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Oakland Community College Overview

Oakland Community College is a public institution situated in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Bloomfield Hills is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Oakland Community College Known For?

2,733 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

Oakland Community College is ranked #10 out of 67 schools in Michigan.

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
#132 Best Associate Degree 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 Science Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Science Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Science Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Environmental Control Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Engineering Technologies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Liberal Arts & Humanities Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Oakland Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Other Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#3 Best Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Schools College Factual
#4 Best Science Technologies / Technicians Schools College Factual
#7 Best Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Schools College Factual
#22 Best Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Schools College Factual
#158 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools College Factual

Where Is Oakland Community College?

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Contact details for Oakland Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2480 Opdyke Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266
Phone: 248-341-2000

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?

15% Take Out Loans
14.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Oakland Community College, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $4,222 a year. That adds up to $16,888 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oakland Community College is 14.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Oakland Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,239 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,511 undergraduate students at Oakland Community College, with 4,239 being full-time and 10,272 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 4,239 full-time undergraduates at Oakland Community College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 139
Black or African American 611
Hispanic or Latino 238
White 2,475
International Students 401
Other Races/Ethnicities 375

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

1,214 Took All Classes Online
3,930 Took At Least One Class Online
95.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 3,930 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 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Oakland Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oakland Community College was 95.3%. This is the #432 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oakland Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Oakland Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 31%
Liberal Arts General Studies 31%
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 62%
Science Technologies / Technicians 62%

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
Other Science Technologies/Technicians #1
Science Technologies / Technicians #2
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #85
Liberal Arts General Studies #85

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 1,305 0 1,305
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 243 0 243
Business Administration & Management 0 194 0 194
Criminal Justice & Corrections 100 40 0 140
Nursing 0 124 0 124
Allied Health Professions 57 50 12 119
Accounting 0 58 7 65
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 14 31 10 55
Mental & Social Health Services 0 51 0 51
Health & Medical Administrative Services 29 12 0 41
Legal Support Services 0 22 15 37
Fire Protection 34 3 0 37
Design & Applied Arts 0 30 0 30
Information Technology 0 22 7 29
Environmental Control Technology 5 12 12 29
Precision Metal Working 0 11 15 26
Human Development & Family Studies 0 22 0 22
Computer Programming 0 13 8 21
American Sign Language 0 20 0 20
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 4 15 19
Dental Support Services 0 17 0 17
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 5 8 15
Culinary Arts 0 12 3 15
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 12 3 15
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 4 4 4 12
Library & Archives Assisting 0 5 2 7
Hospitality Management 0 6 0 6
Construction Management 0 3 2 5
Computer Information Systems 0 5 0 5
Homeland Security 5 0 0 5
Horticulture 0 3 1 4
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 3 0 0 3
Audiovisual Communications 0 2 0 2
Computer Systems Analysis 0 1 1 2
International Studies 0 2 0 2
Cosmetology 0 2 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 1 1
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 1 1
Industrial Production Technology 0 1 0 1
Other Engineering 1 0 0 1
Health & Physical Education 0 1 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 1
Music 0 1 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 254 2,352 127 2,733

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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