Oklahoma Christian shatters enrollment record

Oklahoma Christian shatters enrollment record

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University set a new school record this fall, with 2,424 students making OC their college home.

That represents a jump of almost 7 percent over the previous high, set last year with 2,271 students enrolled. The last nine years have featured OC’s nine highest enrollments ever.

OC’s graduate enrollment is up 26 percent over last year. The 455 graduate students enrolled also sets a new school record. All four master’s programs – business administration, engineering, ministry, and divinity – have record enrollment this fall. Oklahoma Christian will add a master of accountancy degree program in January.

Undergraduate enrollment stands at 1,969 students, an increase of 3 percent over last year. OC’s 676 new undergraduates compose the second-largest class of new students in school history.

“Our professors are first-rate. They’re dedicated to helping students grow inside and outside the classroom. Their teaching is leading to successful outcomes that make an OC education more and more valuable. Students see what’s happening here and they want that,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “I applaud the work of our Student Life and Admissions offices. They connected with students and supported them in ways that improved retention and boosted new student enrollment. We’re also seeing the benefits of our commitment to affordability for students and families.”

For the last three years, the cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students has stayed the same, making Oklahoma Christian the only university in the state and the only reporting member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities that did not raise its total price.

Oklahoma Christian is ranked as one of the best universities in the western region of the United States by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. The university offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study and an undergraduate Honors Program in addition to its graduate programs in accountancy, business, engineering, ministry, and divinity.

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