Top Math Schools in Oklahoma

By | April 19, 2019

Offers latest ranking of top schools for mathematics in Oklahoma. You can learn what the top-ranked math colleges and universities are in Oklahoma, and compare the best math colleges on TopSchoolsintheUSA.com. Search the top graduate schools in math, view school profiles, and contact information for all 2 mathematics colleges in Oklahoma. Also check bridgat for a full list of graduate schools in the state of Oklahoma.

Top Math Schools in Oklahoma

School Rank Graduate Mathematics
1 University of Oklahoma
Department of Mathematics
Address: 601 Elm Street , Norman, OK 73019-0315
Admissions Phone: (405) 325-2719
Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Admissions Website: http://www.math.ou.edu
2 Oklahoma State University
Department of Mathematics
Address: MS 429, Stillwater, OK 74078
Admissions Phone: (405) 744-5792
Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Admissions Website: http://mathgrad.okstate.edu

Recent History of Oklahoma

The first quarter of the 20th century was a period of growth and prosperity for Oklahoma. Huge herds of cattle were bred on the state farms; cotton, wheat and corn were grown. Back in the middle of the 19th century, oil was discovered in Oklahoma, but it was at the beginning of the last century that the state experienced a period of oil boom. In the twenties, so much “black gold” was mined here that the city of Tulsa in Oklahoma was even nicknamed “the oil capital of the world.” In 1927, it was in Tulsa that an association was formed that played a very important role in the construction of the famous Highway 66, which later became known as “America’s Main Street”.

The prosperity of the Roaring Twenties was replaced by the Great Depression. In Oklahoma, the economic downturn was exacerbated by natural disasters known as the “dusty pot of the thirties”. Severe droughts and unsustainable agriculture have destroyed the topsoil in the Great Plains region and led to severe dust storms. Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their farms, most of them moved to the US West.

In March 1936, photographer Dorothea Lange took several photographs of a family of Oklahoma settlers in California . These frames, which depict Florence Thompson with her children, entered the history of the United States of America as one of the symbols of the Great Depression era.

In the post-war decades, Oklahoma’s oil-driven economy boomed (in the 1970s) and fell (in the 1980s) as oil prices fluctuated. Large-scale hydrotechnical projects on the Arkansas River had a great influence on the development of agriculture (as well as river navigation).

On April 19, 1995, there was a huge explosion in Oklahoma City. Terrorist Timothy McVeigh, a veteran of the Gulf War, parked a truck with more than two tons of explosives in front of a building owned by the US federal government and blew it up. The explosion killed 168 people, including 19 children, destroyed or damaged more than three hundred buildings. The terrorist act in Oklahoma City was the worst in US history before the events of September 11, 2001.

In recent decades, Oklahoma has been making efforts to diversify its economy, in particular the development of the aerospace industry. Tulsa Airport is home to the largest aircraft maintenance depot in the United States, owned by American Airlines; in Oklahoma City, the Mike Monroe Aviation Center operates, which, in particular, trains air traffic controllers.