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We are OC

At OC, you'll learn alongside masterful teachers and world-class experts. They are Oxford trained theologians, NASA scientists and best selling authors.

Students doing OC hand sign with President deSteiguer.

OC is defined by the col­lec­tive impact of our many incred­i­ble individuals.

We are a passionate group of Christ-followers made up of educators, learners, seekers and creators. We are driven by missions - not just majors, and believe everyone has an important significance to this world. You are wanted here - and great things are expected of you.

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  • 200 Acres of living and learning facilities
  • 100+ Employers visited campus
  • 6,753 Annual events on campus
  • 1 New cafeteria with a new menu in 2020

Okla­homa City

We're a big-league city that's shaking up the state. Both cultured and quaint, you'll find no shortage of things to do: adventure, food, sports, history, outdoors and art. Located in the heart of Oklahoma and the state capitol, you will be in the center for professional internships, shadowing and mentoring. Find jobs in the thriving industries of energy, biotechnology, aerospace, weather, health care, technology and telecommunications.

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Pres­i­dent John deSteiguer

The hoops shooting, approachable, prayer warrior is all about serious business, but doesn’t take himself too seriously. When clever engineering students pulled off a prank to hoist a treadmill onto a rooftop, deSteiguer went for a high altitude run. The university leader is easy-going, quick to smile and listens intently. Peanut M&M’s always fill his office candy dish with a box of tissues nearby so he can celebrate or empathize whenever needed.

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You are wanted at OC, even after you have graduated! Keep up with your classmates and friends on social media, at campus events and through alumni travel opportunities. You, our alumni, inspire the Alumni Office to consistently plan unique activities for you and your OC friends to participate in, and they love getting to see you again! As Alan Phillips says, “Around campus, we like to say that ‘OC is home,’ and we hope you’ll come back as often as you can.”

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We are a young uni­ver­si­ty with A Rich History

Join our timeline and become a part of history. Scroll through to learn about our passionate supporters who did the same.

Central Christian College opened for students in 1950 at Bartlesville. Beginning with 97 students and a campus of three buildings was hardly auspicious, but it was a start.

From those seeds has grown the Oklahoma Christian University of today, with more than 2,200 students on its 200-acre campus in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

History and Timeline

We build Chris­t­ian faith by sup­port­ing local church­es with lead­er­ship sem­i­nars, teach­ing resources, fel­low­ship events and trav­el­ing per­for­mance groups.

Church Resources

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Oklahoma Christian University is a higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.

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