Ohio Christian University

Ohio Christian University

Ohio Christian University (OCU) is a private baccalaureate college in Circleville, Ohio. The institute was founded in 1948 as the Mount of Praise Bible College with the objective of training ministers for the Churches of Christ in Christian Union denomination. The school was later named Circleville Bible College before becoming Ohio Christian University in 2006.

OCU's campus is located on a rural site in Circleville. The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts degrees, as well as an online degree program. The athletic teams of Ohio Christian College, known as the Trailblazers, participate in baseball, soccer, basketball, golf and softball.

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Ohio Christian University
1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville , OH 43113
General Phone: (740) 474-8896

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Ohio Christian University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy42theology and religious vocations
Therapy and Counseling27counseling psychology
Business and Management20human resources management
Education and Teaching13teacher education
Liberal Arts7general studies

Number of programs and degrees for Ohio Christian University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1045
Associate's degree51

Ohio Christian University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ohio Christian University had a total enrollment of 636 students (575 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 60%
Women 40%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 23%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 14%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 11%
30-34 10%
35-39 9%
40-49 15%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%
South Carolina1%
New Jersey1%

Ohio Christian University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %

Ohio Christian University Room and Board (2007)

Ohio Christian University offers campus housing for 202 of its 575 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Circleville, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Ohio Christian University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520580
SAT Math410420
SAT Writing460530
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1721
ACT Composite1623

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT5%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Ohio Christian University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,060
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,060
Room and board $ 5,990
Books and supplies $ 1,900
Other expenses $ 6,000

Financial Aid:
Ohio Christian University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 303000)

Ohio Christian University Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track124

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$43,6451*
Associate professorcalendar year3$46,8501*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
Instructorcalendar year4$35,9331*
All faculty totalcalendar year12$40,6504$38,316

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ohio Christian University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Human Resources Management and Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Liberal Arts
General Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology

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Ohio Christian University Highlights

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What Sets Ohio Christian University Apart:

% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Ohio Christian University % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Ohio Christian University % of degrees in business and management
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Ohio Christian University Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Ohio Christian University Dorm rooms per full-time student

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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