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Oklahoma Christian University officials announce 2016-17 costs

Oklahoma Christian University officials announced Monday undergraduate tuition for 2016-17 will be $20,770. The total cost of attending OC — including room and board— will be $28,130, up from $26,920 this academic year.

“Affordability is a hot issue because it’s important to students and families. We’ve bucked the nationwide trend by keeping OC affordable, and that’s allowed more students to pursue the first-class education Oklahoma Christian offers,” OC president John deSteiguer stated in the announcement.

This is the third increase in OC’s undergraduate pricing since 2011. From 2011-12 through 2015-16, the College Board reports OC’s total cost went up 7.8 percent compared to 14 percent increases for both the private and public university sectors nationwide.

The College Board reports that private schools cost an average of $43,921 nationwide this year; public schools cost an average of $19,548 for in-state students and $34,031 for out-of-state students.

On average, OC students will pay a net cost of less than $12,000 thanks to scholarships, need-based grants and government assistance, officials said. More than 90 percent of OC’s undergraduate students receive financial aid.

Graduate tuition will range from $450 to $650 per credit hour based on a student’s residency and area of study. Complete pricing information is available at

K.S. McNutt

Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from... Read more ›