Ohio Christian University
Circleville, OH 43113-9487


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,661
Religious affiliation Other Protestant
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 321 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Ohio Christian University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Ohio Christian University's tuition was $18,190 for all students regardless of residency (32.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of Ohio Christian University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 62% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,930 (which is 10.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Ohio Christian University in 2016-2017, was 280, which is 76% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,843 (which is 16.1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Ohio Christian University has enrolled a total of 4,661 students (2,797 students full-time and 1,864 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,661 students, 431 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 4,213 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 448 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,986 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 48%

Black/African American: 27%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 19%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

Asian: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Ohio Christian University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 31% 695 151
Theology And Religious Vocations 29% 653 157
Health Professions And Related Programs 14% 313 0
Psychology 4% 98 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 4% 94 26
Education 2% 44
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 1% 24
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 20 0
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 1% 12 0
Social Sciences 0% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Ohio Christian University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Ohio Christian University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,500. Last year, out of the total 385 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 323 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 195 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 170 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $28,500 $30,600
Employment Rate 84% 87%
Total Graduates 385 195

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Ohio Christian University.

Capital University
23.8 mile away
Franklin University
24.4 mile away
Ohio Dominican University
26.4 mile away
Otterbein University
35.6 mile away
Denison University
37.9 mile away