Ohio Christian University in Circleville

Circleville, OH

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Ohio Christian University offers 96-degree programs and 60 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 65%. 37.3% are women, and 62.7% are men. Ohio Christian University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Ohio Christian University is 17186$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $25720 and $33218 per year. 32% of full-time Ohio Christian University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $34,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Ohio Christian University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Ohio Christian University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$18,192
$30,001 - $48,000$15,973
$48,001 - $75,000$15,756
$75,001 - $110,000$15,381

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: 7498


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    2475 of Ohio Christian University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 66 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Ohio Christian University number 56 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

    Students at Ohio Christian University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Credit for military training

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Ohio Christian University.


    ROTC - Air Force

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    Ohio Christian University graduation rate is below the national average.

    32% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Ohio Christian University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    2 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Recommendations
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Completion of college-preparatory program
      • Formal demonstration of competencies
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      Ohio Christian University acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 73%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 8%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Ohio Christian University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 2% only.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The Ohio Christian University full-time retention rate is 67% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Ohio Christian University students submitting ACT scores


      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      17 - 22

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 17 - 22
      Math: 17 - 22
      Writing: -

      ACT Test Score Range


      SAT Score Converter

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      Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

      For the High School Class of 2017:
      Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Ohio Christian University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In Ohio Christian University the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Ohio Christian University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Ohio.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 1476 Lancaster Pike address in Circleville, Ohio.


      Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Ohio Christian University with 0.27% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Ohio Christian University offers 96 programs in total: 63 are for Bachelor's degree, 24 - for Associate's degree, and 9 are Master's degree.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 361 universities in Ohio state. Ohio Christian University is one of the few institutions in Ohio that offers an Associate's degree program.


      Number of degree programs offered via distance education

      There are 60 distance education programs that are offered in the Ohio Christian University: 36 are for Bachelor's degree, 15 - for Associate's degree and 9 are Master's degree.

      Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Ohio state average data to help you compare.


      Ohio Christian University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2545 students with 76361 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 228 with 5476 credit hours.

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      Student Reviews and Ratings for Ohio Christian University

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      This is a terrible place for higher learning. All they want is your money. My daughter went there for 1 year before switching to another college. Most of her credits wouldn't transfer because they weren't even necessary for what she was studying. Their cost of books were way out of the norm and was intentionally made so that they had no value for classes coming up behind you. Therefore you couldn't even sell them to other students. The female students are treated much different than the male students. They even suggested that the females were there to meet their mates while the males were there to study. My daughter went on to get her Masters from the other college she attended. But she owes this college a third of her debt for just that one year. Let's not forget all the buildings that this place is adding while they over charge and under educate their students. In my opinion and from what I myself witnessed I'd say they should stick to just teaching kids to become pastors. They are also extremely right wing politically and discourage any sort of free thought. I myself am a moderate and a Christian and I raised my children the same way. We encourage free thought, charity and true Christianity. This place is nothing but greed. They paid Ben Carson an obscene amount of money to speak there while they took the money from their students. That money could have gone for much better use. As a fiscal conservative I find this college to be extremely liberal with the students tuition money. I'm not even going to mention the scandals in recent years, But I will say I'm not surprised by them one bit.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Magnificent School, finished my Masters Degree, pursued my Doctoral Degree and now I am Dr. Cheryl L Collins I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      A decent school that allowed me to take one class at a time which is hugely beneficial to me since I have to help my parents out. But at one point I started to not do so well because of the mental illness (depression) that I suffer with and other things in my life had started getting in the way of my work. I sent in an appeal and it was rejected, I was kicked out and I don't think that I was given a fair chance. Other than that it is a good school for others who can only do one class at a time.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Two of my sons graduated from Ohio Christian University and it was a wonderful experience for both of them. The knowledge they received there as graduates has resulted in both of them owning and operating very successful businesses. Most of all, they we're loved and cared about by friends and staff alike. I had reservations at first but it was the best place they could have gone and now the university has grown by leaps and bounds. They both received encouragement and support throughout their time there over all. Most of all they we're encouraged in their walk with the Lord and are young men seeking after Jesus and doing their best to live for Him and care for their families while serving others and giving back to their communities in many ways. I have a great respect for this University.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Very disheartened. The books are VERY expensive - math book was almost $300. No option to purchase books elsewhere, they are contracted with Tree Of Life Book store and ALL students MUST pay their prices. Found the same books for 1/4 of the cost many other places brand new. Issues with a professor were handled appropriately on my end, no complaints there. My biggest complaint is that I found out their degree's are not worth the paper they are printed on unless you are going into ministry, which I am not. I am working on a business management degree. My credits DO NOT transfer to a traditional community college. Their accreditation are not through higher education organizations, they are through religious organizations making those credits worthless to any other college or university and I am not over $10000 in debt. I have spoken to several colleges and I am dead in the water with over 1 year wasted. I emailed the school 2 days ago, but have received no response. Course work, aside from Algebra, were not difficult or challenging. Just a lot of writing and a template to put it all in. Lots of devotionals and Bible study though, but I can get that at church. Was looking for a challenging school, Christian based, that I could possibly transfer to a local college at a later date. This is not it. feeling deflated.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 1476 Lancaster Pike


      Religious affiliation: Other Protestant

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +7404748896

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: ohiochristian.edu

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