Best Value Colleges in Oklahoma

If you are considering applying to a college in the Sooner State, PayScale’s Oklahoma ROI Report rankings can guide you to the best value colleges in the state.

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RankSchool Name20 Year Net ROI
Total 4 Year Cost
Graduation Rate
Typical Years to Graduate
Average Loan Amount
Rank:1School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$438,000Total 4 Year Cost:$99,900Graduation Rate:68%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$31,300
Rank:2School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$385,000Total 4 Year Cost:$153,000Graduation Rate:68%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$31,300
Rank:3School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$382,000Total 4 Year Cost:$89,000Graduation Rate:63%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$23,900
Rank:4School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$356,000Total 4 Year Cost:$217,000Graduation Rate:73%Typical Years to Graduate:4Average Loan Amount:$36,500
Rank:5School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$330,000Total 4 Year Cost:$141,000Graduation Rate:63%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$23,900
Rank:6School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$308,000Total 4 Year Cost:$125,000Graduation Rate:49%Typical Years to Graduate:4Average Loan Amount:$28,500
Rank:7School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$297,000Total 4 Year Cost:$63,900Graduation Rate:25%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$16,200
Rank:8School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$295,000Total 4 Year Cost:$74,100Graduation Rate:28%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$15,900
Rank:9School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$269,000Total 4 Year Cost:$100,000Graduation Rate:28%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$15,900
Rank:10School Name:20 Year Net ROI:$262,000Total 4 Year Cost:$98,200Graduation Rate:25%Typical Years to Graduate:5Average Loan Amount:$16,200

Choosing a college is a major investment. By looking at the 20-year net ROI and annualized ROI of each college on our list, you can make sure to choose a school you can afford based on your current family income and your projected earnings over the next two decades. Earnings, however, depend greatly on choice of major so take that into account as well.

When ranked by college return on investment, Oklahoma is home to several public schools that provide a good return. The University of Oklahoma is one of these. Notable alumni include Blake Griffin, James Garner and Olivia Munn.

Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma is a Big 10 school, and the Cowboys and Cowgirls are passionate about their winning sports teams, especially football. Garth Brooks, Gary Busey and Randy Couture were all OSU graduates.