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IPEDS ID: 207458
OPE ID: 00316600
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Oklahoma City University
2501 N Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106-1402
General information:  (405) 208-5000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,179 (1,964 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty204146
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$25,760$27,500$27,500$29,4267.0%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,090$10,590$10,630$10,7300.9%
Off Campus
Room and board--$9,210$9,3101.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$40,050$42,290$42,330$44,3564.8%
Off Campus$27,260$29,000$40,910$42,9365.0%
Off Campus with Family$27,260$29,000$31,700$33,6266.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid130696%————
Grant or scholarship aid29492%$4,862,072$16,538
Federal grants10533%$344,000$3,276
Pell grants7423%$301,400$4,073
Other federal grants3110%$42,600$1,374
State/local government grant or scholarships4013%$165,732$4,143
Institutional grants or scholarships28891%$4,352,340$15,112
Student loan aid17154%$1,170,535$6,845
Federal student loans17053%$1,067,649$6,280
Other student loans93%$102,886$11,432
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,64780%$23,873,821$14,495
Pell grants41220%$1,623,431$3,940
Federal student loans1,00949%$8,511,226$8,435
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$24,233$25,289$25,056
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$16,515$24,439$19,275
$30,001 – $48,000$20,046$19,949$21,063
$48,001 – $75,000$23,446$26,393$28,621
$75,001 – $110,000$26,529$26,953$26,792
$110,001 and more$28,602$31,909$29,203
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment3,179
Undergraduate enrollment1,964
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment235
Graduate enrollment1,215
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 3%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 7%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 16%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 43%
Out-of-state: 52%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 67%
Part-time: 33%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 95%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants1,442552890
Percent admitted72%69%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%34%34%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading490620
SAT Math500610
SAT Writing480620
ACT Composite2329
ACT English2330
ACT Math2227
ACT Writing78
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 81%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 61%
Transfer-out rate: 13%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 39%
6-year: 60%
8-year: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 58%
Female: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 52%
Asian: 79%
Black or African American: 65%
Hispanic/Latino: 63%
White: 60%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization0--
Category total0--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0--
Biomedical Sciences, General8--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology12--
Category total20--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General10112-
Business/Commerce, General00-
Business/Corporate Communications-0-
Business/Managerial Economics7--
Finance, General140-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0-
International Finance-0-
Management Information Systems, General20-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General100-
Project Management-0-
Category total55127-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism4--
Public Relations/Image Management3--
Category total137-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General012-
Category total012-
Art Teacher Education-0-
Curriculum and Instruction-0-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education5--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching58-
Education, General10-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching50-
Music Teacher Education60-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0--
Reading Teacher Education0--
Secondary Education and Teaching00-
Special Education and Teaching, General0--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-42-
Category total2250-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician-0-
Category total-0-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-0-
English Language and Literature, General4--
Rhetoric and Composition0--
Category total40-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0--
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature1--
Spanish Language and Literature3--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing190--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--6
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-1-
Nursing Administration-14-
Nursing Science--2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse00-
Category total190158
History, General4--
Category total4--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-10-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0--
Category total1010-
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--171
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies166--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies08-
Category total1678-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General0--
Category total0--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies2--
Category total2--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science130-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other0--
Category total130-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies50-
Religion/Religious Studies, Other1--
Category total80-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1--
Physical Sciences0--
Physics, General1--
Category total2--
Counseling Psychology-0-
Educational Psychology-16-
Psychology, General9--
Category total916-
Social Sciences
Economics, General0--
Political Science and Government, General8--
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods0--
Category total139-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Education-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General4--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0--
Dance, General340-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General40-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other-0-
Fine and Studio Arts Management-0-
Keyboard Instruments-3-
Music Management2--
Music Performance, General3813-
Music Theory and Composition64-
Music, General9--
Music, Other1--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology4--
Voice and Opera-2-
Category total14224-
Grand total678278179
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined3321
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1951 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1960 -  Accredited
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions10/13/1992 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1944 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools4/19/2011 - 10/26/2012Accredited
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/26/2012 -  Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program10/1/1986 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)2/1/2008 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations030
Liquor law violations013
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations030
Liquor law violations010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible300
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible300
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate9.4%8.5%
Number in default7058
Number in repayment739682
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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