OU Honors College among top in nation

August 20, 2015

The Journal Record Staff

NORMAN – The Honors College at the University of Oklahoma is one of the top 25 public university honors programs in the nation, according to A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs.

The review is the only publication that provides detailed ratings and reviews of major public honors colleges and honors programs. It contains ratings of eight program components: honors graduation requirements, range and type of honors courses, honors class size, honors graduation rates, ratio of honors staff to students, honors residence halls, prestigious awards, and priority registration for classes.

The university was awarded a 4.5 out of 5 overall rating.

The Honors College provides an academic program for more than 3,000 undergraduate students. The Honors College seeks to inspire students to a lifetime of intellectual curiosity and continuing self-sustained inquiry and personal growth.

“The college challenges our finest students to develop their talents to the fullest,” said OU President David L. Boren. “It provides an excellent small college environment in the midst of a large comprehensive university.”

The honors program at OU was started in the 1963-64 academic year by OU President George Lynn Cross and professor Paul Ruggiers.