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Oklahoma City Community College: Narrative Description


7777 South May Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73159-4419
Tel: (405)682-1611; Admissions: (405)682-7515; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 143-acre urban campus. Endowment: $91,544. Total enrollment: 12,048. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Full-time: 4,863 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 7,185 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 16 other countries, 5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for applicants under 19 or nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1082 full-time, $36 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3486 full-time, $116.20 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $423 full-time, $14.10 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, College Republicans, Future Teachers, Hispanic Organization to Promote Education, Student Activities Board. Major annual events: Arts Festival, Cultural Awareness Series, SAB Film Series. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available.

Community Environment: Oklahoma City was born on April 22, 1889, when the population jumped from zero to 10,000 as a result of a unique land run. The city is one of the largest municipalities in the nation, covering a total of 621 square miles. The more than 970,000 residents enjoy temperatures ranging from the mid-80s in July to the mid-30s in January. The community is served by all major forms of transportation. Entertainment, cultural and sports related activities are numerous.

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