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 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its more than 12,000 students to unmatched value found in 119 undergraduate areas of study and 81 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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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 13-to-1 student-teacher ratio. OC is home to more than 2,000 students from 44 states and 50 countries. These students pursue 65 majors and 10 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 2022)
University of Central OklahomaEdmond12,250
Oklahoma Christian UniversityEdmond2,607
13.4Oklahoma City UniversityOklahoma City2,550
13.7OU Health Sciences CenterOklahoma City3,388
16.3OSU-OKCOklahoma City4,340
18.9Southwestern Christian UniversityBethany425
18.9Southern Nazarene UniversityBethany1,486
19.2Rose State CollegeMidwest City6,852
22.8Oklahoma City Community CollegeOklahoma City11,368
25.7Randall UniversityMoore272
26.1Mid America Christian UniversityOklahoma City2,103
28.5Langston UniversityLangston1,903
32.8University of OklahomaNorman27,124
35.3University of Oklahoma – Law CenterNorman952
40.9Redlands Community CollegeEl Reno1,701
51.1Oklahoma Baptist UniversityShawnee1,399
52.2Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater24,945
57.7University of Science and Arts of OklahomaChickasha825
 – Total Enrollment106,490

Source: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Francis Tuttle Technology Center

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

Francis Tuttle Technology Center partners with Edmond Public Schools and area businesses to serve the community with workforce development programs and services. High school students, working adults, and businesses accounted for more than 46,000 enrollments in FY23. Workforce and Economic Development is a comprehensive business consulting and training resource group comprised of specialists experienced in many industries. In 2023, the team assisted more than 340 companies with training for new technologies, strategic planning, specialized safety training, and many other training initiatives. Francis Tuttle’s Edmond location, the Danforth Campus, which opened in August 2021, was designed to promote collaboration, creative problem solving, and idea growth from students and the community. The campus houses career training programs, multiple college-prep academies (including a first-of-its-kind Entrepreneurship Academy), AXIS (business incubator), design thinking studios, and a product realization lab.