Tulsa, Oklahoma experienced its heyday as the "Oil Capital of the World," and remains an important locus for the oil industry. But the city has since diversified into aerospace, chemical, computer parts, and industrial machinery. Tulsa has made a name for itself as a haven for small high tech businesses. 80% of local companies employ fewer than ten people--good news for graduates of Tulsa colleges and universities. Tulsa's oil past and technology present ensures a steady supply of funding for the arts.
Tulsa supports its diverse economy with a range of colleges and universities. Private institutions such as the University of Tulsa and the evangelical-based Oral Roberts University may have the best name recognition. Tulsa's public colleges and universities are led by Rogers State University, and include several Oklahoma State University campuses and Tulsa Community College.