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Oklahoma City University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Oklahoma City University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Oklahoma City University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Oklahoma City University was awarded 18 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is visual and performing arts.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, OCU is ranked #385 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when OCU held the #425 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

OCU is also ranked #3 out of 24 schools in Oklahoma.

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Is It Hard to Get Into OCU?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Oklahoma City University is 72%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that OCU is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 37% of students accepted to OCU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oklahoma City University  ( 570 to 650 )
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SAT Math Scores for Oklahoma City University  ( 540 to 630 )
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OCU received ACT scores from 80% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Oklahoma City University  ( 23 to 28 )
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Oklahoma City University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At OCU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oklahoma City University is 61%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  61 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma City University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Oklahoma City University has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At OCU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at OCU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,714 undergraduates at OCU with 1,579 being full-time and 135 being part-time.

OCU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for OCU is 81.18 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.18 out of 100
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How Much Does Oklahoma City University Cost?

The overall average net price of OCU is $25,024. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for OCU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,897 $20,186 $27,294 $27,959 $31,313

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of OCU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At OCU, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $6,400 a year. That adds up to $25,600 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OCU is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do OCU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from OCU make about $42,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The location of OCU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Oklahoma City University

Contact details for OCU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2501 N Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1402
Phone: 405-208-5000
Website: www.okcu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oklahomacityuniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/okcu

Oklahoma City University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 59 majors graduated from Oklahoma City University. Of these students, 552 received undergraduate degrees and 408 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 174 $62,000
Music 61 $20,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 61 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 35 $24,400
Dance 25 $19,200
Teacher Education Subject Specific 21 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16 NA
Health & Physical Education 16 NA
General Biology 12 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 12 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Oklahoma City University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at OCU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 306 students took at least one online class at Oklahoma City University. This is an increase from the 266 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 306 30
2016-2017 266 34
2015-2016 193 27
2014-2015 181 29
2013-2014 159 35

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