, consider scheduling a visit or reading more about them in THE Guide to Christian Colleges and Universities. 

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