Oklahoma Christian enrollment rises to record high

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University’s fall enrollment of 2,600 students is an all-time school record.

OC also surpassed last year’s record for graduate enrollment; 600 students are pursuing master’s degrees in accountancy, business administration, computer science, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity, or theological studies at Oklahoma Christian. OC’s 2,000 undergraduates are just two off of last year’s record high.

Overall, this is OC’s fifth straight year of record enrollment. The top 12 enrollment totals in OC history have come in the last 12 years.

“With our commitment to affordability and the addition of even more first-class academic programs to serve students, Oklahoma Christian has become a destination point for students and families seeking an unmatched educational experience,” President John deSteiguer said. “Our professors are innovative experts who truly care about their students. Our residential campus is a place where students can connect and thrive. And having Oklahoma City and Edmond in our backyard is a huge benefit to our students and grads.”

Oklahoma Christian has seven National Merit Scholars in this year’s freshman class and 35 overall, a per capita percentage that ranks among the state’s leaders. Forty-one percent of OC’s undergraduate students hail from Oklahoma while another 24 percent are from Texas.

Overall, OC’s student body comes from 43 states and 49 countries. More than 80 percent of OC undergraduates live on campus.

Oklahoma Christian, ranked as one of the best universities in the western United States by The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report, offers undergraduate programs in more than 80 fields of study, an undergraduate Honors Program, and seven graduate programs.

A recent study rated Oklahoma Christian as one of the best higher education values in Oklahoma, citing the university’s low net price combined with OC graduates’ high starting salaries.