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Claremore, OK Schools and Colleges

Find out what makes Claremore a top spot for lifelong learners

By Jessica Walker Boehm on July 18, 2016

Claremore, OK Schools
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Claremore students have plenty of options when it comes to quality education. Here’s a look at the community’s public institutions and career training facilities:

Rogers State University

Serving more than 4,000 students in northeastern Oklahoma, Rogers State University is a four-year institution with three full-service campuses, one of which is in Claremore. RSU offers an 18-month MBA program with an eight-week class format and five entry points per year, as well as a wide variety of associate and bachelor’s degree programs.

“Our nursing and emergency medical services programs are state leaders in excellence and rigor, and they’re known for turning out quality graduates,” says David Hamby, RSU’s director of public relations. “In addition, our bachelor’s degree program in biology – specifically the medical/molecular option – has been very popular among students who want to pursue careers in the medical field.”

RSU is also known for offering one of the region’s only bachelor’s degree programs in military history, helping to prepare students for careers in the armed forces, law, public administration, journalism and other fields.

Public Schools

The Claremore area community is served by outstanding public school districts: Claremore Public Schools, Sequoyah Public Schools and Verdigris Public Schools and Justus-Tiawah School. 

CPS includes four elementary schools, a junior high school and a high school, while SPS has an elementary school for pre-K through second-grade students, an elementary school for third- through fifth-graders, a middle school, a mid-high school and a high school. VPS comprises a lower elementary school, an upper elementary school, a junior high school and a high school.  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Archer} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Justus-Tiawah is pre-K through eighth grade.

All three high schools – Claremore High School, Sequoyah High School and Verdigris High School – have been home to National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and winners.

Northeast Technology Center

With two campuses that serve Rogers County residents, Northeast Technology Center is a career training institution offering full-time programs and short-term classes.

NTC’s Claremore campus enrolls approximately 200 students, including adult learners and high school juniors and seniors. It has full-time programming in computer-aided manufacturing, environmental and spatial technology, health careers, home automation, practical nursing (open to adults only) and pre-engineering. With an enrollment of about 400 students, NTC’s Pryor campus has 12 full-time programs available in areas like automotive service technology, culinary arts and cosmetology.

Both the Claremore and Pryor campuses offer short-term classes at night and on the weekends focusing on subjects ranging from anatomy and physiology and furniture upholstery to nursing concepts for nursing students and beginning sign language. For a complete list of available short-term courses at both campuses, visit netech.edu.

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