Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma Christian University's 200-acre campus is located in 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, comfortable suburban atmosphere.OC's mission is to transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service. The university offers undergraduate programs in more than 80 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, computer science, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, and theological studies, with a new master's degree in healthcare administration starting this year.The top 11 enrollment totals in OC history have come in the last 11 years, including a school-record 2,600 students in 2016-17. The previous year saw OC set a school record (82%) and eclipse the national average for retention. More than 80 percent of OC undergraduates live on campus.OC has 30-40 National Merit Scholars enroll each year, a total that ranks as the most per capita of all Church of Christ universities and that ranks among Oklahoma's best by percentage of entering freshmen.Oklahoma Christian is one of just a handful of members of the 115-school Council for Christian Colleges and Universities with ABET national accreditation for three engineering programs. The university's Gaming and Animation program, which moved into a state-of-the-art Advanced Visualization Lab this year, annually rates among the nation's best, earning a No. 31 ranking from The Princeton Review and PC Gamer this year.OC's ethics team has won five consecutive state championships and advanced to the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl five years in a row, placing third in the nation in 2016. The university's American Marketing Association chapter has earned international honors in six of the past eight years, including the 2017 award for Outstanding Performance in Fundraising. OC's Phi Alpha Theta chapter has won the Best Chapter Award for 21 straight years. Graduates from OC's Honors Program have a 100% graduate school acceptance rate the past five years, and OC boasts job, graduate school, and law school placement rates of 90-100% in many disciplines. Recent OC biology graduates have a 95% medical school acceptance rate, and new state-of-the-art labs provide space for biology, chemistry, and forensic science students to conduct undergraduate research.OC's 86% pass rate on the NCLEX nursing exams exceeds the state and national averages, and OC graduates own the second-highest state education certification exam pass rate in Oklahoma.OC has long been recognized as a leader in educational technology. OC features smart classrooms with the latest technologies, and students have access to the latest software tools on both Mac and Windows platforms. OC offers first-class technical support with an onsite repair center; the university's mobile computing program was named an Apple Distinguished Program.OC's connected campus extents to the personal interaction between students and professors. OC has a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. Most classes are taught by expert professors who have terminal degrees. They teach from a Christian worldview and are fiercely dedicated to high standards of scholarship, but they also have an open-door policy in working with students to bring out their best.OC has earned recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in multiple years for students' mentoring of inner-city schoolchildren and their work with physically/mentally challenged children in on-campus recreational classes. OC students, faculty, staff, and alumni also helped with extensive relief after deadly tornadoes hit Oklahoma in 2013.OC has a worldwide reach and impact, with students from almost all 50 states and almost 50 different countries. Students are globally engaged through study-abroad programs in Europe and the Pacific Rim, plus mission

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1950 Churches of Christ Semester $28.3 million Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136 (405) 425-5000
overall score total score state city online paying global
41 100.0 Oklahoma Oklahoma City 291

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
2,570 81% Oklahoma Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,974, with a gender distribution of 51 percent male students and 49 percent female students. At this school, 81 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 19 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Oklahoma Christian University is part of the NCAA II.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 2,570
Total undergraduate enrollment 1,974
Total graduate enrollment 596
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 1.8%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking men 50.6%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 81%
Students who live off-campus 19%

Types of campus housing available

women's dorms
men's dorms
apartments for married students
apartment for single students
special housing for disabled students
other housing options


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Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (University of Oklahoma)
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (University of Central Oklahoma)
Navy ROTC Not offered