Oklahoma Christian University offers one of the top 10 accounting programs in the country, according to a recent ranking of Christian universities by Christian Universities Online.
OC’s Associate Dean of the College of Business and accounting professor Elaine Kelly celebrated the recognition.
“We’re honored to be named among the best five Christian accounting programs in the country,” Kelly said. “With our emphasis on ethics, such as our Millican Ethics Symposium, we are dedicated to helping prepare Christian accountants for success in their careers and lives.”
In its determination for the ranking,
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Best Value Schools defines value in college education using variables such as faculty-to-student ratio, price, school environment through student clubs and organizations and income expectations for a degree.
“These rankings are a reflection of the dedication and scholarship that our faculty and staff demonstrate every day in the fields of science, business, liberal arts and engineering,” Vice President for Academic Affairs Scott LaMascus said. “We’re especially proud to see how often our dedication to faith in scholarship was cited in these high rankings.”
OC’s chemistry program was noted for being one of the most affordable for a chemistry degree in the country. Undergraduates can major in chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science or science education, and each program helps students acquire a depth of technical knowledge while developing stable personal lives and an ethical approach to their work.
OC’s computer science and engineering programs were recognized for a 100 percent job-placement rate for engineering graduates. OC’s software engineering emphasis is a unique option that helps distinguish it from similar programs on BVS’ ranking. OC developed the emphasis in response to a plea from Oklahoma City engineers who wanted to see more young professionals with software experience. In other words, the demand for software engineers is there, which increases OC students’ marketability on graduation.
OC’s mechanical engineering program was noted for its student resources (like a state-of-the-art thermal-fluids lab) at less than half the price of its competitors. Likewise, OC’s communication program was lauded for costs that were less than two-thirds of the schools on the best communication degrees ranking. In addition, OC offers nearly twice as many communication majors as its competitors.
OC’s biology program received attention for offering some of
Finally, OC’s pre-law program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in which students are introduced to multiple subjects that also happen to be the most popular majors for law school applicants. This potentially provides a double– or even triple–threat advantage during the application process.
The full lists are available from Best Values Schools.