The 7 Best Christian Colleges in Oklahoma for 2024


The editors at Lord’s Library have compiled this list of the best Christian colleges in Oklahoma to save you the search.

Searching for the best Christian colleges in Oklahoma can involve a fair bit of research with a number of options across the state. According to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, the religious composition of Christian adults in the state is 73 percent. Oklahoma’s Christian higher learning landscape includes colleges and universities with varying degrees of religious study, as well as dedicated Bible colleges for a scripture-first approach.

Choosing the institution that is right for you will largely depend on your spiritual and educational goals. It’s with this in mind that our editors assembled this list of the best Christian colleges in Oklahoma to consider. Each entry includes the school’s location and a brief “From the institution” description to give you a high-level overview of the college and save you time. Simply click the college name or logo to go direct to the institution’s website if you want to learn more.

Note: The best Christian colleges in Oklahoma are ranked in alphabetical order.

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The Best Christian Colleges in Oklahoma

Mid-American Christian UniversityMid-American Christian University

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

From the institution: “At MACU, we believe that everyone who desires to learn and follow God’s vision for their life should have the means to achieve it. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering our students an accredited, cost-effective, online education that is grounded in the love and service of Jesus Christ. Whether you’re a high school senior or college transfer or you’re a busy adult wanting to further or complete your college education, MACU has a degree program that’s built for you. We offer a diverse selection of 100% online programs with classes to be taken at your convenience.”

Oklahoma Baptist UniversityOklahoma Baptist University

Location: Shawnee, OK

From the institution: “Oklahoma Baptist University is a Christian liberal arts university in Shawnee, 30 minutes east of Oklahoma City. At OBU you will learn how all knowledge connects and how that framework can be informed by a thoughtful Christian worldview. You will have the choice of more than 80 are’as of study, the opportunity to work and study abroad and the chance to engage faculty mentors. All of this occurs in a supportive, Christian community; one that’s dedicated to the highest intellectual and ethical standards.”

Oklahoma Christian UniversityOklahoma Christian University

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

From the institution: “We are a passionate group of Christ-followers made up of educators, learners, seekers and creators. We are driven by missions – not just majors, and believe everyone has an important significance to this world. You are wanted here – and great things are expected of you. Located in the heart of Oklahoma and the state capitol, you will be in the center for professional internships, shadowing and mentoring. Find jobs in the thriving industries of energy, biotechnology, aerospace, weather, health care, technology and telecommunications.”

Oral Roberts UniversityOral Roberts University

Location: Tulsa, OK

From the institution: “Oral Roberts University is one of the largest and most influential Christian universities in the world. We develop whole leaders for the whole world through a unique Whole Person education. Spirit-empowered leaders come to ORU, not to “stay” in their faith, but to GROW in faith. ORU students are passionate about growing spiritually and making a difference in the world around them. Along with Spirit-empowered chapel services, you will be encouraged to get involved with one of the many ways to impact the world for God’s glory!”

Randall UniversityRandall University

Location: Moore, OK

From the institution: “Randall University has been the fulfillment of a vision for Free Will Baptist Christian higher education in Oklahoma since 1917.  Since then, the institution has grown to three undergraduate schools (Arts and Sciences, Christian Ministry, and Education) and the Randall Graduate School. Randall University is a Christian institution of higher education committed to the intellectual, spiritual, social, moral, and physical development of its students. It seeks to prepare students to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, both in the church and in society at large.”

Southern Nazarene UniversitySouthern Nazarene University

Location: Bethany, OK

From the institution: “Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university-a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 44-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and to one another. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world.”

Southwestern Christian UniversitySouthwestern Christian University

Location: Bethany, OK

From the institution: “SCU is an exciting place to be. Since its founding in 1946, the University continues to foster a spiritually vibrant, academically rigorous, and mission-fervent community of visionaries seeking to make a difference in this world. Our vision for a Christian liberal arts education pursued from the perspective of the Biblical Christian worldview is expressed in more than 30 undergraduate degree programs, and attracts students from more than 20 different nations.”

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