Education & Training

Home to two major universities and a nationally recognized technology center, Edmond is a city rich in education and training.

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO)

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890, Central connects its more than 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 77 graduate majors from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Oklahoma Christian University (OC)

Oklahoma Christian University students are purpose-driven innovators preparing for a future not yet discovered. OC is a community of unique individuals who help each other thrive. Excellence in OC’s educational fields demands forward thinking, nimble creativity and a yearning to learn more, supported by a 14-to-1 student-teacher ratio. OC is home to more than 2,000 students from 44 states and 50 countries. These students pursue 71 majors and six graduate degrees, finding Christ’s calling to be equipped to be change makers in the world. OC is personal. OC is innovative. OC is challenging. OC is missional. Visit to see why Zippia named Oklahoma Christian University the Best Total Package University in Oklahoma.

Colleges & Universities within 60 Miles of Edmond

MilesInstitutionLocationEnrollment (Fall 2017)
University of Central OklahomaEdmond15,974
Oklahoma Christian UniversityEdmond2,479
13.4Oklahoma City UniversityOklahoma City2,835
13.7OU Health Sciences CenterOklahoma City3,166
16.3OSU-OKCOklahoma City5,839
18.9Southwestern Christian UniversityBethany675
18.9Southern Nazarene UniversityBethany2,174
19.2Rose State CollegeMidwest City8,897
22.8Oklahoma City Community CollegeOklahoma City12,832
26.1Mid America Christian UniversityOklahoma City2,043
28.5Langston UniversityLangston2,218
32.8University of OklahomaNorman27,964
40.9Redlands Community CollegeEl Reno2,016
51.1Oklahoma Baptist UniversityShawnee2,093
51.1St. Gregory’s CollegeShawnee685
52.2Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater24,895
 – Total Enrollment116,815

Source: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Providing a quality workforce & supporting local business development since 1982.

The Francis Tuttle district covers approximately 530 square miles, and plays a key role in local economic development. The CareerTech system has long been a staple of the training needed to maintain a highly-skilled workforce, which fuels economic development efforts statewide.

Francis Tuttle’s Business Innovation Center accommodates:

  • Customized Training for Business and Industry
  • Career Development and Personal Enrichment classes
  • Center for Municipal Excellence
  • Launch Pad FT Business Incubator

Customized Training for Business and Industry

Francis Tuttle’s Business & Industry services team stands ready to design and deliver customized training and services to meet the unique needs of your company in a variety of areas such as computer software, technology solutions, safety, customer service, leadership training, interpersonal skills, quality management systems, small business development, government contracting assistance, and more.

Career Development and Personal Enrichment classes

Francis Tuttle offers relevant, short-term training for enhancing career skills, continuing education or personal enrichment. Courses of varying lengths are offered at convenient times and are developed based on community needs and interests, allowing members of the workforce to increase job skills and enhance career opportunities. Occupational and licensing certification programs are also available.

The Center for Municipal Excellence

The CME offers training for public works employees throughout Oklahoma in cooperation with local technology centers, and is the only training of its type available in the region. Training includes water systems maintenance and repair, street maintenance and repair, and safe operation of heavy equipment, with options for the unique needs of municipalities.

Launch Pad FT Business Incubator

Launch Pad FT is a business incubator, designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of resources and services in a collaborative environment. Clients may be resident or non-resident, participating in the program for 12-36 months. Business incubators improve business and management skills and increase the probability of new business sustainability.