As a biblically-centered Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, OKWU models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of Truth, and the practice of Wisdom.
- The Primacy of Jesus Christ as the incarnate Son of God, the Alpha, and Omega, the Beginning and the End, who is the lens for all learning and the Lord of our daily lives.
- The Priority of Scripture as the inerrant and authoritative written Word of God that guides us in all matters of faith, learning, and living.
- The Pursuit of Truth as an objective, attainable reality grounded in the person and example of Jesus Christ and anchored in the Bible.
- The Practice of Wisdom as the goal for all members of the university community, who work to promote healing and wholeness in a broken culture and hurting world.
A Christ-Centered College Experience
OKWU is a Christian university of The Wesleyan Church. We are an institution that believes in and practices the transforming grace & Truth of Jesus Christ.
Meet the President
Dr. James A. Dunn
President since 2019
Grace & Truth
An OKWU education prioritizes the transformation of the whole person for the whole world. We help students discover, live, and deepen their relationship in Jesus Christ to influence culture with Grace & Truth.
1905 Year Founded
800 On-Campus Students
9:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
27 Campus Size (Acres)
38 Academic Programs
120 Intercollegiate Athletic Teams
1:1 Female-to-Male Ratio
22 Countries Represented in Student Body
28 States Represented in Student Body
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