Life and Work in Oklahoma
If you're moving for educational opportunities for yourself or your children, you won't be disappointed. The state is composed of 1,845 primary, secondary, and vocational schools in 533 school districts. On one end of the spectrum, the pre-kindergarten education, rated by the National Institute for Early Education Research, is rated first in the United States with regards to standards, quality, and access to education. The program has been called a model for early childhood schooling. On the other, higher education spectrum, future students can attend big schools like Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma or attend Oklahoma City University and the University of Tulsa, two of the country's best undergraduate business programs.
Before your move, if you're on the lookout for a variety of sport venues, you'll be pleasantly surprised. On the sports side, you’ll have several professional and collegiate teams to follow. From the NBA, you can root for the Oklahoma City Thunder - the state’s only major league sports franchise. However, several minor-league teams are available to choose from. Pick the Oklahoma City Dodger or Tulsa Drillers for some Minor-League Baseball games, the Tulsa Oilers for the hockey's ECHL league, or check out the Tulsa Revolution which are an American Indoor Soccer League team.
As for Collegiate Athletics, Oklahoma proudly has four schools that compete at the highest level of college sports, NCAA Division 1. The two most prominent members are The University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State University Cowboys. Both teams average well over 50,000 fans at football home games. Sports Illustrated rated these two schools among the top colleges for athletics in the nation. If you're moving for some adrenaline-fueled events, Oklahoma will be more than willing to offer you that experience.