Oklahoma City University, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a private four year institution that founded in 1904 and was originally known as Epworth University. The school was built by Anton Classen, a local developer who had been active in the construction of the city and desired a Methodist university in the area to promote Methodist ideology and faith.
OCU closed in 1911 and was reopened in 1922 when Oklahoma Methodist University moved from its location in Guthrie to Oklahoma City and absorbed the faculty from the nearby defunct Fort Worth University. The school experienced a decline in enrollment and services during World War II, but found increased numbers at the end of the war, resulting in rapid growth and expansion.
Oklahoma City University offers variety of programs and majors resulting in a bachelor's degree upon completion. Courses for a bachelor's degree include nationally mandated general education requirements, lower and upper division courses related to the major, and elective courses that allow for the exploration of studies traditionally outside of the realm of one's major. Additionally students may opt to take additional courses in a secondary area of study. These courses allow the student to receive a minor degree that demonstrates an understanding and knowledge of the topic chosen.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals interested in enrollment and Oklahoma City University must submit an application for admission, along with transcripts and standardized test scores. The provided material will be reviewed by the school, determining whether admissions requirements are met and making a final decision regarding admission. After the decision is rendered the student will be notified, and if admitted will receive additional information to prepare them for the start of their academic career at OCU.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships, which are awarded based on need as determined by the applicant's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used by the school to determine need and aid program eligibility when constructing the aid packet.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Oklahoma City University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Oklahoma City University has a total student population of about 3,000. The student body is made up of 61% undergraduate students and 11% graduate 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
- The estimated tuition range is around $27,000-$33,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $950 to $1,100 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$17,699|
|Receiving Student Loans||53%||$6,800|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Oklahoma City University may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
The overall graduation rate of Oklahoma City University is around 61%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||49%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Law Program
- Montessori Teacher Education Program
- Music Program
- Doctorate Degree in Nursing (DSN) Program
- Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Oklahoma City University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Sooner Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Sooner Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Sooner Athletic Conference)
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 Oklahoma City 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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Oklahoma City University.
- University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK (12 miles away)
- University of Oklahoma Norman Campus in Norman, OK (20 miles away)
- Langston University in Langston, OK (34 miles away)
- University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, OK (40 miles away)
- Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK (66 miles away)
Also, check out our college lists below, which can help students compare schools to one another:
- Visit the main Oklahoma colleges & universities profile page
- Find out what other private colleges are located in Oklahoma
- See if these other Christian Colleges in Oklahoma may interest you?
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 Oklahoma City University for official up-to-date information.