Oklahoma has a variety of Christian colleges and universities scattered throughout the state. These schools provide students with diverse degree programs and student organizations to meet their academic and spiritual/personal needs. Find out more about a small sampling of the Christian colleges in the state.
Oklahoma offers Christian colleges of varying denominations in several different cities. Compare a few of the school's tuition rates in the table below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Oklahoma City University||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Oklahoma City, OK||$30,726|
|Randall University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Free Will Baptist Church||Moore, OK||$13,640|
|Oklahoma Christian University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Churches of Christ||Edmond, OK||$21,670|
|Southern Nazarene University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Church of the Nazarene||Bethany, OK||$25,178|
|Mid-America Christian University||4-year, private not-for-profit||Church of God||Oklahoma City, OK||$17,830|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
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Description of the Christian Colleges in Oklahoma
Students interested in attending a Christian college in Oklahoma may want to consider the denomination, size and/or location of the school. Other considerations may include available degree programs and spiritual growth opportunities. Here we discuss a handful of the Christian colleges in the state and what makes them unique.
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University had close to 3,000 total students in 2016 (1,789 undergraduates), and offers one of the top 10 best dance programs in the nation. The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in a variety of areas, including nursing, biomedical science, music, theatre, religion, education and pre-professional programs, such as pre-athletic training, pre-pharmacy, pre-law and pre-dental. Students wishing to develop their spiritual lives can attend worship services and participate in student organizations like Spirit of Grace (liturgical dance), small groups, Kappa Phi (Christian Women's Club) and Baptist Collegiate Ministries. The campus community gathers every Thursday at 1:00 for a weekly chapel service. The school also has varsity sports available to students, including men's and women's rowing and wrestling.
Randall University offers bachelor's degree programs in a variety of areas, such as Christian ministry, exercise science, intercultural studies, education and psychology. They also have Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in Ministry degree programs. Students at Randall can attend several different campus events to build community, including Floats and Devos, Movies on the Lawn, Pancakes with the President, game nights, ping pong tournaments and a campus cookout. The chapel on campus provides students with gatherings twice a week, and past audio recordings are also available. Randall University had a little more than 325 undergraduate students in 2016 and close to 20 graduate students.
Oklahoma Christian University
Students at Oklahoma Christian University have many spiritual requirements that they meet through missions trips, attending chapel services and other spiritual activities, like small groups. There are also a wide range of student clubs and organizations for students to participate in, including New Reign (Traveling Acappella Group), Aerie (Yearbook), Homecoming Committee, Spanish Club, Student Ambassadors, Young Christian Democrats and Young Republicans. The school had 1,960 undergraduates in 2016 and close to 600 graduate students with both bachelor's and master's degree programs available. Students can study areas like computer science, biology, music, electrical and computer engineering, nursing, education, Christian ministry and business.
Southern Nazarene University
Southern Nazarene University offers bachelor's and master's degree programs and had over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 2016. Students can pursue study in an array of areas including marital and family therapy, business administration, youth ministry, athletic training, graphic design, human relations, pre-architecture, pre-law, math and music. Students are required to attend chapel services twice a week, and may also participate in discipleship opportunities, like small groups, mentoring programs and Faith and Film Forum. The school offers a variety of other activities and organizations, including intramural sports, interest clubs and leadership development opportunities.
Mid-America Christian University
Mid-America Christian University offers students 1-on-1 mentoring with a faculty member as they pursue their academics at the associate's, bachelor's or master's degree levels. Students at the school can choose from a range of study areas, including music performance, Bible and theology, biology, business, education and psychology. Students can connect with one another and build community through athletics, clubs and organizations on campus, as well as explore their beliefs and grow in their spiritual lives. Upperclassmen have a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1, and the school had about 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 2016.