Oklahoma

Information Assurance and Cyber Security Degrees in Oklahoma

With a gross domestic product of $190 billion, Oklahoma is a middle-of-the-pack economy that has seen steady growth since the Great Recession. Four Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Oklahoma, and the state is commonly ranked among the most business-friendly in the country, with a diverse range of industries including aviation, energy, financial services, information technology, and healthcare. As with the rest of the country, cyber security professionals are in greater demand than ever before, and at least ten Oklahoma colleges and universities offer programs in cyber security, several of which are CAE-designated.

Cyber Security Jobs in Oklahoma

Oklahoma information security professionals earn an annual mean wage of $45-80k, which is below the national average but should increase with demand. Of the current listed openings, over half are entry-level positions and pay over $50k. Oklahoma City is the largest employment hub in the state and offers numerous job opportunities for cyber professionals, including the headquarters for Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Devon Energy Corporation, plus the United States Federal Aviation Administration, Integris Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, AT&T, Boeing, Cox Communications, and American Fidelity Assurance. From there, explore Tulsa, Norman, and Lawton; or for military personnel and cyber defense specialists, Fort Sill and Tinker Air Force Base offer excellent entry-, mid-, and senior-level security roles.

Cyber Security Degrees in Oklahoma

Certificates in cyber security are available at a half-dozen schools, including Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City Community College, Redlands Community College, Rose State College, Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, and University of Tulsa.

Two-year associate degrees in cyber security are offered by Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City, Cameron University, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee, and Oklahoma City Community College. Specializations vary but include Cyber Information Security and Computer Forensics.

Bachelor’s programs in cyber security and information assurance are offered by Oklahoma State (Main Campus and Oklahoma City), Northeastern State University, Cameron University, and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology – Okmulgee.

Master’s degrees in cyber security are available from University of Tulsa and OK State, which offers an MS in Information Assurance.

Cyber Security Resources in Oklahoma

State Government Entity/Resource

Professsional Association

Professsional Association

Professsional Association

Professsional Association

Professsional Association

Meetup

Other Resorce: Nonprofit education center

Other Resource: FBI/private partnership

Other Resorce: Conference

Other Resorce: Conference

Cyber Security Degree Providers in Oklahoma

Below we’ve included some of the most pertinent information for choosing a cyber security degree program. Affordability looked at the average in-state tuition rate (where applicable) and divided the range of tuition rates into five bins. Each bin contains a roughly $8,000 jump in tuition. So one $ contains schools from roughly $1,000 in in-state tuition to $9,000, $$’s contains schools from >$9,000 to $17,000, and so forth. Retention rate is one of the best predictors of undergraduate education quality. While the NSA/CAE designation marks programs deemed excellent by the NSA.

Cameron University

Lawton, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
87%
Retention Rate
62%
NSA Designated
No
Degrees
  • Associate in Applied Science in IT – Information Assurance/Security Bachelor of Science in IT – Information Assurance/Security

Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
93%
Retention Rate
65%
NSA Designated
No
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
64%
Retention Rate
48%
NSA Designated
Yes
Degrees
  • Cyber/Information Security Certificate of Mastry OCCC Associate Degree in Applied Science in Cyber Information Security OCCC Associate Degree in Science in Cyber Information Security

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee

Okmulgee, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
100%
Retention Rate
N/A%
NSA Designated
No
Degrees
  • Associate in Applied Science in Information Technologies – Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Associate in Science in Information Technologies – Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Bachelor of Technology in Information Technologies – Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
88%
Retention Rate
81%
NSA Designated
Yes
Degrees
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance Management Information Systems bachelor’s degree – Information Assurance Emphasis Master of Science in Information Assurance

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
71%
Retention Rate
N/A%
NSA Designated
No
Degrees
  • Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology – Computer Forensics Option

Redlands Community College

El Reno, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
88%
Retention Rate
54%
NSA Designated
No
Degrees
  • Computer Forensic Science Certificate of Mastery

Rose State College

Midwest City, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
80%
Retention Rate
53%
NSA Designated
Yes
Degrees
  • Information Security Certificate Program

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center

Ardmore, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
69%
Retention Rate
80%
NSA Designated
No
Degrees
  • Network Security Professional (System Emphasis) Undergraduate Certificate

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma
$ $ $ $ $
Financial Aid Recipients
95%
Retention Rate
91%
NSA Designated
Yes
Degrees
  • Information Security Certificate Information Security Personnel: NSTSSI 4011 Master of Science in Cyber Security