• Address: 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, Ohio 43113-9487

  • Phone Number: (740) 474-8896

  • Website: https://www.ohiochristian.edu/

About

Ohio Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution and was established as Circleville Bible College in the year 1948. The institution is religiously affiliated as a Christian university. The institution campus is located in a rural region. OCU is engaged in giving a comprehensive education that develops students intellectually and professionally.

  • The acceptance rate of the OCU is 65%. In other words, only 65 students get admitted to the university for every 100 students who apply for the admission.

  • The total population is 4,661 with 2,797 full-timers and 1,864 part-timers. The student-faculty ratio is 11: 1.

  • The national recognization and accreditation are provided by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission (ABHE) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


Online at OCU

The university provides flexible and affordable degree programs for busy adults. It is possible to complete the degree program by attending the classes entirely online or by attending the regional campus once a week.

The e360 is the online learning management system adopted by the university. It provides one to one interaction between the faculty and the students. The portal can be accessed through the login page. It provides personalized information directly to the individual.


Reviews

  • The courses are well taught and have a reasonable workload. The professors are well experienced and helpful in nature. 

  • The campus is filled with the Christian atmosphere and devotional activities.

  • The university is attentive to the needs of the students. The online programs are great.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Circleville, Ohio

FAFSA/Federal School Code

003030

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Institutional Accreditation

ABHE, HLC

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Religious Affiliation

Christian

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.ohiochristian.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The students joining the university usually talk about the challenging courses and professionalism. However, the students are usually most aware of the Christian perspective from which the university teach all the courses. The campus is surrounded by extremely positive students and faculties.

Trailblazer Athletics are active in sports like Baseball, Cross Country, Soccer, Golf, and Tennis.  The university is committed to achieving academic and athletic excellence by utilizing the athletic experience as a platform to prepare and develop several leadership skills.

The residence life at the university develops a Christian Community which is designed to promote responsibility and develop personal character. The dorms are generally divided into Freshman Halls, Upperclassmen Halls, Apartment-Style Housing.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 11: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 62 % Part Time: 13 %
Total Population 4,661
Student Population Full Time: 2,797 Part Time: 1,864
Gender Division Male: 37 % Female: 63 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 32 %

The College Monk

Female: 36 %

Total Graduation Rate: 34 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Ohio Christian University (OCU) offers 58 online programs across 17 Majors

Information Technology

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 22 programs accross 4 degrees

Nursing

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Literature

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

History

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Psychology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Political Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Theology

Offering 16 programs accross 5 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Accounting

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Behavioral Sciences

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Safety

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $25
Graduate Application Fee $25

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university awards numerous scholarships to compensate students for their hard work in academics. The university understands the challenge of investing in education and provides the programs at an affordable price.

The FAFSA form must be submitted to identify the financial requirement and eligibility of the student. Ohio University federal school code is 003030.

Some of the Federal-Aid provided includes Federal Work-Study, Direct Unsubsidized loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, and Pell Grant.

The Military Aid includes the Tuition Assistance and Post 9/11 GI Bill.

State Grants includes the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG).

The Institutional Aid includes Good Neighbor Quality Student Grant, Church Matching Grant, Presidential Scholarship, Merit Scholarship, and others.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $3,930 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $287 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2018
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,843 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct Unsubsidized loan $6,842 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Direct PLUS Loans $6,842 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2018
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $6,843 U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2018

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) $1,989 Residents Of Ohio. Demonstrate Financial Need. October 1st, 2018

Data Source: https://www.ohiochristian.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Good Neighbor Quality Student Grant $5,015 Graduate from Christian School. Demonstrate Financial Need. Varies
Church Matching Grant $500 Member of Church. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Presidential Scholarship $8,000 28 ACT. 3.75 CGPA. Varies
Provost's Scholarship $5,000 3.5 GPA. 27 ACT. Varies
Merit Scholarship $3,000 3.25 GPA. 22 ACT. Varies
Academic Excellence Scholarship $2,000 19 ACT. 3.5 GPA. Varies

Data Source: https://www.ohiochristian.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $3,858 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Tuition Assistance $2,323 Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies

Data Source: https://www.ohiochristian.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $19,565
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,010
$48,001 - $75,000 $19,628
$75,001 - $110,000 $19,515
Over $110,000 $20,074

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 53% $3,714
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 83% $6,661
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 64% $4,013
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 47% $5,015
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 76% $7,176
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 76% $6,843
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 18,640
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 143 $3,775
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 129 $3,858
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 14 $3,007

Data Source: https://www.ohiochristian.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

Maxwell Library holds about 65,000 books, 300 newspapers, magazines and journal titles in print format and in addition to that 3,750 sound and video recordings are also available in the online library.

OhioLINK is a resource developed to provide students with additional access to 50 million physical attributes, 165,000 e-books, indexing about 20 million electronic journal articles.

FAQ's

  What is the SAT score required for the university?

The SAT score requirement of the OCU is 1060 on the 1600 SAT scale.

  What is the ACT score required to get into the institution?

The minimum ACT score required is 17.

  What is Application cost?

The Application cost for both undergraduate and graduate degree is $25.

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