Oklahoma City University embraces the United Methodist tradition of scholarship and service and welcomes all faiths in a culturally rich community dedicated to student success. Men and women pursue academic excellence through a rigorous curriculum focused on students’ intellectual, moral, and spiritual development to prepare them to become effective leaders in service to their communities.
Oklahoma City University is a premier, comprehensive private university for the liberal arts and the professions. In a culturally rich, diverse environment, our students pursue academic excellence through a rigorous curriculum that prepares them to become effective leaders in service to their communities.
Chartered three years before statehood, in 1904, Oklahoma City University traces its beginning to Epworth University and was created under the sponsorship of the Methodist Church in cooperation with the Oklahoma City Trade Club – the forerunner of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Founded by some of the state’s early leaders, the university has continued to embrace the vision of its forbearers as a place where students grow intellectually, spiritually, and morally.
Today, the University offers more than 70 undergraduate and 20 graduate degree programs in the performing arts, business, law, nursing, arts and sciences, and religion. The tight-knit student body of approximately 2,400 students – 1,800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students – is active in more than 80 student organizations and groups. Its diversity reflects the world, with current students from 46 states and 43 foreign countries.
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, students receive personalized attention that gives them a learning advantage over students in one-size-fits-all colleges. The faculty is exceptionally qualified, with more than 80 percent of its members holding the highest degrees in their field. Every undergraduate student takes a service learning class, and all students are encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Oklahoma City University takes special care to teach subject matter and skills necessary after graduation. Much energy is devoted to creating, implementing and improving programs to ensure that graduates have the tools they need to lead their communities into the future.
Oklahoma City University consistently is ranked as Oklahoma’s only top-tier regional master level comprehensive institution of higher learning by “U.S. News and World Report.” It has been named as one of the best schools in the Western United States by “The Princeton Review” and is listed in Forbes' “America’s 100 Best College Buys” and “America’s Best Christian Colleges.”
Oklahoma City University’s emergency planning process included a three-day intensive Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education training session in May 2012. Participants learned how to work in an Emergency Operations Center and the session included a crisis simulation. Oklahoma City University is only the third university in the country to sponsor a customized Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) training course. Disaster and emergency preparedness training efforts continue regularly at the university.
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