Ohio Christian University (OCU)

1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH

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Ohio Christian University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Circleville, Ohio, the campus resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The school maintains a Protestant (Other) affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Ohio Christian University has an annual student enrollment of approximately 1,800.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Ohio Christian University offers:

  • Business Administration
  • Theology and Religious Vocations
  • Psychology
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Very common scores among applicants admitted to this school are in the range of 17 - 23 on the ACT, or 1220 - 1710 on the SAT exam. 63% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 43% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found at

Tuition is approximately $18,000 per year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's net price calculator to determine cost. Some students at Ohio Christian University may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the students OCU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Ohio Christian University has a total student population of about 4,300. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 16% enrolling as graduate students and 92% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $9,600 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $350 for part time students
  • The average estimated cost for room and board is listed to be around $9,000, the amount includes nineteen meals per week

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$7,344
Receiving Student Loans81%$7,486
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Ohio Christian University may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Ohio Christian University is approximately 31%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years7%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years0.7%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Ohio Christian University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCCAA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (Kentucky Intercollegiate Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Ohio Christian University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies


Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Ohio Christian University for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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