Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian university of the Wesleyan Church located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.



Oklahoma Wesleyan University was founded by the Wesleyan Church to provide higher education within a Christian environment for Wesleyan youth. Bartlesville Wesleyan College, its predecessor, was founded on the campus in Bartlesville, Oklahoma from a series of mergers of several schools. In August 2001 Bartlesville Wesleyan College became Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Oklahoma Wesleyan has ranked very well in Reports by various organizations. Oklahoma Wesleyan was ranked by CBS money watch as having the number 1 professor staff in the nation in 2011.


"A university where Jesus is Lord."

School Information

OKWU offers over 35 majors through its traditional campus program. There are approximately 900 students, with 420 on the main campus and 480 at OKWU campuses around Oklahoma.[1]

The Four Pillars of the School

1. 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.
2. The priority of Scripture as the inerrant and authoritative written Word of God that guides us in all matters of faith, learning, and living.
3. The practice of Wisdom as an objective, attainable reality grounded in the person and example of Jesus Christ and anchored in the Bible.
4. The pursuit of Truth as the goal for all members of the university community, who work to promote healing and wholeness in a broken culture and hurting world.

Antecedent Schools


1909 Miltonvale Wesleyan College is founded in Miltonvale, Kansas.
1910 Colorado Springs Bible College is founded in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
1917 Pilgrim Bible College is founded in Pasadena, California.
1932 Holiness Evangelistic Institute is founded in El Monte, California.
1959 Colorado Springs Bible College, Pilgrim Bible College and Holiness Evangelistic Institute merge to become Central Pilgrim College in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
1968 The Pilgrim Holiness Church and Wesleyan Methodist Church merge to become the Wesleyan Church. Central Pilgrim College becomes Bartlesville Wesleyan College.
1972 Miltonvale Wesleyan College and Bartlesville Wesleyan College merge and retain the Bartlesville Wesleyan College name.
2001 Bartlesville Wesleyan College becomes Oklahoma Wesleyan University.


  1. ^ "FAQ - Undergraduate". Oklahoma Wesleyan University. http://www.okwu.edu/undergrad/explore/faq/. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 

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