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Get the facts about Oakland City University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Oakland City University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Oakland City University was awarded 93 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

Oakland City landed the #1,700 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 48 colleges in Indiana, Oakland City is ranked at #39.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Oakland City?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Oakland City University is a competitive 63%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 68% of students accepted to Oakland City submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 574. Math scores were between 452 and 562.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oakland City University  ( 460 to 574 )

SAT Math Scores for Oakland City University  ( 452 to 562 )
Oakland City received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 21.

ACT Composite Scores for Oakland City University  ( 16 to 21 )

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Oakland City University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Oakland City is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oakland City University is 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oakland City University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Oakland City University has a freshmen retention rate of 85%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  85 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Oakland City for first-time, full-time students is 42%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  42 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Oakland City University.

Oakland City University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,100 undergraduates at Oakland City with 555 being full-time and 545 being part-time.

How Much Does Oakland City University Cost?

The overall average net price of Oakland City is $11,894. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Oakland City

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$8,326 $7,638 $13,239 $15,722 $18,074

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Oakland City, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 City, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $6,526 a year. That adds up to $26,104 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oakland City is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Oakland City Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Oakland City with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,600 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 16% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Oakland City University

Oakland City University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Oakland City, Indiana. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Oakland City draws many to the area.

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Contact details for Oakland City are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 138 N Lucretia St, Oakland City, IN 47660-1099
Phone: 800-737-5125

Oakland City University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 21 majors graduated from Oakland City University. Of these students, 184 received undergraduate degrees and 67 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 44 $44,971
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 $56,641
Teacher Education Grade Specific 11 $31,133
Liberal Arts General Studies 10 NA
General Biology 6 NA
Health & Physical Education 4 $28,598
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 NA
Sacred Music 4 NA
Special Education 4 NA
General English Literature 2 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Oakland City University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Oakland City

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 155 students took at least one online class at Oakland City University. This is an increase from the 143 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 155 17
2018-2019 143 60
2017-2018 161 116
2016-2017 192 164
2015-2016 262 188

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Notes and 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.


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