OCU Named One of the Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

Ohio Christian University has received its first ranking ever in the top tier of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges in the Midwest.  For more than 25 years, U.S. News & World Report has published its Best College guidebook, which is the most widely recognized list of its kind. Students around the country use the report as a tool in finding the right college.

Dr. Mark A. Smith, President of Ohio Christian University since 2006 stated, “Over the last several years, Ohio Christian University has focused on wholistic growth - growth in enrollment, growth in quality faculty, and growth in academic and student services.  This focus has led to our first ever ranking in US News and World Report that has surpassed many of our peer institutions. Ohio Christian University continues to strive for excellence in all areas.”

The Best Colleges in the Midwest ranking includes colleges and universities in a 12 state area in the Midwest. In order to rank the colleges, U.S. News & World Report first puts each college into a category based on its mission and location. Data from each school are then gathered in 16 areas regarding academic excellence, and each area holds a certain weight (as a percentage). Finally, the colleges are ranked based on their composite weighted scores (U.S. News & World Report).

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 semester!  Apply or learn more by visiting www.ohiochristian.edu or calling 1-877-762-8669.