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Create, lead, and serve at Oklahoma City University, now online

OCU Online provides a high-quality education in a flexible format that works for you

Oklahoma City University prepares all learners to Create, Lead, and Serve, and now students can achieve their educational goals and career dreams all online. Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the country1, OCU has educated leaders since 1904. Honoring our United Methodist history, we encourage students to embrace service as a powerful factor in their scholarship and to go forth in the world as independent thinkers, ethical decision-makers and highly employable professionals. Our vision as a university is to be an innovative institution with a local impact and global reputation. We’re pleased to further our reach and bring our passion for educating creative and independent spirits online.

Explore Oklahoma City University Online programs

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RN-BSN Online
Expand your professional nursing skills and open yourself up to new opportunities as you bolster your career opportunities with courses in nursing leadership, research, and community health.
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MSN Online
Enhance your nursing expertise with a concentration in leadership or education to significantly advance your career and increase your earning potential.

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Expect smaller class sizes and deeper connections at Oklahoma City University

At Oklahoma City University, we provide an education that equips students with the skills and confidence to adapt to and excel in a complex and dynamic world. The core values of integrity, respect, diversity and inclusion, and collaboration are the foundation upon which we conduct our work and the qualities to which we look when making decisions. We believe deeply in treating others with dignity and kindness and approaching people and situations with open minds and hearts. We take purposeful action to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for all and intentionally pursue our common goals with a genuine spirit of community.

A student-faculty ratio of 11:1 and average class sizes under 20 students illustrate OCU’s commitment to personalized attention and individualized learning for all students. Nearly 80% of our experienced faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields and professors, not graduate assistants, instruct all OCU courses.

Embrace online learning with Oklahoma City University

One of the core tenets of Oklahoma City University Online is to create engaging virtual learning opportunities for adult learners. OCU Online is presented through Desire to Learn (D2L), an online learning platform designed for personalized, flexible learning experiences. Students can log on to watch lectures, study texts, and collaborate with their peers, wherever and whenever works for them.

Virtual learning is no longer a frontier of experimentation. Nearly 6 million students nationwide are enrolled in higher education exclusively online2— and it’s proving effective. The Research Institute of America found that e-learning increases retention rates by as much as 60%.3 That’s likely because online learning gives students autonomy over their learning process. Studying outside of a classroom allows you to learn at your own pace: pausing, rewinding and repeating lessons as much as you need in the style that works for you. With 24-hour access to course materials you don’t have to rely on your note-taking to save information from a professor’s enlightening lecture. You can also easily search and reference texts saved to your device or access them from anywhere with an internet connection. In addition, if you do run into any technological issues, our Student Success Coordinators are available to help you troubleshoot, find what you need, and get you back on track.

What are 5 advantages to online learning?

Learn from and connect with expert Oklahoma City University faculty from wherever you‘re located
Master the curriculum on your schedule, in your learning style
Don't skip a paycheck. Choose a program that works in tandem with your career and find immediate application of course learnings in your current role
Meet and learn from a diverse cohort of students, including individuals from across the country
Get 1:1 mentorship through your dedicated Student Success Coordinator
Community isn’t a location, it’s a commitment
We’re a small school with a global mindset. At Oklahoma City University, you’ll not only build skills but also your network. Our faculty are practitioner-scholars, meaning they bring both in-depth knowledge and practical industry experience to their course instruction and can help you make professional connections whether you’re based in Oklahoma City or out of state.
An affordable private school education
At Oklahoma City University, we take pride in being a private school that makes a prestigious education accessible to all. More than 90% of our students receive financial aid and we’ve been recognized by both The National Review College Guide and The Student Guide to America’s 100 Best College Buys for academic excellence and affordability. Online students have access to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), public and private grants, and scholarships. We don’t want you to be overwhelmed and worried about finances over furthering your education and career. The adept and caring staff in the Financial Aid Office at OCU can work with you to determine your best options for financing your degree and offer advice on preparation and application to a number of scholarships and grants.

For an individualized education with integrity, choose Oklahoma City University Online

Join us for a high-quality, community-focused education and thrive in your field when you build and enhance your professional and personal skills, entirely online. At Oklahoma City University, our success is defined by the incredible achievements of our students and faculty. From taking the lead in nursing to bringing innovative business ideas to the boardroom, we can’t wait to see what you do next.

Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
July 11
Fall 2022
Final Deadline
August 8
Fall 2022
Start Date
August 22
Fall 2022
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