Oakland University Overview
Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Oakland University is a public institution. Oakland is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Oakland University Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at Oakland is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest award offered at Oakland is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Oakland with a bachelor's degree make about $43,100 a year. That's 6% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Oakland University 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 has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#160||Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#286||Most Popular Master’s 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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Oakland has earned from around the web.
|#3||Highest Paid Public Health Graduates||College Factual|
|#12||Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates||College Factual|
|#16||Highest Paid Engineering Graduates||College Factual|
|#25||Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates||College Factual|
|#31||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#44||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is Oakland University?
Contact details for Oakland are given below.
|Address:||2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401|
How Do I Get Into Oakland?
You can apply to Oakland online at: www.oakland.edu/futurestudents
Admission Requirements for Oakland
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Oakland?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.
Average Test Scores
About 80% of students accepted to Oakland submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 610.
Can I Afford Oakland University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
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, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,271 a year. That adds up to $21,084 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Oakland is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Oakland University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,470 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,454 full-time undergraduates at Oakland, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oakland University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,002|
|Hispanic or Latino||522|
Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Oakland University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 58 countries are represented at Oakland. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Oakland University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Oakland has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 17th 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
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oakland University was -1.3%. This is the #2,286 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oakland regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Oakland majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||15%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Oakland 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.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#56|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#200|
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 University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Brian Gingrich under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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