OC Holds Prices for Second Straight Year
President John deSteiguer recently announced that OC’s undergraduate tuition will not increase for the 2013-14 academic year.
The cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students also stayed the same from 2011-12 to 2012-13.
“Affordability is a big deal to us because affordability is a big deal to students and their families,” deSteiguer said. “Holding our total price is the right thing to do again because we want students to get a first-rate higher education at the best value possible.”
OC’s undergraduate tuition will remain $18,800 for students taking up to 17 hours per semester. Average room and board costs also will stay the same for a total price of $24,975. Oklahoma Christian also is continuing its policy of not charging student fees.
According to the College Board, the average total price of private universities rose 4 percent last year to $39,518.
OC was the only university in Oklahoma and the only reporting member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) that did not raise its total price in 2012-13.
“With more students being priced out of higher education, Oklahoma Christian wants to provide an affordable college home where they can discover their passion and use their talents for good,” deSteiguer said.
Factoring in scholarships and grants, OC’s average net price
actually decreased in the latest reporting period for the U.S. Department of Education. More than 90 percent of OC students receive financial aid.
OC’s “no fees” approach allows students and families to better assess costs in comparison to colleges and universities that charge course fees and other significant fees on top of their tuition “sticker price.”
OC’s Presidential Academic Success Scholarship rewards academic achievement tied to student performance on ACT and SAT exams.
Oklahoma Christian also offers large scholarships for National Merit Scholars. OC had seven National Merit Scholars in its freshman class and 30 National Merit Finalists overall, the most per capita of all Church of Christ universities.
Graduate prices will range from $400 to $495 per credit hour. More information is available at www.oc.edu/cost and www. oc.edu/value.
View more stories from the Spring 2013 issue of Vision magazine.