Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma Christian University, commonly referred to as OC, was originally founded as the Central Christian College in 1950. It was then located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. In 1958, the college was relocated to a 200-acre campus in Oklahoma City, and in 1959 it was renamed the Oklahoma Christian College. In the 1990s, the structure of the institute was modified and it was named Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts which soon became the Oklahoma Christian University. Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, this coeducational Christian university's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students.

Students of OC can choose from various undergraduate and graduate programs of study that are offered through the following academic colleges:

  • Cascade College
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Biblical Studies
  • College of Professional Studies

The sports teams of Oklahoma Christian University are known as the Eagles. They are members of the NAIA Division I and the Sooner Athletic Conference, and participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, softball, and volleyball.

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Oklahoma Christian University
2501 E Memorial Rd
Edmond , OK 73013-1100
General Phone: (405) 425-5000

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Oklahoma Christian University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management166business, business management, business administration, accounting, finance, marketing
Education and Teaching57elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, ...
Liberal Arts38Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, political science, history
Science27biology, biochemistry
Media24journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising, communication and journalism
Nursing and Emergency Medicine17registered nursing
Engineering15electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Family and Social Work15family studies, family systems, child development
Religion and Philosophy11bible studies
Medical Administration10health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science, information science, computer engineering
Architecture and Planning4interior architecture
Design3design and applied arts
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Therapy and Counseling1psychology
Photography and Commercial Art1commercial art
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1sports and fitness management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26745
Master's degree1415

Oklahoma Christian University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oklahoma Christian University had a total enrollment of 2,223 students (2,202 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 33%
20-21 34%
22-24 19%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)3%
New Mexico1%

Oklahoma Christian University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 83 %

Oklahoma Christian University Room and Board (2007)

Oklahoma Christian University offers campus housing for 1,755 of its 2,202 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Oklahoma Christian University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450600
SAT Math460620
SAT Writing450570
ACT Verbal1927
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite1926

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT32%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,566
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,566
Room and board $ 12,780
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 6,000

Financial Aid:
Oklahoma Christian University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 316500)

Oklahoma Christian University Faculty

Oklahoma Christian University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$65,2923$61,957
Associate professoracademic year17$56,8006$56,607
Assistant professoracademic year13$48,30219$46,768
Instructoracademic year2*4$37,092
All faculty totalacademic year71$59,33132$48,828

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

Oklahoma Christian University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sooner Athletic Conference
Baseball Sooner Athletic Conference
Track Sooner Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports191837

Oklahoma Christian University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Systems
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
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