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Oklahoma City Community College, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a public two year institution which began development after the voter of Oklahoma City recognized the need for a junior college in the area. By 1972 the school was officially opened, after groundbreaking and construction began for the campus. At the time the school was known as South Oklahoma City Junior College and had enrollment of a little over a thousand students. In 1983 the school changed its name to the current to better reflect its role as a college and its service to the community. Today the school serves over 28,000 students a year, providing them with academic and career training opportunities.
Oklahoma City Community College provides a large number of programs for students and the community. Such programs may result in an associate degree or certificate and focus on either career training or academic advancement. Career training programs prepare students for entry into the workforce, providing the skills and knowledge necessary to function in the field of study chosen. Certificate programs tend to lack the general education requirements of an associate degree, and thus are shorter. Academic students will complete the first two years of a four year education, and if prerequisites are met, will transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor's degree. OCCC also offers adult education and continuing education courses for individuals who wish to return to the classroom for personal growth or professional development.
Programs offered at OCCC include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students who wish to enroll at Oklahoma City Community College must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate or equivalent, and have met high school curricular requirements. The school has specific deadlines for each semester, and applications must be received prior to the deadline in order to be considered for a specific semester. Students must also supply all pertinent transcripts. Financial aid is available in the form of loans and grants. Students in need of aid may visit the school's website or financial aid office to obtain the forms necessary to be considered for financial aid. Scholarships are also available, having requirements set forth by the scholarship's overseeing body and distributed based on the scholarship's intended intent.
Clubs and Organizations
Students at Oklahoma City Community College are encouraged to participate in one or more of the clubs available at the school. Clubs and organizations provide students with the opportunity to meet individuals with similar interests, possibly forming social bonds that may extend beyond the school and past graduation. Some clubs will provide opportunities to participate in leadership roles, while others will host activities and events for club members as well as others. Oklahoma City Community College also encourages students to form their own clubs if a club does not exist that reflects his or her interests. An application process is in place and the guidelines for operating a club are available through the school or online.
OCCC clubs and organizations include:
- Science Club
- Health Professions Club
- Engineering Club
- Mathematics Club
- Kappa Beta Delta – Honors
Recreation and Fitness
Oklahoma City Community College, also maintains recreational and fitness related facilities and activities to promote good health. Students and employees are encouraged to participate in the programs provided, as they provide an enjoyable atmosphere and foster maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The school provides swim lessons, summer camps for youths, fitness classes and a super sprint triathlon. Additional information and calendar dates are available online and are updated regularly each semester.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,300. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $2,200-$2,700
- Out-of-State: $6,900-$8,221
- Charges per unit:
- In-State: $99-$120 per unit
- Out-of-State: $250-$300 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||73%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||62%||$4,879|
|Receiving Student Loans||61%||$5,001|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 21%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Oklahoma City Community College may provide services to students like:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Oklahoma County and community colleges in Oklahoma in total.
Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities
The following 4-year colleges and universities are popular destinations for many students of Oklahoma City Community College to transfer out to. You can click on the school profiles below to get additional admissions information:
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1973)
- Physical Therapy Assistant (P.T.A.) Program
- Accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (since 1984)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1977)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs in Oklahoma
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Oklahoma City Community College.
- Rose State College in Midwest City, OK (10 miles away)
- Seminole State College in Seminole, OK (50 miles away)
- Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, OK (90 miles away)
- Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, OK (106 miles away)
- Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, KS (119 miles away)