Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

OCU ranks best in state


U.S. News & World Report again has ranked Oklahoma City University among the best colleges in the country. OCU scored the No. 23 spot in the listing of "Best Regional Universities in the West," the highest placement of Oklahoma universities in that category.

The regional category is made up of universities that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.

Along with the high regional ranking, OCU is one of only two schools in the state on the West regional universities "A+ Schools for B Students" list; ranks No. 13 for "Best Regional University for Veterans in the West," rising seven places from last year and highest in the state; and is named on the "Most International Students" list.

The "A+ Schools for B Students" list commends the universities and colleges that accept outstanding applicants whose scores are not "A." The schools included in this list see great potential in those students and help them achieve their goals.

U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on various factors including graduation and retention rates, peer assessments, faculty resources, student selections, financial resources, and alumni giving.

This report comes on the heels of OnStage magazine’s ranking of top dance programs in the country. OCU’s Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment was ranked No. 2 in the nation, ahead of New York University and just behind Juilliard.


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