Ohio Christian University Reviews

  • 30 Reviews
  • Circleville (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,806
58% of 30 students said this degree improved their career prospects
57% of 30 students said they would recommend this school to others
Start Your Online College Search:

Programs with 5+ Reviews

Student & Graduate Reviews

Noah Rich
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Ohio University probably costs more than it should, but I couldn't believe I had the professors I did while there. I've never met educators and researchers so supportive and helpful toward me and both my long-term and short term goals. These professors helped me grow personally and professionally. Your degree will not have the most prestige, but if you work hard and are self-motivated you can distinguish yourself at OU. The greater University area itself is a little chaotic. The area is quaint but the student body is often involved in things which I don't recommend. It's good fun, but there's a lot which can lead you down the wrong path too."
Noah Rich
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2019
  • Degree: Spanish
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Ohio University probably costs more than it should, but I couldn't believe I had the professors I did while there. I've never met educators and researchers so supportive and helpful toward me and both my long-term and short term goals. These professors helped me grow personally and professionally. Your degree will not have the most prestige, but if you work hard and are self-motivated you can distinguish yourself at OU. The greater University area itself is a little chaotic. The area is quaint but the student body is often involved in things which I don't recommend. It's good fun, but there's a lot which can lead you down the wrong path too."
Amber
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Ohio Christian University is fantastic for both spiritual growth and development and overall academic success. The Professor's care on a personal level, the coursework is applicable and challenging, but not too difficult, and the development of all classes available is superb. One thing about this college and the English for AYA program in particular that I wish was different would be that the majority of English classes are offered online because it is a new program. All of the staff were still great, however, being the first person to graduate from the program, I wish that the English courses would have been on-campus and had interaction with other peers for optimal growth and learning. Other than that fact, though, it was a fantastic five years of my education."
Hunt
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2019
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I enjoyed the 5-week adult education format and the Christian focus. However, the staff at OCU have no idea what they are doing. They almost canceled our cohort twice because they forgot to sign us up for the next class. Then when they finally got our cohort enrolled, they charged me twice for the same class. The problems just go on and on and on. One of the students from our cohort was so upset with the constant errors, issues, and billing discrepancies that he actually called a lawyer. I paid my bill every single semester, including my last semester. I graduated and receive my diploma then 6 months later they send me a bill for $1,000 saying they are going to send my account to collections. They have some great professors but their administrative staff seems to be totally incompetent."
Disgruntled Student
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2019
  • Degree: Information Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"I have been attending what I thought was College for two weeks. Turns out when this site asked me what did I study, I entered computer skills for college which did not even come up as an actual College course. I've been trying to log into their ohiolink in order to get articles to cite For an upcoming paper. I cannot login it tells me that my registration has expired or is invalid. My paper is now late due to this. I've been trying to contact my facilitator for three days through email with no reply. I called my student advisor and they gave me another number to call which no surprised nobody answered. They were quick to enroll me without even discussing my financial aid or student loans. I failed my first class due to late papers because they failed to tell me that I needed to have a Windows operating system. I was submitting papers through Chromebook and they were not going through. They still failed me for late papers. After I went out and bought a computer that was compatible with their classes just so I could turn in my papers. They're now emailing me telling me that I have a time limit to send back the papers they require for my financial aid and if I do not hurry and send them back they are going to turn the two classes I've taken over to collection. The school is a scam. Jokes on them I never signed anything so they won't get one penny out of me or my financial aid."
M. Shull
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2018
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Highly recommend this school's MBA program for time-conscious driven professionals. With literally no time on the schedule to add one more video conference or meeting, OCU's 100% online MBA permitted at-own-pace completion of course work. Due to the reach of the online platform there was more than adequate interaction with likeminded individuals, both staff & students in different time zones, all pursuing like objectives. The technical support was excellent; the staff, highly qualified & very professional."
Liz
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2018
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The School of Business and Government has incredible professors who have loads of experience in law enforcement, business management, business ownership, and courts. The instructors are very personal, and will do anything in their power to assist you with your learning. I have had multiple professors sit down with me alone, upon request, to discuss topics I do not quite understand."
Lexi Markle
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2018
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The Teaching Education program at OCU has been tremendous! The faculty is wonderful and I am learning so much. They offer way more than other schools and assure that every student is prepared and guaranteed a teaching job upon graduation. Highly recommend this program and this school!!!!"
"Susanna Smith"
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2018
  • Degree: Biblical Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"A bit too "Sunday School" and I believe I understood and knew less when I finished than when I began. Core classes not as helpful as they should have been. Some of the teaching was a bit stretched and I felt that politics was pushed on campus and it should not have been."
Ed
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I attended this school's online program for Business IT. The classes are not geared to give you the experience you need. My experience is a nightmare, I started with guidance counselor who was very good. She went on vacation and I had no one to handle my questions pertaining to my classes. I spent all summer trying to reach her to no avail. I was assigned another guidance counselor who did not even introduce herself and she was not all interested in helping. I came to know that I had a different counselor because another issue arose with one my courses. In which she said oh by the way i'm your new counselor. There were many issue with my classes I kept being placed in classes that were 2- 3 weeks into the course work. Books were 90% of the time late and when I would ask to be dropped they would still bill me even though the books were late. I often had to speak to students and wait for phone appointments when it came to resolving class issues. I spent 14,000 dollars of my financial aid on 9 credits. I submitted pertinent paperwork when I enrolled this also included my 2015 IRS transcripts, I was asked to resubmit the same paper work a year later because they could find it. I spent 7 months waiting for a reply from this school. In the interim my guidance counselor never once reached out to me to ask how I was doing not once. This school placed me on academic probation while I was waiting for my IRS transcript. I was told by a Christian School that I would receive a letter and that I could appeal. I contacted the head of the counseling dept, she placed all the blame on me, and not the school. This conversation was followed by a letter of dis-enrollment from this so called school. I would not recommend this school at all to anyone not even to anyone seeking a doctrinal degree. The online courses are marginal at best and they don't give you the tools needed, I would not at all recommend this school. STAY AWAY!!!"
None
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2018
  • Degree: Emergency Management
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Save your money and really research colleges before you go to them. The school is run by students with the exception of most of the professors. So getting answers never happens. They waited two days before my last class to email me .....my advisor,to let me know that she had reviewed my transcripts and I actually need two more biblical classes and may not be able to graduate because of it. Now I had Already purchased my cap and gown and official transcripts as She led me to the websites and had me believe I was finished 150 credits later . Wish I would have went somewhere else. Total nightmare"
Samantha Stevens
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2018
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I could not be more pleased with the final results of my degree program. The only thing that a student needs to remember to make anything out of the degree is to have experience. If you do not have experience you will not do well gaining employment after you get your degree. I have applied for the most simple jobs and now I am overqualified without experience. That is not the schools fault. The only thing I think academia lacks is the ability to address that a student may need to do internships while in college. Otherwise, I had great professors (with the exception of one which bullied me until the dean kicked him out). The classes were professional and I obtained a lot of knowledge. I couldn't ask for anything better."
David Conklin
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2018
  • Degree: Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I graduated last spring with my Bachelor's degree and I loved OCU! The professors were first rate and the education was vigorous. The cost was reasonable, the staff was engaged, and prompt when it came to questions about assignments or grades. I am currently enrolled in the Master's program for Ministry with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling. I am carrying a 4.0 currently and graduated with honors in the BA program; it is challenging work but very rewarding at the same time. I highly recommend this school."
MaineBrown
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2018
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"This college is eager to enroll students, they are not easy to contact once you are enrolled. Questions do not get answered or addressed. They have a tendency to answer what they think you want to hear, without taking time to understand what you are asking. VERY FRUSTRATING. Makes me feel like I am just repeatedly beating my head against the wall"
Steve
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2018
  • Degree: Biblical Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"First, I graduated with an Associates degree in Christian Ministry Summa Cum Laude, I then decided to continue on for my Bachelor degree, big mistake. Many classes had only three people in them, there were so few in fact that they had to cancel one of my semesters, which in turn screwed up my graduation date as well as financing. It was impossible to get them to fix the situation, currently I just dropped my class and am looking to transfer what credits I can (90 out of 104 earned) to another college. My grades have never been an issue as I have carried a 3.99 GPA throughout. A terrible experience and waste of money, do not consider this school."
Dylan
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2018
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I find that the courses were quite easy to complete as long as you attended class and were on time each class period. I learned a lot of content--the professors are quite knowledgeable; both in person and online. The University also has good relations with other schools in the county and neighboring counties; which is good for field experiences and student teaching. I thought all things were good at OCU, although perhaps the technology is not quite up to par--not bad, but not top of the line."
Student and observer of wife
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Hello let me start with the school as a whole. At first glance the school grounds and school foundation which would be God surrounded and the social outreach xlibs are all very good in this school. Unfortunalty the school has a lot infastructure issues really making it very difficult and strenuous on the student. Several things is that the school requires madatory 2 trips that are needed to be self funded for certain degrees. This is not mentioned to you in orientation so when a trip costs roughly 1000 dollars that can be an incovience for the student. The trips are fine in them selves but while on the trip which unfortunatly falls on normal class days the student must still complete normal homework assignments ontop of the trip or the student will fall behind. This brings me to another piont where the school ciriculum and the what the teachers ciriculem clash. The teachers will not excuse missing or late or even though the student is required to preform a school activity for completion of degree. Through these events the lack of communication was huge making all this more difficult.These were two of the biggest struggles and downfalls to the school. Maybe in time the school will become more unified but only time will tell I hope this helps."
Delcee K
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2017
  • Degree: Agriculture
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Far to many basic repetitive classes. Not even touching the main course. The layout and instruction is far to confusing and not written clearly. Seems like a bunch of dimwits put it all together. I did not finish my 1st 10 weeks because there are little communications of clarity when needing help. They have ZERO webinars, and I find those important and very helpful since those are done in real time! Needless to say I ma switching online colleges. Overall HORRIBLE and I do NOT recommend this online college!!! RUN AWAY FROM IT FAST!!!!!"
Tara
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2017
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Let's start with the fact that I didn't finish. I approached the school because my husband was friends with a recruiter. Before enrolling I explained that I was laid off and couldn't afford payments at that time. They said that's fine and approved me for $40,000 in student loans which they said I wouldn't need all of that. I started and the classes were SUPER repetitive! We primarily took gen ed classes with very few core classes. About 9 months before I was to graduate they said I was out of funding.... WHAT!?!? They said that my funding amount had changed (in a little over a year). I was now only approved for $30,000 and I had used it all. Well that pissed me off but ok I'll just waist that money and get out of school..... oh wait the class you're currently in isn't covered and each class is over $2,000. I tried to drop the class but because I attended 2 classes I had to pay for the whole amount. Enter their debt collector. The first piece of mail I received from them was this morning and then AT WORK I get a call. I was ticked! I said do not call me at work! He said that we've been trying to call your other number for 2 weeks but no one answers. The rep said oh we can't leave messages. Wait you can't say "hey Tara call us at... blah blah phone number"? Seriously! I'm getting in trouble at work now for personal calls and I can't get them to stop for a debt that I accrued from shady practices. I don't recommend this school. Good luck in your search and with your future but this Christian collage has some very un-Christian practices."
William E. Turner
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"So to update my feelings about Ohio Christian University. Even after getting billed $100 for having to drop a class because of my wife emergency surgery, and $65.00 fee for the book they said I did not return, I promised that I would send the money on my next payday in September. They turned it over to a collection company. They could not wait one week, come on, give your students a break, or do you really not care if we return or what we have to say about this University. I will never admit I attended here, so sad."