Tulsa is nestled in the
northeastern quadrant of Oklahoma, right in the heart of "Green
Country." The rolling green hills and wooded terrain of the city
lies at an elevation of 700 feet above sea level and offers a
temperate climate. Tulsans enjoy 227 days of sunshine a year and an
average daily temperature of 61 degrees. The rainfall average is
approximately 40 inches, and continually changing conditions occur
in the city during all four seasons.
Our city boasts a widely diversified business base, including
aerospace, telecommunications, manufacturing, construction, high
technology, healthcare, education, transportation and energy.
Tulsa, one of "America's Most Livable Communities," is known as
the Mecca for arts in Oklahoma. Art deco masterpieces are prevalent
in many of our downtown buildings and churches. Spectacular works
of art dot the trails of our beautiful River Parks. From the Tulsa
Ballet and Tulsa Opera, to Broadway plays and musicals at the
Performing Arts Center, to the Philbrook and the largest collection
of Western American art at the Gilcrease, Tulsa's rich cultural
legacy greatly enhances our citizen's quality of life.
The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is acclaimed as one of the largest,
most inland river-ports in the United States. The Tulsa
International Airport offers direct service to most major U.S.
cities and is another important contributor to our economic
Ten higher education facilities serve the metropolitan Tulsa
area. Options range from community college and vocational studies
to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs at
both public and private universities.