University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, also referred to as OUHSC, was approved in the year 1890. It is located in Oklahoma City, United States. The Health Sciences Center of the university enrolls more than 4,000 students on an annual basis. It has the following degree-granting colleges under it:

  • College of Allied Health
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • Graduate College

The students of OUHSC can purchase basketball and football tickets on campus if they are enrolled full-time in the fall and spring semesters. The students also have access to a number of student clubs and organizations. Among those available on campus are the Baptist Student Union, Phi Lambda Sigma, Graduate Student Association, Student Dietetic Association, and Team Everest.

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Contacting OUHSC

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1100 N Lindsay
Oklahoma City , OK 73104-5499
General Phone: (405) 271-4000

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OUHSC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine474registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, neonatal nursing, nursing science, pediatric nursing, mental health nursing, clinical nurse specialist, ...
Medicine368gerontology, neuroscience, dentistry, orthodontology, periodontics, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health ...
Medical Support and Technology231health service and sciences, audiology, speech pathology, dental hygienist, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, sonography and ultrasound tech, physician assistant
Therapy and Counseling88communication disorders, genetic counseling, physical therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy64nutrition sciences, occupational therapy, dietitian
Science47biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, cell biology, bacteriology, physiology, pathology, biostatistics, epidemiology, biopsychology
Medical Administration42health care administration, health care facilities management, environmental health, occupational health, public health education

Number of programs and degrees for OUHSC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree32537
Doctor's degree5119
Post-master's certificate4211
Bachelor's degree5908
First-professional degree3063

OUHSC Student Body

In 2007-2008, OUHSC had a total enrollment of 3,754 students (2,493 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 30%
Graduate 37%
First Professional 33%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 8%
American Indian 8%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 11%
22-24 37%
25-29 27%
30-34 10%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

OUHSC Room and Board (2007)

OUHSC offers campus housing for 80 of its 2,493 (full-time) students.

(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 does not offer students a meal plan.

OUHSC Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

OUHSC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 4,902

Financial Aid:
OUHSC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 318401)

OUHSC Faculty

OUHSC has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6529
Non-tenured and not on tenure track322346

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year28$123,25118$131,384
Associate professorcalendar year33$96,77236$85,604
Assistant professorcalendar year22$82,56541$66,040
Instructorcalendar year19$74,60346$69,836
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year103$97,033141$80,615

*: 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
Associate professoracademic year0*4$61,349
Assistant professoracademic year1*20$55,258
Instructoracademic year2*32$47,541
All faculty totalacademic year3$52,90756$51,284

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

OUHSC Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medicine (MD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Critical Care Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physiology, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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OUHSC Highlights

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What Sets OUHSC Apart:

Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%OUHSC Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%OUHSC % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%OUHSC % of degrees in medicine
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%OUHSC % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%OUHSC Female % of student body
Number of degree programs
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Top 18%OUHSC Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%OUHSC Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%OUHSC Number of students

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