OC on 'Best in the West' & Most Affordable Lists

Oklahoma Christian ranks among the top 40 regional universities in the western United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” guidebook.

In addition to having 38 National Merit Finalists, the most per capita of all Church of Christ universities, OC earned recognition on the U.S. News & World Report list of “A+ Schools for B Students,” which identifies great colleges where scholars with high school GPAs in the B range can be accepted and thrive.

The Princeton Review also recognized Oklahoma Christian on its annual “Best in the West” list again, placing OC among the top 25 percent of all four-year colleges nationwide.

“We are thrilled to be honored again as one of the best universities in the west,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “OC’s students, faculty and staff are second to none. That’s seen in honors like this and in the remarkable impact our graduates make in the United States and around the world.”

The Princeton Review and PC Gamer also ranked OC’s game design program as the No. 14 undergraduate program in the nation. 

OC’s academic reputation is further seen in placement rates at or near 100 percent for accounting, communication design, history, interior design, language and literature, nursing, and political science graduates seeking jobs or acceptance into graduate school and law school.

OC biology graduates have a 95 percent medical and graduate school acceptance rate, and 100 percent of OC Honors Program graduates have been accepted to graduate school the past four years. 

OC’s chapter of the National History Honor Society has earned national top chapter honors for 20 straight years.

Oklahoma Christian is one of just two members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities with three undergraduate engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. 

Christian Colleges Online also ranked OC among the 50 Most Affordable Christian Colleges in the United States. 

Oklahoma Christian was the only CCCU university to hold its price steady for three years before a small 3.26 percent increase this year.

“Our commitment to affordability makes OC a tremendous value for students seeking premier academic programs in a supportive Christian environment,” deSteiguer said. “We know students and families will appreciate that OC is bucking the trend of the large price increases seen at many colleges nationwide.”


Fall 2014

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