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Oklahoma Christian University: Narrative Description


PO Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100
Tel: (405)425-5000
Admissions: (405)425-5050
Fax: (405)425-5208
Web Site:


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $42 million. Research spending 2003-04: $25,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $3077 per student. Total enrollment: 1,947. Faculty: 160 (85 full-time, 75 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,406 applied, 42% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 572 students, 53% women, 47% men. 58% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 66% live on campus, 18% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at University of Central Oklahoma. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,749 includes full-time tuition ($12,369), mandatory fees ($1380), and college room and board ($5000). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $491 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $690 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Outreach, Agape, College Women for Christ, Young Republicans, College Democrats. Major annual events: Homecoming basketball game, Spring Sing, First Week Follies. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,183 students; 1,236 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Tom and Ada Beam Library with 93,680 books, 700,019 microform titles, 1,171 serials, 5,083 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $279,043. 101 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Oklahoma City has a metropolitan population of 958,000. Closer to the University is the smaller suburban community of Edmond, population 55,000. Air transportation is available at Will Rogers World Airport. Many cultural, entertainment, and job opportunities are readily available.

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