OSU Institute of Technology has been honored with top ranking status 8 times by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning. The research identifies programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.
The OSUIT campus was awarded No. 2 for Best Online Bachelor’s in Information Systems Security Program and No. 10 for Best Culinary Arts Program.
The OSUIT Culinary Arts program offers two concentration options—Food Studies and Baking and Pastry. Culinary Arts students learn through hands-on training utilizing the latest technology in fully equipped kitchen labs. Students learn valuable real world experience by operating Okmulgee’s finest restaurants. Visitors come from all over the region to enjoy the unique dining experience.
The OSUIT Bachelor of Technology in Information Technologies - Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics received 4 awards including: No. 10 as Best for Returning Students, No. 22 for Most Affordable, No. 28 for Best Job Placement Rate, and No. 34 for Best Credit for Experience.
OSU Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Technology in IT - Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics is a fully online program that prepares students for the highly specialized work of protecting computers, computer systems, and networks from various threats such as hackers, cyberterrorists, viruses, and worms. This is a rapidly growing field of study that is projected to expand by 31% through 2029 and offers graduates nearly a 100% job placement ratio and competitive pay. Since this program is offered exclusively online it allows students flexibility to balance work, family, and everyday life that is easily accessible and set at their own pace.
Intelligent.com implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States.
OSU Institute of Technology offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at Intelligent.com assessed programs that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.
Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, degree holders earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as masters, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1% for those with a doctorate.