OC accounting and marketing degrees named among the best in the nation Both degrees were praised for the quality of education provided to OC students

Feb 21, 2019

Oklahoma Christian University faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with an excellent education, and college planning organizations have noticed. Recently, OC’s accounting and marketing degrees were ranked among the best in the nation. College Factual, a leading provider of data analytics on college outcomes, ranked OC’s accounting program as the best in Oklahoma and among the top 10 in the U.S. Another provider of educational resources, Study.com, ranked OC’s marketing degree as the 18th best school for marketing.

“We are honored that these two strong degrees have been recognized for being among the best in the nation,” OC’s Dean of the College of Business Jeff Simmons said. “We know we provide our students with a high-quality education, but it is great when organizations like these affirm that, too.”

College Factual chose OC’s accounting degree as the best in the state, for the second year in a row, due to three factors: the average yearly cost, average time students take to graduate and the quality the school provides to students. College Factual also examined OC alumni pay data from PayScale, finding accounting graduates earned $45,000-$70,000 at the early and mid-career stages.

“College Factual asserts that schools like OC that are highly ranked are offering a good value for the money for accounting students,” Simmons said. “We strongly agree.”

Similarly, college planning website Study.com selected OC’s marketing degree due to academic and career resources offered to students, the quality of education in marketing and the quality of the faculty. The organization ranks colleges using public data from the Department of Education and other specific program outcomes.

“Our accomplished marketing faculty work so hard to help prepare students and connect them with internships,” Simmons said. “It is an honor for that hard work to be recognized.” 

OC’s marketing degree was praised for its accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and for offering four emphasis options: advertising, professional selling, marketing management and technology-mediated marketing. OC partners with Fortune 500 companies in the Oklahoma City area to connect students with practical experience before graduation.

OC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, Scott LaMascus, praised the business faculty for the quality of their work, which aligns with the tenets of a faith-based university.

 “These rankings are a reflection of the dedication and scholarship that our faculty and staff demonstrate every day,” LaMascus said. “The pursuit of excellence is a guiding value of the Christ-centered education provided to our inspiring students.”