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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 174 majors at the baccalaureate level, 191 majors at the master's level, 86 at the doctoral level, eight at the first professional level, and 72 graduate certificates. OU's enrollment is more than 32,000 students. OU has produced 29 Rhodes Scholars and 62 Goldwater Scholarship recipients for math and science.


Moore norman technology center


With a reputation for excellence, MNTC is viewed as one of the nation's premier educational and training institutions. Accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, MNTC provides high school and adult students with a quality and affordable career through a technical education. Moore Norman Technology Center also offers professional assistance to businesses to help them achieve their business goals.

Norman public schools

Recognized at the state and national level for exceptional teachers and instruction programs, NPS had 15 National Merit Finalists in 2023. Students from NPS continually succeed scholastically and in their extracurriculars, as demonstrated by its 107 AP Scholars, with students testing ahead of both state and global averages on the SAT, winning 8 athletic State Championships with 7 State Runner-Ups, 16 students qualified for the national speech and debate tournaments, winning 7 State Superintended Awards for Arts Excellence Recipients, and many more state and national awards. These achievements collectively underscore NPS's holistic approach to education, emphasizing academic success and excellence in extracurricular activities across various domains.

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Oklahoma Aviation Academy


In collaboration with the University of Oklahoma, Moore Norman Technology Center, and industry partners, Norman Public Schools is launching a STEAM academy focusing on aviation and aerospace. The program aims to provide high school students with a hands-on, industry-connected curriculum, addressing the critical demand for skilled workers in Oklahoma's aviation and aerospace sectors. The initiative emphasizes diversity in enrollment and seeks to mirror the district's demographic and socioeconomic makeup. By partnering with leading institutions, Norman Public Schools aims to contribute to the state's aviation and aerospace economy and establish Oklahoma as a premier destination for industry leaders in these fields.

Norman Economic Development Coalition is proud to be a sponsor of the Oklahoma Aviation Academy. This state-of-the-art program is leading the nation in developing the future of the aerospace industry. Students have the option to choose from the following programs:

  • Flight: Students can graduate with a private pilot license and two years of complete coursework toward their bachelor's degree in aviation, as well as certifications in UAS (drones).
  • Technical Degree: In partnership with Moore Norman Technology Center, students can graduate with an industry certification as an aviation maintenance technician (airframe and powerplant) prepared to enter the high-demand field of aviation maintenance.
  • Computer Science: Students can complete a myriad of options in the field of computer science, gaining experience and expertise that is in demand in nearly all professional fields.
  • Engineering: Students can complete multiple semesters' worth of coursework that will directly transfer as college credit.
  • College Credit: Students can complete multiple semesters' worth of coursework in a wide variety of chosen fields, earning transferable credits to partner universities, colleges, or technical schools. The Aviation Academy's academic program is the ideal platform for entering the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering or the School of Aviation Studies at the University of Oklahoma.