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Oakland Community College Overview

Oakland Community College is a public institution situated in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Oakland Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Oakland Community College Known For?

2,307 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Oakland Community College.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Oakland Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Oakland Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#127 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#551 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Oakland Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Science Technologies/Technicians Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Science Technologies/Technicians Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Value Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Oakland Community College?

Location of Oakland Community College

Contact details for Oakland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2480 Opdyke Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266
Phone: 248-341-2000
Website: https://www.oaklandcc.edu

How Do I Get Into Oakland Community College?

You can apply to Oakland Community College online at: https://www.oaklandcc.edu/apply/default.aspx

As long as you submit the requested materials to Oakland Community College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Oakland Community College?

12% Take Out Loans
18.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Oakland Community College, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $3,670 a year. That adds up to $14,680 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oakland Community College is 18.9%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Oakland Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,776 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,211 undergraduate students at Oakland Community College, with 3,776 being full-time and 11,435 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Oakland Community College

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,776 full-time undergraduates at Oakland Community College, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Oakland Community College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oakland Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Oakland Community College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 128
Black or African American 548
Hispanic or Latino 198
White 2,182
International Students 407
Other Races/Ethnicities 313

Over 81 countries are represented at Oakland Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Oakland Community College

390 Took All Classes Online
1,431 Took At Least One Class Online
79.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,431 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Oakland Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 48th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Oakland Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oakland Community College was 79.3%. This is the #386 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oakland Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Oakland Community College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Oakland Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Criminal Justice & Corrections #44
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #45

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Oakland Community College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 902 0 902
Nursing 0 145 94 239
Business Administration & Management 0 177 0 177
Criminal Justice & Corrections 83 51 0 134
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 93 0 93
Allied Health Professions 50 31 1 82
Accounting 1 64 15 80
Health & Medical Administrative Services 35 18 4 57
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 12 29 12 53
Fire Protection 49 1 0 50
Information Technology 6 26 13 45
Mental & Social Health Services 0 42 0 42
Legal Support Services 0 19 19 38
Design & Applied Arts 0 33 0 33
Human Development & Family Studies 0 29 0 29
Culinary Arts 0 15 11 26
American Sign Language 0 24 0 24
Dental Support Services 0 24 0 24
Computer Programming 0 16 5 21
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 5 9 5 19
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 17 0 0 17
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 13 4 17
Library & Archives Assisting 0 11 1 12
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 3 3 6 12
Health & Physical Education 0 9 1 10
Precision Metal Working 0 2 8 10
Horticulture 3 5 1 9
Industrial Production Technology 0 5 2 7
Construction Management 0 3 3 6
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Homeland Security 4 0 0 4
Music 0 2 2 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 3 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 3 0 3
Computer Systems Analysis 0 2 1 3
Environmental Control Technology 1 1 1 3
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 1 2 3
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 2 2
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 1 1 2
Cosmetology 0 2 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 0 0 1
Hospitality Management 0 1 0 1
International Business 0 1 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 1
Fine & Studio Arts 0 1 0 1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 270 1,823 214 2,307

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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