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OCU Improves Ranking in National Wall Street Journal List

Oklahoma City University was named to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings for 2020.

The listings, released Wednesday, has OCU at number 249 in the country, an improvement of 40 places from a year ago.

OCU’s strongest ratings were in Engagement, which was in the top 86.5 percentile. OCU also ranked above average in Resources and Environment.

The rankings are of universities and colleges designed to put graduate success and student learning at its heart. Developed in partnership with U.S. experts and universities, the ranking adopts a balanced scorecard approach using 15 individual performance metrics, grouped into four pillars representing Resources (30%), Engagement (20%), Outcomes (40%) and Environment (10%).

Data sources include the Times Higher Education (THE) U.S. Student Survey, and THE Academic Reputation Survey, along with public data from IPEDS, the College Scorecard and Federal Student Aid on areas including completion rates and graduate employment. The full methodology can be found on the THE’s website.

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