Oklahoma City, OK (population: 564,147) has six engineering schools within its city limits. Metro Technology Centers, the highest ranked school in the city with an engineering program, has a total student population of 1,172. It is the 1836th highest ranked school in the USA and the 39th highest in the state of Oklahoma (#1 is Oklahoma City University).
Engineering students from Oklahoma City schools who go on to become engineers, audio engineers, aerospace engineers, automotive engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,412,730 people working as architecture and engineering employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $73,590. Also, Aerospace engineers make on average $96,270 per year and there are about 70,570 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Oklahoma City area alone, there are 240 employed aerospace engineers earning an average salary of $87,870. Architecture and engineering employees in this area earn $69,190/yr and there are 10,290 employed.
Oklahoma City lies in Oklahoma county, which is one of the 41 counties in Oklahoma. Overall, the Oklahoma City area has 564,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.31/hr average worker wage, and a $38,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 18.226 out of every 1000 jobs in Oklahoma City are held by architecture and engineering employees, and 0.427/1000 are held by aerospace engineers.
Of the 6 engineering schools in Oklahoma City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Oklahoma City comes out as the most expensive ($21,920/yr) for engineering students, with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City as the lowest, reported at only $5,899/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oklahoma City|
|Midwest City||OK||57,117||2||17.3383||110||7.9 miles|
|El Reno||OK||-||2||15.8225||75||25.4 miles|
|Ponca City||OK||-||2||30.535||26||88.8 miles|