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Oklahoma City Community College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Learn what degree programs Oklahoma City Community College offers. Research its academics, and read about its admission and financial info to make an informed education decision.

About Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City Community College was founded in 1972. The campus sits on 143 acres and is located south of Interstate 240 in Oklahoma City, OK. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Students who attend Oklahoma City Community College can choose from 80 academic programs that lead to associate's degrees and certificates. In 2010-2011, the popular subjects of study were business/commerce, emergency medical technician training, registered nursing and general studies. Many of this college's programs are intended for students who wish to transfer their credits to a 4-year college or university. Students who require flexible schedules can choose to take evening courses, or they can take distance-learning programs. Oklahoma City Community College also allows students to customize their own degree programs through its Diversified Studies option.


Individuals interested in attending OCCC can apply for admission online. This school has an open admissions policy, though students must hold a high school diploma or GED, as well as submitting SAT or ACT scores for determination of course eligibility. Applicants must also prove completion of high school curricular requirements, which include 4 units of English, 2 units of lab science, 2 units of history, 3 units of math and 1 citizenship unit in addition to 3 units of computer science or a foreign language. Students who do not meet the curricular requirements may still be admitted, though they have to make up the coursework at the college level within the first 24 credit hours of study.

Tuition & Financial Aid

As of 2012, tuition at Oklahoma City Community College is $74.55 per credit hour for in-state residents and $153.81 per credit hour for non-residents. Additional costs include a student activity fee, facility use fee, student technology fee, assessment fee and library fee. The estimated cost of books and supplies for freshmen in 2011-2012 was $1,000 per year. The estimated room and board for these freshmen was $8,258 for students who lived by themselves and $3,652 for those who lived with family.

OCCC students can apply for governmental financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The college participates in the federal programs including the Pell grant, work-study and student loan programs as well as the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program. Students can also apply for the Oklahoma's Promise scholarship and the state's tuition aid grant. In the 2010-2011 school year, 62% of students at this college received grant or scholarship aid, and the average award was $4,879.

School Type 2-year, public*
Degrees Offered Associate's, certificate*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester**
School Setting Large city*
Student Body 14,941 (all undergraduate) in Fall 2011*
Student Housing None*
Schools and Programs 6 academic divisions, about 80 programs**
Student-Faculty Ratio 29 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011: Associate's: General studies (199)
1-2-year certificate: Architectural drafting (10)
Less-than-1-year certificate: Emergency medical technology (107)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates Students starting in Fall 2007:
3% in normal program time
11% in 150% of normal program time
16% in twice the normal program time*
Admission Rate Open admissions*
Entering Class Size 2,959 in Fall 2011***
First-Year Retention Rates 49% of full-time students, 33% of part time students (2010-2011)*
Application Due Date Rolling admissions**
Decision Notification Date 3-5 business days after submission of application**
Tuition (2012) $74.55 per credit for state residents, $153.81 per credit for non-residents**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) In 2010-2011: Grant or scholarship aid (45%), federal student loans (44%)*
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 73% of full time, beginning undergraduates in 2010-2011*

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Oklahoma City Community College, ***IPEDS Data Center.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159
  • Phone: 405-682-7580
  • Website: www.occc.edu

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