Ohio Christian University Overview
Located in Circleville, Ohio, Ohio Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution. Circleville is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Ohio Christian University Known For?
- Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at OCU since the student to facuty ratio is 8 to 1.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at OCU.
- In 2019-2020, 99% of the faculty were full-time.
- It takes the average OCU student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Ohio Christian University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
OCU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at OCU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards OCU has earned from around the web.
|#2||Best Theological & Ministerial Studies Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#2||Best Divinity/Ministry Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#6||Best Human Services Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#6||Best General Human Services Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#10||Best Value Colleges for Theology & Religious Vocations||College Factual|
|#69||Best Value Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service||College Factual|
Where Is Ohio Christian University?
Contact details for OCU are given below.
|Address:||1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113-9487|
How Do I Get Into OCU?
You can apply to OCU online at: www.ohiochristian.edu/lp/fastapp
Can I Afford Ohio Christian University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At OCU, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $6,528 a year. That adds up to $26,112 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at OCU is 12.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Ohio Christian University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 225 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,034 full-time undergraduates at OCU, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Ohio Christian University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||202|
|Hispanic or Latino||32|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Ohio Christian University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 10 countries are represented at OCU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Honduras, Nigeria, and Colombia.
Online Learning at Ohio Christian University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at OCU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 25th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of OCU
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Ohio Christian University was $21,990 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how OCU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#6||#6|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#19||#19|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#37||#19|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#45||#45|
Online Affordability Rankings of OCU Rankings
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Ohio Christian University was $21,990 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how OCU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#1||#1|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#4||#4|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#7||#7|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||#9||#9|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#19||#13|
|Business Administration & Management||#25||#22|
|Political Science & Government||#25||#10|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#33||#33|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#37||#28|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#37||#31|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#37||#28|
|Human Resource Management||#42||#36|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#43||#34|
Online Growth Rankings of OCU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Ohio Christian University was -14.5%. This is the #893 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at OCU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of OCU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||36%|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at OCU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at OCU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Health/Medical Prep Programs||#12|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#26|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||#126|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#181|
|Computer Information Systems||#393|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Ohio Christian University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Business Administration & Management||41||78||62||181|
|Theological & Ministerial Studies||44||44||68||156|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||23||25||0||48|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||1||21||0||22|
|General English Literature||0||17||0||17|
|Mental & Social Health Services||0||16||0||16|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||0||12||0||12|
|Health & Physical Education||0||8||0||8|
|Political Science & Government||0||4||0||4|
|Computer Information Systems||3||0||0||3|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||0||2||0||2|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||0||1||0||1|
|Human Resource Management||0||0||0||0|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||0||0|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||0||0||0||0|
|Health/Medical Prep Programs||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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