Tulsa is a thriving city in the heart of the midwestern state of Oklahoma. The metro area is home to nearly one million residents. The city boasts a robust and diverse economic base in the energy, finance, aviation, telecommunications and technology sectors. The unemployment rate is well below the national average while the future jobs forecast is excellent. Considered to be the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa houses two world-renowned art museums, a full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and one of the nation’s largest concentrations of art deco architecture. Tulsa has 15 institutions of higher education, including two renowned private universities: the University of Tulsa, and Oral Roberts University. U.S. News and World Report ranked Tulsa among the best places to live in the United States based on quality of life and the job market, as well as the affordable cost of living.