Oklahoma Christian University, Inc.
PO Box 11000
Oklahoma City OK 73136
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Christian University
Mission Statement Oklahoma Christian is a higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.
Contact Information
Contact Name Risa Forrester
Contact email risa.forrester@oc.edu
Address PO Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73136
Phone (405) 425-5000
Fax 405-425-5090
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 2501 E Memorial Rd
Edmond OK 73013
Alternate Phone 405 425-5100
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.oc.edu/givenow
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ocusa/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donors interested in investing in Oklahoma Christian and our students can give online at www.oc.edu/giving or by phone at 405-425-5094. If giving by check, donations can be mailed to the OC campus:
Office of Advancement
Oklahoma Christian University
PO Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73136
The University regularly benefits from families making creative estate or planned gifts, also. If interested in these unique giving opportunities, donors can contact Vice President Stephen Eck at 405-425-5112 or stephen.eck@oc.edu. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $40,690,000.00
Projected Expenses $39,889,243.00
History and Background
Former Names
Oklahoma Christian College1992
Year Founded 1950
IRS Ruling Year 1952
Mission Oklahoma Christian is a higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.

“Home is where you learn. Home is where you grow. Home is where you take some risks. Home is where you connect. Home prepares you to go out into the world. It prepares you to make a living, but more importantly, it prepares you to make a life. Oklahoma Christian University is home.” - John deSteiguer, President of Oklahoma Christian University

That’s what campus life is like at Oklahoma Christian University (OC), named one of the best universities in the west by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. Beginning in 1950 as Central Christian College (with an enrollment of 97), OC has grown into a comprehensive Christian university serving more than 2,000 students.

OC’s close-knit community creates a culture where students, faculty and staff go the extra mile for each other. Our knowledgeable professors teach from a Christian worldview and are fiercely dedicated to high standards of scholarship.

But their commitment to students goes beyond the classroom. Their office doors are open, and you’ll see them side by side with students at daily Chapel, in the cafeteria, at games against our NCAA Division II rivals, and on summer mission trips.

Oklahoma Christian opens many doors to faith-infused learning at home and abroad. OC’s location just 10 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City provides access to jobs and internships, plus big-city entertainment like the NBA Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder.

OC students have many ways to plug into other countries and cultures. OC’s global reach includes 20 study abroad and off-campus learning options, plus service opportunities that take students around the world to help people in need.

OC is a place where you can realize your purpose and find your calling. OC is a place where you can get the tools and support you need to live life to the full. OC is a place you can call home.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
The United States and a large number of foreign countries are represented in the student body, study abroad programs and service works .

14 academic departments operate in one of three colleges (academic divisions): the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies, and the College of Professional Studies. Students choose from more than 60 majors and 30 additional areas of study.

Graduate degrees include the Master of Arts in Ministry, the Master of Divinity, the Master of Business Administration, and the Master of Science in Engineering.

Population Served US& International
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. 90% of students who applied to medical schools were accepted (100% of those who participated in undergraduate research).
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director John deSteiguer
Start Date May 2012
Email john.desteiguer@oc.edu
Senior Staff
John deSteiguerPresident
Number of Full-time Staff 197
Number of Part-time Staff 71
Number of Contract Staff 193
Number of Volunteers 0
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Comments on Staff & Management
Foundation Staff Comments As a faith-based institution, Oklahoma Christian University is exempt from registering with the Oklahoma Secretary of State's office.
Board Chair
Name Mr. Don P. Millican
Company Affiliation Kaiser-Francis Oil Company
Term Apr 2014 to Apr 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Apr 01, 2015
Board of Directors List
Michael D. Arnold
Kerry Barnes
Richard Blankenship
Alfred Branch
Mark A. Brewer
L. Dwain Chaffin
Ralph N. Chain
Carl Claxton DO
Mr. Marc A. Compton Voting
Ken Davidson
Jeffrey A. Dimick
Todd A. Dobson
David Duncan
Michelle Eggleston
Susie Jackson
Pat Jones
James Ketcherside
H. Richard Lawson
Kerry Lowery
Don P. Millican Community AdvocateVoting
Lynn Mitchell
Grant Newton
Ken L. Parker
Harry E. Patterson
Phillip Roe
David M. Seat
Mr. Curtis L. Shumard Voting
Dwayne Simmons
William R. Simpson
Michelle Stephens
Raymond L. Vaughn Jr
Dr. Michael R. Walker Voting
Greg Wedel
Mrs. Shannon R. Wilburn Voting
Marcus A. Wiley
Lon Winton
Don W. Ziegler
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year June 01, 2015-May 31, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $40,690,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $39,889,243
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$62,161,424$62,196,565$44,536,685
Total Expenses$54,108,827$54,708,371$56,625,532
Revenue Less Expenses$8,052,597$7,488,194($12,088,847)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$587,446$967,785$626,359
Individual Contributions$15,827,032$8,805,213$13,063,244
Investment Income, Net of Losses$894,187$783,325$977,372
Unrealized Gain/Loss$6,560,838$10,542,890($7,194,570)
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$38,725,090$39,533,378$40,333,299
Administration Expense$15,383,737$15,174,993$16,292,233
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.151.140.79
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%72%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$118,451,553$125,025,213$120,571,643
Current Assets$4,516,704$1,207,513$3,939,198
Long-Term Liabilities$61,940,472$74,203,137$69,079,454
Current Liabilities$11,026,635$13,390,227$21,548,534
Total Net Assets$45,484,446$37,431,849$29,943,655
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.410.090.18
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets52%59%57%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $36,435,073Earned Revenue $36,589,742Earned Revenue $35,912,150
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $15,827,032Unrealized & Realized $10,542,890Individuals $13,063,244
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountUnrealized & Realized $6,560,838Individuals $8,805,213Other $1,152,130
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
Address PO Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73136
Primary Phone 405 425-5000
Contact Email risa.forrester@oc.edu
Give with Credit Card http://www.oc.edu/givenow
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ocusa/
CEO/Executive Director John deSteiguer
Board Chair Mr. Don P. Millican
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kaiser-Francis Oil Company