Education and Workforce

Building a workforce for today, tomorrow, and the future. We partner with local education institutions to create a workforce pipeline to help bridge the needs of the students and businesses in our area.

Education Partners

Broken Arrow Public Schools

Since its formation in 1904, Broken Arrow Public Schools has become a dynamic leader in public education. The district resides in an urban-suburban community with nearby agricultural areas, and a growing business and industrial base. Serving more than 19,000 students, the district has four early childhood centers (Pre-K), 15 elementary schools (grades K-5), five middle schools (grades 6-8), one freshman academy (ninth grade), one high school (grades 10-12), and one options academy (BA Academy, BA Virtual School, and Mentoring Healthy Parents Program). Broken Arrow High School and the Freshman Academy are fully accredited by the state of Oklahoma and the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.


Union Public Schools

Union Public Schools, whose 19 sites are located in portions of SE Tulsa and NW Broken Arrow, dropped slightly in enrollment to 15,960 students, Pre-K through 12, during 2016-2017. The number of business, higher education, foundation, and community partnerships investing in the district’s key areas of emphasis: early childhood education, community schools, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum, and college/career readiness remained constant. The district slogan, “Together We Make a Difference,” was underscored in 2017-2018 as student engagement continued to soar, and great strides were made toward accomplishing Union’s mission: to Graduate 100% of their student’s college and/or career ready.



Tulsa Tech

Tulsa Tech is the oldest and largest technology center in Oklahoma’s Career Tech system. Tulsa Tech provides facilities, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, and customized catering to help businesses communicate and facilitate teamwork. Whether you have a quick question, want to hear a great success story, or what’s on the lunch menu, connect with us to join the conversation.



Northeastern State University

NSU opened its third campus in 2001 in Broken Arrow, welcoming more than 1,050 students. In October 2004, as part of Tulsa County’s Vision 2025 program, we began a $26 million expansion that was recently completed. We added nearly 200,000 square feet of science, library, and classroom facilities, offering updated, state-of-the-art facilities for each and every student.NSU serves more than 3,000 upper-class and graduate students in Broken Arrow with room to grow. Their students are typically working adults in their late 20s and early 30s. There are bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 31 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs offered on this campus.



Tulsa Community College

Tulsa Community College educates more than 25,000 students each year. With knowledgeable faculty teaching in state-of-the-art facilities on four campuses, programs for students at every stage of life, robust online learning opportunities, and a commitment to affordable excellence, they’re equipped to guide you to personal and professional success.



Project Pathways


Research proves that students who are dialed into a career pathway are more likely to succeed
beyond high school and easily transition to post-secondary education or the workforce.
Through the Broken Arrow Public Schools Project Pathways program, students are connected to a possible career path based on their personal interests, abilities, and strengths as early as elementary school.

Aligned with Career Tech and higher education degree programs, Broken Arrow Public Schools’ career pathways are an integrated collection of curriculum and programs that provide students with a roadmap for future success and an easy-to-read plan of study. This program is operated in conjunction with the Broken Arrow Chamber and the Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation.