Oakwood University Overview
Oakwood University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Huntsville, Alabama. The city atmosphere of Huntsville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Oakwood University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Oakwood is the master's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
Oakwood University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Oakwood.
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Where Is Oakwood University?
Contact details for Oakwood are given below.
|Address:||7000 Adventist Blvd Nw, Huntsville, AL 35896|
How Do I Get Into Oakwood?
You can apply to Oakwood online at: https://my.oakwood.edu/ICS/Admissions/
Admission Requirements for Oakwood
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Oakwood?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.
Average Test Scores
About 43% of students accepted to Oakwood submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 430 and 530.
Can I Afford Oakwood 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 Oakwood, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,591 a year. That adds up to $26,364 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Oakwood is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Oakwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 65 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,366 full-time undergraduates at Oakwood, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oakwood University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,107|
|Hispanic or Latino||70|
Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at Oakwood University. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 24 countries are represented at Oakwood. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bahamas, Bermuda, and Canada.
Online Learning at Oakwood University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Oakwood has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 37th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Oakwood
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oakwood University was 411.1%. This is the #162 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oakwood regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Oakwood majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||24%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Oakwood 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 Oakwood.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Business Administration & Management||#43|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#53|
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%.
Oakwood 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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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