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Oklahoma Christian University

Oklahoma Christian University (OC) is a private comprehensive coeducational Christian liberal arts university founded in 1950 by members of the Churches of Christ. Oklahoma Christian University is located on a 240-acre (0.97 km2) campus in Oklahoma City, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Enrollment for the fall 2012 semester was a record 2,271 students, which included 1,910 undergraduate and a record 361 graduate students.

Location

Address
2501 E Memorial Rd
City
Oklahoma City
State
OK
Zip/Post Code
73136-1100

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1966
Total Graduate enrollment
42
In State Tuition Fees
19120
Out State Tuition Fees
19120
ACT Score
24
SAT Score
1072
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.53
Male Female Ratio
52:48
Acceptance Rate
64%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Church of Christ
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Eagle
Colors
Grey Maroon
Conference
Heartland Conf
Athletic Twitter

College History

History

Oklahoma Christian University was originally named Central Christian College. It opened as a two-year college in 1950 with 97 students in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on the 152-acre (615,000 m�) former estate of L.V. Foster, a prominent oil businessman. L.R. Wilson was the college's first president, having founded Florida Christian College four years before. Harold Fletcher, now an OC emeritus professor of music, was the first faculty member hired for the new college. James O. Baird became the school's second president in 1954, and soon after plans were made to move the campus to Oklahoma City. Groundbreaking occurred on 200 acres (0.81 km2) the far north edge of Oklahoma City in 1957 and the university was relocated in 1958. It was renamed Oklahoma Christian College in 1959 and began offering the bachelor's degree, with its first senior class graduating in 1962. Full accreditation was obtained from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1965. In the 1990s, the school restructured its academic departments into separate colleges and the name of the institution was changed initially to Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts before being truncated to "Oklahoma Christian University."

College Specialty

Specialty

The word is central to divine and human interaction. Words are inseparable from ideas, and in the university, language carries the ideas of every academic discipline. Because its primary concerns are language and ideas, the Department of Language and Literature sees its task as leading the university to excellence in its liberal arts mission. The Department of Language and Literature seeks to foster in its students, particularly its majors, the qualities essential to a Christian liberal arts education: the ability to read, write, and think critically; the curiosity to explore the world of ideas; the appreciation of the value of languages and literature; and the faith to integrate these various language experiences into a Christian world view

Alumni

Alumni

Sherri Coale (1987) - Head Coach, University of Oklahoma women's basketball Dan Branch (1980) - member of the Texas House of Representatives from the Dallas area. Molefi Kete Asante (under his birth name, Arthur Lee Smith, Jr.; 1964) � scholar of African studies and African American Studies at Temple University; founder of the first Ph.D. program in African-American Studies Jim Beaver - Film and television actor, co-star of Deadwood and Supernatural Greg Lee - Actor, Host of P.B.S. series Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and voice of Mayor/Principal Bob White on "Doug." Sam Winterbotham (1999) - Head Coach, University of Tennessee men's tennis

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 200 acres (81�ha)

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