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Oklahoma City University

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Oklahoma City University
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Oklahoma City University
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 208-5000

General Information:


- Private Institution
- Affiliated with United Methodist Church
- Offers Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees
- Prior Learning + University Studies (PLUS) program

Undergraduate tuition totals $670 per credit hour; Graduate rates are $780. See tuition rates of other OKC colleges and universities for comparison.

Overview:


A fairly small, urban private school, Oklahoma City University was founded pre-statehood in 1904. It is one of the more respected universities in the state and ranks as the only one listed in U.S. News and World Report's best master's level institutions in the region. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the university is also routinely listed among the best Christian universities.
Notable alumni include Tony Award-winning actress Kristin Chenowith, opera star Leona Mitchell, Miss America 2006 Shawntel Smith, baseball player Freddy Sanchez and U.S. Representative Ernest Istook.

Location:

Oklahoma City University is located on 66 acres in the middle of Oklahoma City, near the state capitol complex. It is within minutes of Bricktown as well as the Asia District and the Paseo District.

Academics:

OCU currently offers 66 undergraduate degrees and 12 graduate degrees. The school has a Prior Learning + University Studies (PLUS) program, allowing adult students to earn degrees while working.

Oklahoma City University is particularly known for a large amount of fine arts options, and the university's law school is said to be the most expensive in the state.

Students/Faculty:

Current enrollment at OCU is just over 3500 students, approximately 2300 of which are pursuing an undergraduate degree. Just under 1800 are full-time students, over 60 percent of which are female.

The school has a student-teacher ratio of 14:1, and all undergraduate classes are taught by professors rather than graduate assistants. 75 percent of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees in their field.

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