Ohio Christian University Online

Originally founded in 1948 as the Circleville Bible College, Ohio Christian University is a private institution in Circleville, Ohio that “prepares students to serve effectively in the church and society by providing holistic, Christ-centered, biblically integrated education in the Wesleyan tradition,” according to the university’s mission statement. U.S. News & Report indicates that in 2012, the school’s total undergraduate enrollment was 1,752 students, and a student-faculty ratio was 14 to 1.

Programs Offered

Ohio Christian University manages seven undergraduate departments with emphasis on ministry and missions, and the integration of faith and learning in the classroom environment. Bachelor’s degree programs available online through Ohio Christian University include business management, healthcare management, leadership and ministry, logistics management, organizational leadership, psychology, and substance abuse counseling. Traditional bachelor’s degrees available include international business, music education, youth ministries, sports ministry and management, and early childhood teacher education. Ohio Christian University also offers a master’s degree in ministry. Associate degrees are offered in agribusiness, Biblical studies, business management, and pastoral ministry.


The Association for Biblical Higher Education’s Commission on Accreditation has accredited Ohio Christian University since January 1976, and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Ohio Christian University since January 2005.


Admission to Ohio Christian University’s undergraduate program requires a completed application with a $25 application fee, official secondary school transcripts, SAT or ACT test results and a completed minister reference form. Applicants to the Master of Arts in Ministry program must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 grade point average, a minimum of two years of pastoral or lay ministry experience, six credits in Bible courses, and three credits in theology courses.

Admissions Contact

Ohio Christian University
1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, Ohio 43113

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