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Oakland University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Oakland University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Oakland University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Oakland University was awarded 49 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

Oakland landed the #681 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Oakland also holds the #21 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

See all of the rankings for Oakland University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Oakland?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Oakland University is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Oakland is a good fit for you.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oakland University  ( 510 to 620 )
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SAT Math Scores for Oakland University  ( 500 to 610 )
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Oakland received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Oakland University  ( 21 to 27 )
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Learn more about Oakland University admissions.

Oakland University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Oakland University is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oakland University is 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Oakland University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Oakland University has a freshmen retention rate of 77%. 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  77 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 16% for first-time, full-time students at Oakland, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100
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Average Overall Diversity at Oakland

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,799 undergraduates at Oakland with 12,656 being full-time and 3,143 being part-time.

Oakland Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Oakland scored 53.66 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  53.66 out of 100
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How Much Does Oakland University Cost?

The overall average net price of Oakland is $11,560. 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

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,176 $7,304 $9,637 $15,129 $17,872

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, 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, 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.

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How Much Money Do Oakland Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Oakland make around $43,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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See which majors at Oakland University make the most money.

Location of Oakland University

Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Oakland University is a public institution. Oakland is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Location of Oakland University

Contact details for Oakland are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401
Phone: 248-370-2100
Website: www.oakland.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oaklandu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oaklandu

Oakland University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 82 majors graduated from Oakland University. Of these students, 3,500 received undergraduate degrees and 1,055 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
Nursing 401 $59,500
Other Health Professions 342 $30,700
General Psychology 183 $27,000
Human Resource Management 179 $43,900
Mechanical Engineering 171 $73,500
General Biology 169 $24,700
Liberal Arts General Studies 161 $39,800
Communication & Media Studies 150 $31,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 142 $30,600
Computer Information Systems 140 $63,900

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

Online Learning at Oakland

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 2017-2018, 4,772 students took at least one online class at Oakland University. This is an increase from the 4,499 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,772 714
2016-2017 4,499 717
2015-2016 3,965 639
2014-2015 4,051 702
2013-2014 4,118 762

Learn more about online learning at Oakland University.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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