Student Outcomes

Employment rate (from 2018 Alumni Survey of recent graduates): 


Full-time employment 70.89%
Part-time employment 12.03%
Full time graduate student 2.53%
Retired 4.43%
Stay-at-home parent .63%
Unemployed, looking for employment 7.59%
Unemployed, not looking for employment 1.90%


Who Employs Our Graduates?

Student to Faculty Ratio:  12 to 1

Student Satisfaction Survey (2018):

87% of students are satisfied with their overall education at OCU.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rate: 65%

Retention rate measures the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Graduation Rates:

  • For students who began their studies as first time freshmen in Fall, 2011: 29%
  • For all full-time students (first time and transfer) who entered in Fall, 2011: 40%
  • For students receiving Pell Grants (six year graduation rate for bachelor degree):  29%
  • For students receiving the Subsidized Direct Loan and no Pell Grants (six year graduation rate for bachelor degree):  42%
  • For students receiving neither the Subsidized Direct Loan nor Pell Grants (six year graduation rate for bachelor degree):  50%
  • For athletes (six year bachelor graduation rate for freshmen entering 2008): 38%
  • For Students Pursuing a Bachelor Degree:

6 year graduation rate

Men (total 71)


Women (total 73)


Total (men and women 144)


Nonresident alien (total 1)


Hispanic/Latino (total 3)


American Indian or Alaska Native (total 1)


Asian (total 2)


Black or African American (total 18)


Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (total 0)


White (total 112)


Two or more races (total 4)