Congruent with its mission and objectives, Ohio Christian University seeks to enroll students with strong Christian character, intellectual ability, and desire to profit from a biblically based education. Admission is based on the completed application forms, transcripts of all academic work, ACT or SAT scores, reference, and personal statements of faith.

The University is firmly committed to its historic purpose of educating students for careers in Christian vocational ministries. At the same time, it is recognized that some people, who are planning for careers in fields normally outside traditional ministry careers, desire to study in a biblically based learning environment. These applicants will find a degree from Ohio Christian University attractive. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The core of general education credits required for all of its degrees provides a solid foundation for graduate level studies.