Ohio Christian University Freezes Traditional Tuition for 2014-2015

Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce a tuition freeze for the 2014-2015 academic year. OCU President Mark Smith said, “We believe in the value of higher education and want to keep it affordable and accessible, especially to those least able to pay. Therefore, the board voted unanimously to freeze tuition this next year.”

“OCU tuition in its traditional program is nearly $7,000 less annually than tuition at comparable private universities,” according to OCU Vice President for Enrollment Mike Egenreider. He added, “OCU’s education costs are comparable with Ohio University Chillicothe or Lancaster.”

OCU student Kendra Nead commented, “Ohio Christian University freezing tuition has given me the privilege to continue my undergraduate education at OCU."

OCU provides scholarships and grants to 99 percent of its traditional undergraduate students based on academic achievement and need. On average, OCU invests more than $5 million annually in university-funded financial aid. OCU has an education scholarship fund at the Pickaway County Community Foundation (http://www.yourpccf.org/). If you wish to assist a Pickaway student, contact Mark Taylor at 420-5919 or mtaylor@ohiochristian.edu.

Another strategy OCU is implementing to keep costs down is offering a three-year bachelor’s degree. In this program students can save a year of tuition, room, and board, and enter the job market earlier.

Ohio Christian University was recently named a 2014 Best in the Midwest Universities by U.S. News and World Report. This report compares the relative quality of institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as freshman retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty.

Ohio Christian University, founded in 1948 and one of the fastest growing universities in the nation, is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for traditional undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students. Additionally, the Trailblazer Academy allows high school students to complete college classes. All programs are designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.  Ohio Christian is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and accredited through the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Applications are being accepted now for spring and fall term!  Apply or learn more by visiting www.ohiochristian.edu or calling 1-877-762-8669.