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Oklahoma City Community College
7777 S. May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
(405) 682-1611

General Information:


- Community College
- Public Institution with Open Admissions
- Offers Associate Degrees
- General, Career, Technical, and University Transfer Education

Resident tuition totals $54.55 per credit hour; non-resident rates are $184.55. See tuition rates of other OKC colleges and universities for comparison.

Overview:

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), one of the larger community colleges in the region as far as enrollment, was founded in 1972 and originally called the South Oklahoma City Junior College after the South OKC Chamber of Commerce commissioned the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to start a junior college in the area. It is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The school offers Associate Degree programs in a number of areas as well as technical certificates and university transfer credit. A public institution with an open admissions policy, OCCC has traditional, online, and fast-track courses that can be finished in as little as 4 weeks.

Location:

The 143-acre site of Oklahoma City Community College is situated just south I-240 along May Avenue in south Oklahoma City. It is located in an urban area just minutes from Will Rogers World Airport.

The John Massey Center, which houses the college's human resources department and other support services, is located off-site at SE 119th and I-44.

Academics:

Oklahoma City Community College offers 36 Associate Degree programs in both Arts and Science disciplines. In addition, it 18 Certificate of Mastery programs.

The school is well-known for its School of Nursing, which offers an Associate in Applied Science - Technical and Occupational, as well as other health professions such as Emergency Medical Services and Physical Therapy. But OCCC also has a number of Arts programs including Humanities, Liberal Studies, Philosophy and Theatre.

Students/Faculty:

With a faculty to student ratio of approximately 21:1, Oklahoma City Community College has a current enrollment of just less than 20,000. Of those, nearly 8,000 are full-time students, and the student body is about 57% female.

The school employs 132 full-time faculty members and close to 400 adjunct or part-time instructors.
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