Higher Education

Colleges & Universities

Eight colleges and universities are within 1.5 hours driving distance from Ardmore. The University Center of Southern Oklahoma offers local residents a variety of college degrees from three area colleges and universities, without leaving town. Beginning in Spring 2019, Langston University will begin offering a Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University Center.

Name of Higher Ed Institution Location Distance
*These universities offer college level courses and degrees through the local University Center of Southern Oklahoma.

University Center of Southern Oklahoma Ardmore, OK 0 miles
Murray State College* Tishomingo, OK 31 miles
North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX 35 miles
Southeastern Oklahoma State University* Durant, OK 53 miles
East Central University Ada, OK 62 miles
Texas Women’s University Denton, TX 70 miles
University of North Texas Denton, TX 70 miles
Austin College Sherman, TX 75 miles
University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 87 miles

About the University Center of Southern Oklahoma

The University Center of Southern Oklahoma was created in 1974 as Oklahoma's first consortium model University Center.  Murray State College, Southeastern Oklahoma State College, and Langston University (beginning January 2019) offer accredited degrees at Associate, Bachelor, and Master level courses. Course scheduling is designed to maximize access to nontraditional students and working adults. On a single campus students have a variety of degree options ranging from education to criminal justice and nursing.

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