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About OCU

Ohio Christian University 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.

OCU was founded in 1948 as Circleville Bible College for the purpose of educating clergy for the Churches of Christ in Christian Union. While remaining true to its founders' vision, Ohio Christian University has expanded its outreach by becoming accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the Association for Biblical Higher Education and adding associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in disciplines such as business and government, emergency management & businesspsychology, substance abuse counseling, and human services.



OCU Campus, Maxwell CenterOhio Christian University's main campus is located in Circleville, Ohio. Students enrolled in our traditional undergraduate program attend classes and reside on campus in Circleville, Ohio. Our adult degree program offers several campus locations in Ohio and Georgia as well as online options.

1476 Lancaster Pike (view map)
Circleville, Ohio 43113

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  • Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled, with approximately 600 students in the traditional undergraduate program.
  • Female/Male Ratio: 55% female and 45% male
  • Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%


  • Ohio Christian University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the Association for Biblical Higher Education, and the Ohio Board of Regents. (see complete list of recognitions)
  • Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1
  • Degree Programs
  • Traditional Undergraduate Programs
  • Adult Degree Programs
  • Graduate Programs
  • Dual Credit/Ohio College Credit Plus (CCP) for High School Students


At Ohio Christian University, champions are trained for success on and off the playing field. Competitors learn to lead while playing for an NCCAA National Championship; they become champions by serving the community around them. OCU coaches and players understand winning comes from excellence, and that character comes from perseverance. The campus community is also united together, rallying our Trailblazers on to victory. The Trailblazers compete at the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division II in one of the NCCAA's toughest conferences, the Mid-East Region. Visit the Trailblazer Athletics homepage.