Education

Norman Public Schools
Recognized at the state and national level for exceptional teachers and instruction programs, NPS had 13 National Merit Finalists in the 2013-2014 school year.

Students from NPS continually succeed in athletics, drama, competitive speech and debate, poetry, writing, studio art, band, orchestra and student newspaper. In fact, NEWSWEEK Magazine listed Norman North High School and Norman High School in the top 5% of high schools in the nation.

District Enrollment

Elementary 4,570
Middle School 3,473
High School 7,776
Total Students15,819

University of Oklahoma
Known as a major, national research university, the University of Oklahoma serves the educational, cultural and economic needs of Norman, the state, region and nation. Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, OU has 21 colleges offering 166 majors at the baccalaureate level, 153 majors at the master’s level, 79 majors at the doctoral level, 36 majors at the doctoral professional level, and 34 graduate certificates. OU’s enrollment is more than 30,000 students and the university has more National Merit Scholars per capita than any other public university in America. Ranked in the top 10 universities in the nation by The Princeton Review, OU has 27 Rhodes Scholars and 28 Goldwater Scholarship recipients for math and science.

Moore Norman Technology Center
Norman is home to one of Oklahoma’s premier technical training centers, Moore Norman Technology Center (MNTC). MNTC offers courses in a number of training programs, and active and progressive Business Training and Development Department that includes programs such as Small Business Management, Management Development, Quality Management Systems (ISO 9000/QS 9000), Environmental Technology Center, Customized Industry Training and Computer Training, as well as a variety of short-term courses that can stimulate one’s creative interests.

University of Phoenix
Also located in Norman is the University of Phoenix, an accredited university that offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s and non-degree programs for working professionals. The University of Phoenix also offers a complete online program, with the possibility of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in eight different programs or a master’s in seven specialized areas.

Other Higher Education Institutions in the Area

Four-Year Institutions: Two-Year Institutions:Career/Technical Colleges (Oklahoma City Area)
The University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond)Oklahoma City Community College (Oklahoma City)

ATI Career Training Center
Oklahoma State University at OKC (Oklahoma City)Rose State College (Midwest City)DeVry University
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (Chickasha)Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College (Moore)Heritage Institute
St. Gregory’s University (Shawnee)ITT Technical Institute
Langston University (Langston)Keller Graduate School of Management
Oklahoma Christian University (Edmond)TechSkills
Oklahoma Baptist University (Shawnee)

Vatterott College
Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City)Wright Business School
Southern Nazarene University (Bethany)
East Central University (Ada)
Mid-America Christian University (Oklahoma City)