Oklahoma Christian University

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Box 11000

Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100

Phone: (405) 425-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#42 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Oklahoma Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1950. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,910, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oklahoma Christian University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 42. Its tuition and fees are $18,800 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Oklahoma Christian University's 200-acre campus is located in northeast Oklahoma City, the state capital of Oklahoma. The university borders the city of Edmond. Students enjoy the academic, cultural and recreational benefits of a big city in a safe and comfortable suburban atmosphere.

OC's mission is to transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service. Students can choose from more than 60 majors and 30 additional areas of study, and achieve national and regional distinction in many areas.

OC's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, has been named the best chapter in the nation for 15 straight years among schools with fewer than 3,000 students. OC's student history journal won third place in the nation in 2010.

OC's gaming design program was selected as one of the top undergraduate programs by the Princeton Review and GamePro magazine. Two of OC's Language and Literature students were selected out of thousands of entries to have their work published in the English honor society journal, the Sigma Tau Delta Review.

OC biology graduates have a 100% acceptance rate to medical schools the past two years and 90% historically. The new and renovated state-of-the-art labs provide space for biology, chemistry and forensic science students to conduct undergraduate research.

OC's American Marketing Association chapter has won two first-place awards in the past two years from the AMA's International Collegiate Conference. The university is one of just two members of the 111-school Council for Christian Colleges and Universities with ABET national accreditation for three engineering programs.

OC has long been recognized as a leader in educational technology. All fulltime undergraduate students receive a MacBook laptop and their choice of an iPhone or iPod touch (or iPad with upgrade) to use on OC's wireless campus. The university features smart classrooms with the latest in projection technologies, interactive smart boards, and more. OC provides students with access to the latest software tools on both Mac and Windows platforms, and offers first-class technical support with an onsite hardware repair center. OC's InTouch app gives students a mobile portal to course information, campus events, and local entertainment in the palm of their hands.

OC's connected campus extends to the personal interaction between students and professors. Most classes are taught by expert professors who not only have terminal degrees, but who also have an open-door policy in working with students to bring out their best. Professors teach from a Christian worldview and are fiercely dedicated to high standards of scholarship.

That Christian commitment extends beyond the campus to other people in need. OC earned recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for initiatives such as students' mentoring relationships with inner-city elementary schoolchildren, and their work with physically and mentally challenged schoolchildren through on-campus recreational classes.

Oklahoma Christian has a worldwide reach and impact through ministry, humanitarian efforts, and business endeavors. OC is globally engaged through study-abroad programs in Europe and the Pacific Rim, plus numerous mission efforts, including hands-on field experience for our nursing students.

OC students come from 33 countries around the world, including 60 students who are part of the university's unique Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program. The partnership between the Rwandan government and Oklahoma Christian provides educational opportunities for qualified Rwandan citizens to study and obtain bachelor's or master's degrees at OC. When they complete their studies, the students must return to Rwanda to help develop their country.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1950
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $32,717,014


When applying to Oklahoma Christian University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 28. The application fee at Oklahoma Christian University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 44.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 44.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 28

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Oklahoma Christian University is 13:1, and the school has 53.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Oklahoma Christian University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Education; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 32%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Engineering 13%
Education 8%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 8%
Health Professions and Related Programs 7%

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Student Life

Oklahoma Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,910, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 83 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 17 percent of students live off campus. Oklahoma Christian University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,271
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Oklahoma Christian University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Oklahoma Christian University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Oklahoma Christian University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Oklahoma Christian University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Oklahoma Christian University, 57.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,951.

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Tuition and fees $18,800 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,600 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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