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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
Website:  www.okcu.edu
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:  2,845 (1,714 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & 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
We have been more proactive about getting students registered with the disabilities office which has resulted in a an increase in the percentage registered.
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate courses offered, programs not offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty195139
Instructional195139
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$30,726$30,726$30,726$30,7260.0%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,960$9,682$9,814$8,624-12.1%
Other$2,700$2,700$4,260$4,5587.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,534$9,682$9,814$8,624-12.1%
Other$2,700$2,700$4,260$4,5587.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,700$2,700$4,260$4,5587.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$45,886$44,608$46,300$45,408-1.9%
Off Campus$44,460$44,608$46,300$45,408-1.9%
Off Campus with Family$34,926$34,926$36,486$36,7840.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$13,734
Fees$2,070
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
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 aid131596%————
Grant or scholarship aid31395%$5,818,177$18,588
Federal grants7021%$342,137$4,888
Pell grants7021%$303,437$4,335
Other federal grants278%$38,700$1,433
State/local government grant or scholarships4112%$206,924$5,047
Institutional grants or scholarships31295%$5,269,116$16,888
Student loan aid16049%$1,023,976$6,400
Federal student loans15948%$857,730$5,395
Other student loans82%$166,246$20,781
  • 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 aid11,42387%$24,910,825$17,506
Pell grants35422%$1,428,432$4,035
Federal student loans84451%$6,615,589$7,838
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$27,477$26,002$27,234
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$20,447$21,624$18,765
$30,001 – $48,000$25,725$15,011$22,972
$48,001 – $75,000$28,599$27,896$29,687
$75,001 – $110,000$31,540$27,196$30,345
$110,001 and more$33,557$32,681$33,262
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment2,845
Undergraduate enrollment1,714
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment195
Graduate enrollment1,131
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 32%
Female: 68%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 77%
25 and over: 12%
Age unknown: 10%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 42%
Out-of-state: 53%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 2%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 90%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $55
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,8206181,202
Percent admitted72%67%74%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%23%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT10837%
ACT23880%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  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 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing570650
SAT Math540630
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2230
ACT Math2127
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: 82%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 58 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 63%
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:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 49%
6-year: 58%
8-year: 59%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 50%
6-year: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 57%
Female: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 43%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 73%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 67%
Non-resident alien: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 69%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 75%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 76%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 78%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 9%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
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.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization0--
Category total0--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2--
Biomedical Sciences, General8--
Biophysics0--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology4--
Category total14--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting1318-
Business Administration and Management, General1441-
Business/Commerce, General00-
Business/Corporate Communications-0-
Business/Managerial Economics3--
Finance, General130-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-0-
Management Information Systems, General10-
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General60-
Category total5059-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising1--
Broadcast Journalism1--
Journalism20-
Public Relations/Image Management4--
Category total80-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General359-
Category total359-
Education
Art Teacher Education00-
Biology Teacher Education1--
Chemistry Teacher Education0--
Curriculum and Instruction-0-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education7--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching37-
Education, General00-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-0-
Elementary Education and Teaching10-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1--
Foreign Language Teacher Education0--
History Teacher Education1--
Mathematics Teacher Education0--
Music Teacher Education230-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0--
Reading Teacher Education0--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0--
Secondary Education and Teaching00-
Special Education and Teaching, General0--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-17-
Category total3724-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician-63d-
Category total-63d-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-5-
English Language and Literature, General3--
Rhetoric and Composition0--
Category total35-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0--
French Language and Literature0--
German Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature0--
Category total0--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other-0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing--21
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other-0-
Nursing Science--11
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse17210-
Category total1721032
History
History, General1--
Category total1--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections2--
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-2-
Criminal Justice/Police Science0--
Category total22-
Legal Professions and Studies
Law--131
Programs for Foreign Lawyers--2
Category total--133
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies57--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies04-
Category total574-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General0--
Category total0--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies0--
Category total0--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science90-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other0--
Category total90-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy0--
Religion/Religious Studies41-
Religion/Religious Studies, Other0--
Category total41-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3--
Physical Sciences1--
Physics, General1--
Category total5--
Psychology
Counseling Psychology-0-
Educational Psychology-9-
Psychology, General8--
Category total89-
Social Sciences
Economics, General0--
Political Science and Government, General5--
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods0--
Sociology121-
Category total621-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious Education-0-
Category total-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Acting28--
Art/Art Studies, General3--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production2--
Conducting-1-
Dance, General300-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General40-
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other20-
Fine and Studio Arts Management-0-
Music Management4--
Music Performance, General1513-
Music Theory and Composition31-
Music, General8--
Music, Other0--
Photography2--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology7--
Voice and Opera-5-
Category total10820-
Grand total487277165
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 63
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 43
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $20,461
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $13,074
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined4736
Baseball27
Basketball1212
Golf119
Rowing1410
Soccer2417
Softball16
Volleyball12
Wrestling2822
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1951 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program10/1/1986 - 7/21/2017Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)10/1/2007 - 7/21/2017Accredited
Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate(!)1/1/2012 - 7/31/2017Accredited
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
Montessori Education (MONTE) - Montessori teacher education programs and institutions4/18/1993 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1944 - 2/27/2018Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations911
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations210
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape132
Fondling330
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery011
Aggravated assault000
Burglary497
Motor vehicle theft003
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape032
Fondling030
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary115
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate5.2%2.5%3.8%
Number in default392133
Number in repayment750826865
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)