Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University was established in 1904. It is also known as OCU. The university is located in the Midtown district of Oklahoma City. The university offers a number of degrees in the fields of liberal arts and science. OCU currently enrolls over 3,000 undergraduate students. The U.S. News and World Report Magazine's 2009 edition placed OCU in the top tier of the master level universities in the West in their "America's Best Colleges" section. The university comprises of the following schools and colleges:

  • Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management
  • Department of Theatre
  • Graduate Theological Center
  • Kramer School of Nursing
  • Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts
  • Meinders School of Business
  • Petree College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Law
  • Wanda L. Bass School of Music
  • Wimberly School of Religion

Notable alumni of OCU are Susan Powell, the 1981 Miss America; Kristin Chenoweth, the 1999 Tony Award winning actress; Johnston Murray, the Governor of the State of Oklahoma from 1951-1955; and Yvonne Kauger, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

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Contacting Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University
2501 N Blackwelder
Oklahoma City , OK 73106-1402
General Phone: (405) 208-5000

Oklahoma City University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management291business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, international finance, MIS, marketing, international marketing
Liberal Arts171Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, political science, sociology, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine109registered nursing
Education and Teaching49education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, ESL instruction
Music47music, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, piano, voice, music management
Drama and Performing Arts43dance, drama, stagecraft
Science26biology, biomedical sciences, call and molecular biology, chemistry, physics
Media25journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations and advertising
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement16corrections, criminal justice and administration
Therapy and Counseling15psychology, educational psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13exercise science
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, religion
Art Studies7art studies
Medical Administration5health and medical administrative
Photography and Commercial Art2photography

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree46741
Master's degree38621
First-professional degree1791

Oklahoma City University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oklahoma City University had a total enrollment of 3,895 students (2,957 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 54%
Graduate 32%
First Professional 13%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 7%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 30%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 15%
20-21 18%
22-24 24%
25-29 23%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)11%
New York1%

Oklahoma City University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 100 %

Oklahoma City University Room and Board (2007)

Oklahoma City University offers campus housing for 1,261 of its 2,957 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Oklahoma City, 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 18 meals per week.

Oklahoma City University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490610
SAT Math480600
SAT Writing490600
ACT Verbal2133
ACT Math2030
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT38%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT82%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,400
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,400
Room and board $ 9,200
Room charge $ 5,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 2,700

Financial Aid:
Oklahoma City University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 316600)

Oklahoma City University Faculty

Oklahoma City University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2919
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2440

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*5$58,956

*: 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 year48$79,54225$75,579
Associate professoracademic year21$56,20218$65,077
Assistant professoracademic year27$60,92222$48,411
Instructoracademic year11$47,08519$45,808
All faculty totalacademic year107$66,92684$59,479

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

Oklahoma City University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports445094

Oklahoma City University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Finance
International Marketing
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Law (LLB, JD)

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

Broadcast Journalism
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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Top 19%Oklahoma City University Number of students
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Top 20%Oklahoma City University Male % of student body

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