Soon after moving to the new campus in Oklahoma City, the faculty, administration and board decided that the two-year curriculum should be expanded to offer the students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree.
While the degrees available would be limited to areas such as Bible, business, science, and social science, the new program was put in place so that the first degrees could be awarded in 1962.
Along with this expansion, school officials thought that the school’s name should be changed. “Central” did not identify the school with any particular constituency or suggest a location. After considerable study, the board decided to call the school Oklahoma Christian College. This would connect the school with Oklahoma, where the primary support and the largest number of students came from, and it would instantly give people information about the school’s location.